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Mechanisms of normative change 

Why is it that some social norms are unexpectedly stable up to a tipping point, like homophobia in football, but change rapidly once they start to do so? And what stabilizes revenge norms even after effective legal orders have been established? Apparently, social and legal norms are not made for […]

Call for Abstracts – Lives of Data v2.0: Computing, Money, Media Workshop

We are excited to announce the *‘Lives of Data v2.0: Computing, Money, Media’ Workshop, on 05-06 January 2018*. *Call for Abstracts* The first ‘Lives of Data’ Workshop <;, in January 2017, initiated engaging, cross-disciplinary conversations <; on the historical, cultural, political, and technological conditions of data-driven knowledge production and circulation […]

CFP: Platform Urbanism

Association of American Geographers Conference 2018 New Orleans, USA, 10-14 April 2018 Organizers Susan Moore (University College London) Scott Rodgers (Birkbeck, University of London) Sponsors Digital Geographies Specialty Group Media and Communication Geography Specialty Group Urban Geography Speciality Group Outline Talk about ‘platforms’ is today all-pervasive: platform architecture, platform design, […]

CfP: Japan in the Digital Age

Japan in the Digital Age Call for Papers for a one-day Symposium Saturday 28th October, 2017 The Shed, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Keynote Speakers Prof. Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mr. Kazuhito Gen-I (?? ??), award-winning media practitioner, working on 2.5 Dimension project (theatre […]

CfP – “Youtubers” Conference – deadline June 15

A multidisciplinary conference on “Youtubers & Youtubeuses” will be held at the University of Tours, France, next November (9-10th). Suggested topics include: – Youtubers as public figures/media icons/celebrities – Youtubers’ aesthetics/languages/video subgenres – Youtubers and learning/knowledge sharing – Youtubers as counterpowers. A full call for papers (in French) is available […]

#SocMedHE17: Making an impact

#SocMedHE17: Making an impact Tuesday 19th December 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University The third social media for learning in HE conference: #SocMedHE17: Making an impact,  considers the role that social media – when used in formal and informal learning contexts – can play in addressing the major challenges currently being faced by […]

Help us forge UK applied sociology

by Nick Fox and Marguerite Regan For the past 18 months, the British Sociological Association (BSA) group Sociologists outside Academia (SOA) has been focusing on the potential for careers working as applied or practical sociologists, beyond the traditional remits of academia.  Sociology is essential not only for understanding the big […]

CfP Special Issue: The Platformization of Chinese Society

Special Issue of Chinese Journal of Communication: The Platformization of Chinese Society Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017 Full Paper Submission deadline: February 28, 2018 Guest Editors: Jeroen de Kloet, Thomas Poell, Zeng Guohua Full text: We are currently witnessing a fast process of platformization of Chinese society. […]

Sociological Fiction Zine

Such a great project. Going to try and think of something to contribute to this: All sociologists write stories – Game & Metcalfe, Passionate Sociology The relationship between fiction and sociology is as old as the discipline itself. Sociological fiction is receiving increasing attention of late – see The Sociological […]

Social Imaginaries: The re-invention of social research

Social Imaginaries: The re-invention of social research Panel discussion and book launch of Digital Sociology by Noortje Marres   Date and Time: 9 May, 5-7pm Location: Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, Granary Square, London N1C 4AA Hosted by: – Innovation Insights Hub, University of the Arts London – Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, […]

CfP: Queer Studies Conference

Looking Back, Looking Forward Friday 30th June 2017, University of Surrey, Guildford BSA Early Career Forum Regional Event Contemporary queer studies increasingly focus on broad areas of sociological concern. It is therefore common to find early career researchers working on issues relating to sexuality across the humanities and social sciences. […]