International conference on Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space

18 June 2014  -  20 June 2014
KNAW, Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
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The main question driving the conference is how social media, looked at from different angles and scholarly approaches, are transforming concepts of public space or 'publicness'.

More specifically, we will ask how social media are involved in the transformation of particular domains, including news production, public broadcasting, activism, and law and order.

The conference will take place in downtown Amsterdam at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science (Trippenhuis) and at various nearby locations of the University of Amsterdam. English spoken.

Organizers: José van Dijck & Thomas Poell
Keynote speakers: Lance Bennett, Tarleton Gillespie, Alfred Hermida, Hallvard Moe
Discussants: C.W. Anderson, Marcel Broersma, Jean Burgess, Irene Costera Meijer, Mark Deuze, Marlies Glasius, Eggo Müller, Bernhard Rieder, Richard Rogers, and Michael Schudson
Parallel panels: 150 scholars from around the world present their research

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Learn more about the conference at the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies.