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Josie Fraser :: Blog :: Social Science & Web2 conference: last call for papers!

May 08, 2007

The deadline is this Friday. I'm going to submit on a project I'm working on about school aged learners use of Social Networks (& keep my fingers crossed!)

Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0:

5th & 6th September 2007

National Science Learning Centre (NSLC), the University of York, U.K.

A 2-day event organised by the Social Informatics Research Unit (SIRU), Department of
Sociology, University of York in collaboration with the Taylor and Francis Journal Information, Communication Society (iCS) and the ESRC e-Society Programme.

The conference will cover the full range of Web 2.0 resources that fall into the categories that include wikis, folksonomies, mashups and, especially, Social Networking Sites (SNS). So if you are involved in social scientific or cultural research on Myspace, Facebook, Bebo, YouTube, Flikr, Second Life, Del.icio.us or other similar applications then please consider offering a paper or coming along.

We also intend to use the conference to bring together those working in the social sciences with others who may be involved in developing or using Web 2.0 applications in their everyday lives as well as policy makers, designers, and so on.

Questions that might structure the event include: 

How can social science deal with Web 2.0?

How can Web 2.0 applications be used as research tools?

How can we conceptualise the heterogeneous spaces of Web 2.0?

What terminology can we find to account for Web 2.0, should we even be labelling it as such?

How can the fast and ephemeral cultures of Web 2.0 be captured by the rather slower processes of academia and the policy process?

Does Web 2.0 allow for methodological innovation?

What are the implications of Web 2.0 for welfare and citizenship?

What are the implications for privacy and surveillance?

What are the consequences for localities, senses of belonging, and everyday connections?
What linkages can be made between Web 2.0 and other social and cultural shifts of recent times?

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  1. Deadline is 18 May Josie - not this Friday. I can send you CfP I got today if you like.

    Frances BellFrances Bell on Wednesday, 09 May 2007, 16:18 BST # |

  2. Good news for me! The call is online at http://www.york.ac.uk/res/siru/web2.0conferenceCFP.pdf - are you submitting anything Frances? 

    Josie FraserEmerge info on Wednesday, 09 May 2007, 21:37 BST # |

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