Workshop: Publishing and mediatization

Adjacent workshop to the ACSIS 2017 symposium. Norrköping, June 21 2017.

In this workshop we want to explore how changing modes of mediatization affect the conditions for conducting and disseminating academic research. The open-access movement and the possibilities to publish research digitally and independently of formal publishing channels are changing the terms for scientific publishing. The format and nature of the scientific text are also undergoing transformation. Animated images and audio files can be embedded in text, newspaper articles linked to podcasts and the set data published for secondary analysis. How do the changed forms of publishing affect the research process itself? How does the changed publishing landscape affect power and dependencies in the world of research?

This will be a half day event, featuring keynote speaker Gary Hall, director of the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University and editor at Open Humanities Press, and a panel discussions with Jesper Olsson, co-author of Kunskapens nya rörelser, and participants from ACSIS and our collaborating partner Institute of Culture and Society at University of Western Sydney.

We invite everyone who is interested in the opportunities and challenges of research and publishing in the era of mediatization to join in the discussion. If you want to take part, please send an expression of interest to Bodil Axelsson or Martin Fredriksson by April 30 at the latest.

This workshop is held back to back with the conference ‘Mobilizing Cultural Studies’ which ACSIS is organizing on June 19-20. Participants of the conference are cordially invited to the workshop on ‘Publishing and Mediatization’ and vice versa. 

This workshop is part of the network The everyday life of research in the mediatization era financed by Riksbankens jubileumsfond.

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