Friday 7 November 2014, 9.30AM to 17:30
Speaker(s): Various. See below
Sponsored by University of York, iCS, British Academy/Leverhulme and Goldsmiths
From Gaza to Ukraine, Afghanistan to Syria, social media is being used by people within conflict zones to organise, document and communicate their lives and struggles from the streets to our screens. As these pieces of content travel through time and space, they come into contact with various actors – from activists, to NGOs, news agencies, and global audiences – who attempt to claim purchase on the narrative of those events as they unfold. Over the course of the last decade, we have seen the emergence of forms of reportage that seek to navigate the diverse and fractured media ecology. These mediations are said to challenge the ways in which the mainstream media cover conflicts and global publics are invited to bear witness.
This one-day symposium will explore a number of key issues in mediating conflicts today, and will address some of the following questions:
A selection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Information, Communication and Society
This event is FREE, but reservation is required. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/streets-to-screens-mediating-conflict-through-digital-networks-tickets-12427094775
Location: Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
Admission: Free but reservation is required.