I’m very happy to say that we have two more speakers coming to Edinburgh to speak with you this semester. Our next “Digital Society” seminar will be held on Friday, November 2nd (11-1pm, Lister 5.2)

On Friday, Natalie Nzeyimana (Oxford Internet Institute) will here to give a talk entitled:

“Holding Research Methods Accountable To Internet Culture(s)”

Description: Sometimes researchers delve into topics outside their lived experience. Sometimes, with the right attention paid to reflexive approaches and a broad/ deep literature review, this can yield expansive and interesting results. Sometimes, without attention paid to these things, the research falls short and runs the risk of further distorting the canon. This matters; when we research and write about marginalised experiences, we add literature to a canon. We add knowledge. That knowledge is used as reference material; for policy, for educational purposes, and for societal narratives. In this lecture, I use one case study to show how we can hold research methods accountable to a specific internet culture, namely Black Twitter. I ask, how can we design research questions that go beyond our lived experience? Which methods should we use? Which methods shouldn’t we use?

Digital Society Calendar
Friday, Sept 28th: Zara Rahman (Data & Society, The Engine Room)
Friday, November 2nd: Natalie Nzeyimana (Oxford Internet Institute)
Friday, November 23rd: David Moats (Linköping University)
Friday, December 7th: Dave Young (University of Nottingham)

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