A one-day conference hosted by the Digital Culture Research Network, and supported by the Midlands3Cities DTP (M3C) Cohort Development Fund

Date: Friday 10th May 2019
Venue: University of Nottingham
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 15th February 2019

The Digital Culture Research Network is pleased to open the call for papers for our second annual conference – ‘Digital⇌Culture 2019’.

This year’s theme of ‘ACCESS’ seeks to respond to the continued ways in which digital technologies are profoundly impacting social, cultural, and institutional interactions with content, data, and platforms. Rapidly changing modes of knowledge and value production, means of accessibility, and concerns around privacy and censorship have given rise to increased scrutiny of the current digital landscape and our interactions with(in) it.


For this one-day conference they invite researchers, particularly early career researchers, from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to present theoretical and empirical research related, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • Access to data, platforms, and (digital) environments, and resulting issues of inclusion/exclusion
  • Algorithmic forms of governmentality and their impact on (in)equality
  • Uses and users of digital platforms
  • Approaches to disability in digital contexts
  • Methodological challenges for studying digital phenomena and the question of research ethics
  • World-making capacities of digital cultures
  • Internet censorship and the decentralized web initiatives
  • Artistic, philosophical, and activist approaches to participation in digital cultures
  • Digital implications on and of language and translation.

To encourage proposals from doctoral researchers, they are awarding up to ten joint-travel/accommodation grants to successful proposals. Further details below. There will be no fee for presenting at, or attending, this conference. Submissions should follow the below format and be submitted to digitalcultureconference@gmail.com<mailto:digitalcultureconference@gmail.com> by 23:00 GMT on Friday 15th February 2019.

Paper Title
Speaker Name
Speaker Contact Email
Abstract (Up to 250 words outlining the paper’s main arguments, methods, and relevance to the conference theme)
Speaker Biography (Up to 100 words)
Keywords (3 terms relevant to the paper)


They are pleased to offer up to ten joint-travel/accommodation grants, each of which includes one night’s accommodation at the University of Nottingham (arranged by the organising committee) and up to £50 travel expenses.

The grant is open to all doctoral applicants, but at least five of the grants are reserved for non-M3C-funded applicants based at the DTP’s six institutions (Uni. of Nottingham; Nottingham Trent; Birmingham City; Uni. of Birmingham; De Montfort; Uni. of Leicester). Those currently funded by M3C are not eligible to apply for this grant. This grant will only be offered to doctoral students whose papers have been accepted for the conference.

If you wish to apply for the grant, please complete a Grant Application Form – which can be found here <https://digitalcultureconference.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/call-for-papers/> – and submit it along with your abstract. Grants will be awarded on the basis of the conference organising committee’s collective consideration of submitted applications.

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