CfP: Data Power 2019

This forthcoming conference in Bremen might be of interest to members. Would anyone be interested in putting together a panel on data power in higher education? Call for Papers Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2019 DATA POWER: global in/securities A two-day, international conference Date: Thursday 12th and Friday 13th SEPTEMBER 2019 Venue: University of Bremen, Germany With … Continue reading CfP: Data Power 2019

Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

By Susan L. Robertson. Originally posted on the Education International Blog  ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast  by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention  earlier this week for several reasons. The first was its title, which came in the form of a question: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix … Continue reading Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

Progs v Trads: EduTwitter and educational culture wars

A work in progress seminar with Steve Watson on January 11th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3.  EduTwitter may be a uniquely British or even English social-media phenomenon, but it has, in the last five years been the site of extraordinary activity involving teachers, educators and consultants in an online engagement about state … Continue reading Progs v Trads: EduTwitter and educational culture wars

Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?

A work in progress seminar with Caroline Hart on January 25th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3.  Caroline’s theoretical work builds on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology as well as Social Quality Theory. Caroline will offer some reflections on her research journey and how developing a model of aspiration … Continue reading Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?

Call for papers: Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology

This call for papers might be of interest to our members: “Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology” 30 and 31 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium The two-day conference “Digital Fortress Europe” intends to be a forum to reflect on the relations between media, migration, and technology. These relations demand our fullest attention … Continue reading Call for papers: Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology

CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South

We are sharing the attached call for papers which might of interest to our members: Contributions can be submitted until 25 Jan 2019, following this link: https://www.dkg2019.de/anmeldung_fachsitzungsbeitraege_und_poster/ ; or sent to us via mail until 15 Jan 2019. Organisers: Sören Becker (Bonn University/ HU Berlin): soeren.becker@uni-bonn.de Gerald Aiken (Université de Luxembourg): gerald.aiken@uni.lu Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam University): W.Eadson@shu.ac.uk Abstract: This … Continue reading CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South

CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

World Class Universities remind us of what the German novelist Michael Ende (1963) once described as an illusionary giant. The further away one stands, the bigger the giant appears. The greatness of a university seems more apparent if you are not actually learning or working there. While indeed Oxford (UK), Sorbonne (France), or Heidelberg (Germany), … Continue reading CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries