2016 – 2017

 

Workshops
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Joint IIAS/SSRC Winter School on Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures
Date: 16 – 21 January 2017
Venue: C-Centre Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: In this Winter School, we are interested in exploring digital media activism in postcolonial contexts where historical and contemporary legacies of global power relations shape and inflect media and political practices. Specifically, we will trace how media industries, from news to entertainment, from social networking services to commercialized broadcasting sectors, create new modes of politics building on existing political divides between middle class minorities and majority publics. We will also consider how the politics of ethnicity, religion, caste/race, gender and sexuality shape these new modes of political engagement. In this process we will pay attention to the role of the state and the expanded influence of established commercial media industries in generating new forms of public-private surveillance and control. Finally, we will consider the shifting political valences of digital activism, paying attention to how political energies have been re-oriented towards right-wing populism and new digitally enhanced modes of authoritarianism. For more details about the Winter School, please visit http://iias.asia/winterschool2017.
In addition to lectures by leading scholars in the field, students will also conduct group projects and enjoy field trips to important sites of media politics in Hong Kong, such as public broadcasters, commercial press, independent media platforms, NGOs, and new and old sites of activist struggles. At the end of the Winter School, students will make final presentations to the public including the social movement and media organizations they study.
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The Tenth Chinese University Communication Visiting Scholar Workshop: The Impact of Digital Technologies on Journalism
Date: 13-14 January 2017
Venue: Room 312, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: The visiting scholars will present papers on the theme of “The Impact of Digital Technologies on Journalism”. CUHK faculty members and research students are encouraged to participate in the stimulating discussion after the presentations.

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The Inaugural CUHK Research Summit: Digital Methods and Social Development
Date: 21 – 27 August 2016
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: The Summit builds on the format and pedagogical traditions of the Digital Methods Summer School established since 2007 at the University of Amsterdam (digitalmethods.net), while aspiring to extend it to reflect the social needs in Hong Kong, China, Asia, and the Global South.
The planned activities include (a) a high-level public event on August 21 consisting of keynote speeches and open discussions, and (b) a six-day training program during August 22-27 for advanced PhD students and early career researchers. Speakers and trainers will come from around the world. The content will cover social media analysis, network analysis, data visualization, Big Data, and related research topics. Emphasis will be placed on innovative thinking, the mastery of research tools, the matching between analytical strategies and theoretical / practical questions posed by subject experts, especially in the contexts of Chinese and Asian-language cyberspaces.
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Seminars and Symposium
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Book Launch Seminar Series by Adam Greenfield
Date: 19 June 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Venue: Portland Commons (壹樓共同社), 1/F, Le Prabelle Hotel, Portland Street, Mong Kok
Speaker: Adam Greenfield
 

 


Designing for Experience with Creative Media
Date: 7 June 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: NAH209, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
 Speakers: Ming Cheung, Professor of Design, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology

Digital Methods in e-Diasporas Studies by Prof. Dana Diminescu &
Doing Digital Migration Studies: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations by Prof. Koen Leurs
Date: 5 April 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speakers: Dana Diminescu, Associate Professor in Sociology, Scientific Director of DiasporasLab Télécom ParisTech, School of Engineering, University Paris-Saclay, France
Koen Leurs, Assistant Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Policing Protest; Pictures, Masks and Mobile Phones
Date: 30 March 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 nn
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Pollyanna Ruiz, Lecturer in Media and Communication, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex

Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship
Date: 29 March 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue:  C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Zhu Ying, Professor of Cinema Studies, Department of Media Culture, The City University of New York

Platforms and Publishers: A Comparative Perspective on The Rise of Digital Intermediaries and Their Relations with News Media
Date: 27 March 2017
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Rasmus Nielsen, Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, the University of Oxford

Communication Networks, Asymmetries, and Public Policy
Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Sharon Strover, Philip G. Warner Regents Professor of Communication, Moody College of Communication, University of Texas

How Social Media Pushes the Boundaries of Reporting: a Study on the Interaction among Professional Media, Personal Media and Institutional Media
Date: 19 January 2017
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Venue: C-Centre, Room 314, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: ZHANG Zhian, Professor, The School of Communication and Design, Sun Yat-Sen University

The Internet and New Social Formation in China: Fandom Publics in the Making
Date: 18 January 2017
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Zhang Weiyu, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and New Media, National University of Singapore

Travel Romance and the Chinese Road Movie: Mobility and its Discontents
Date: 13 January 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 nn
Venue: CML203, Chien Mu Library, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Chris Berry, Professor of Film Studies, Film Studies Department, King’s College London, University of London, UK

Intercultural Advertising Symposium: Comparative Studies of Social Media Advertising in Korea and Hong Kong
Date: 3 October 2016
Time: 9:00am – 4:50pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Details: The collaborative symposium will discuss research findings and industrial cases of applying social media to marketing communications in both Hong Kong and South Korea. The event consists three sessions: academic research presentation, industry trend/practice presentation and Korean wave. For each session, an advertising scholar or practitioner from each country will present his or her research or case followed by open floor discussion. Please refer to the programme below for details.


Global Internet Governance and China
Date: 29 September 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Séverine Arsène, Researcher, Chief Editor of China Perspectives, French Center for Research on Contemporary China

Anthropology of Social Media – Social Media in China and the World
Date: 14 September 2016
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology, University College London

Companies under Fire – Public Criticism and Challenges for Corporate Communication
Date: 9 September 2016
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Sabine A. Einwiller, Professor, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Transnational representations of protest in the news
Date: 7 September 2016
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: C-Centre, Room 313, Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK
Speaker: Karin Becker, Professor Emerita, Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

 

 

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