Preliminary programme

Political Participation in the Digital Age. Media, Participation and Democracy

ECREA Communication and Democracy Conference 2015

9-10 October 2015, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Remember to register before 1 July for the reduced early bird fee.

We have received a high number of quality submissions. The overall conference programme is now ready:


Friday 9 October
9.00–9.30 Coffee and Registration
9.30–10.30 Keynote session: Nick Couldry
10.45–12.15 Parallel Paper Session
12.15–13.15 Lunch
13.15–14.45 Parallel Paper Session
15.00–16.30 Parallel Paper Session
16.30–17.00 Coffee
17.00–18.00 Keynote session: Anastasia Kavada
18.00–19.30 Reception
Saturday 10 October
9.15–10.15 Keynote session: Guobin Yang
10.30–12.00 Parallel Paper Session
12.00–13.00 Lunch
13.00–14.30 Parallel Paper Session
14.45–16.15 Parallel Paper Session
16.15–16.30 Coffee
16.30–18.00 Parallel Paper Session

Special events:

Young scholars workshop. Politics in Academia: On the (im)possibility of activist scholarship and scholarly activism. In this interactive session senior and junior address challenges that arise when academics are overtly politically normative in their research and dissemination, including institutional and societal reactions and hands-on engagement with social and political practice.

DigAct workshop. This session inaugurates the DigAct network (Digital Activism in China, Scandinavia and USA) that brings together American, Chinese and Scandinavian scholars of a vivid and striving field at the intersection of media and communication studies, sociology, cultural studies and political science focusing on the role of digital media and its most important predecessors for political mobilization and organization.

Civic Engagement and Social Media book launch. In this session the contributors to the book Civic Engagement and Social Media. Political Participation Beyond Protest present cases of civic engagement in relation to business and society.


The detailed conference programme will be available after the registration deadline.

Registration for the conference is open here http://www.tilmeld.dk/ECREAcommunicationanddemocracy2015

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