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call: Surveillance Studies Network Book Award 2019

Call for Nominations:

The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual Surveillance Studies Book Award.

The award is given in recognition of an outstanding monograph on surveillance published during the preceding year. We are currently inviting nominations for 2019 (*books with a ‘2018’ copyright date). Single or multi-authored works are eligible, but not edited volumes.

The winner/s will be announced in late 2019 and will be honored at the 2020 SSN conference. The winner will receive an award amount of £100 (to be split among authors if there is more than one), as well as a 1-year membership for the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN), which provides benefits including discounts on all SSN-sponsored conferences and events.

Deadline

The deadline for nominations and the receipt of four (4) books from the publisher is the 2nd of July 2019. Please note, books will not be returned.

Using the subject heading “SSN Book Award 2019,” please email the committee chair, Jennifer R. Whitson (jwhitson@uwaterloo.ca) to nominate a book. Please include the title of the book, year of publication, author, publishing house, and a paragraph of no more than 300 words detailing specifics about why this book would be suitable for the award.

We require four (4) copies of each book for the prize committee. Have one copy sent to each of the following postal addresses:

  • Jennifer R. Whitson
    Department of Sociology and Legal Studies
    University of Waterloo 2045 PAS Building
    200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
  • Kevin Walby
    Department of Criminal Justice
    University of Winnipeg, Centennial Hall, 3rd Floor
    515 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 2E9
  • Pinelopi Troullinou
    Trilateral Research,
    FDW House
    Blackthorn Business Park
    Coes Road
    Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland.
  • Julia Chan
    Cultural Studies Program
    Queen’s University
    B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
    Kingston, Ontario
    Canada, K7L 3N6

Find out more about the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) and how to become a member here. 



cfp. 6th LAVITS conference, Brazil

The Latin American Network of Surveillance, Technology and Society studies (LAVITS) is organising its 6th conference.

Call for Papers

The Symposium will be held in Salvador, Brazil 26-28 June 2019. This year’s theme will focus on asymmetries and (in)visibilities: surveillance, gender and race. We feel that due to contextual circumstances, particularly in 2019, Salvador and Brazil are the most appropriate places to host such an event.

This edition of the symposium also marks, for the first time, SSN’s official support to a LAVITS’ event.

Important dates:

  • Abstracts: March 15th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: April 5th, 2019
  • Full papers: May 30th, 2019


Call for Mentors and mentees: the SSN mentorship programme

Dear Colleagues,

The Surveillance Studies Network is beginning its 2019 mentorship program for doctoral students engaged in research topics on surveillance. We are calling for faculty members and PhD students who are interested to participate this year as mentors and mentees, respectively.

One faculty member mentor will be paired with one PhD student mentee for a one-year period beginning in March 2019. As an informal mentorship arrangement, the program is intended as a supplement to students’ pre-existing mentorship relationships.

The time commitment is minimal, but the program greatly assists young surveillance scholars in conceptualizing their projects and networking with established scholars in the field.

Over the one-year period, each pair will have a minimum of two discussions, in person if possible (such as at a conference), or via phone or video chat. The focus of the discussions can be determined individually by each pair, but they might cover the mentee’s research or research interests, related literatures, the academic job market, or other matters relating to career.

If you are interested in participating, please email Julia Chan (julia.chan@queensu.caby February 25, 2019 with your name, contact information, and keywords of research interests. We will do our best to match faculty members and PhD students who share similar interests.

Note: It is expected that PhD students participating in the program will become SSN members, if they are not already.

We look forward to hearing from you!



cfp: Surveillance, Social Media, & Identity

Call for Papers: Surveillance, Social Media, & Identity 

24th – 25th October 2018 

De Montfort University, Clephan Building, Bonners Lane, Leicester

Submit: 250-word abstract to mdcevent@dmu.ac.uk by 1st August 2018 with name/title/affiliation

Send full papers: 6,000-8,000 words to mdcevent@dmu.ac.uk by 8th October 2018 (peer reviewed material will be considered for IJMD, see below)

Register: Conference is free, with lunch provided, but register via Eventbrite

Media Discourse Centre

  • Journal Launch: IJMD, 2019, International Journal of Media Discourse (Editors: Ruth Sanz Sabido, CCCU; Ben Harbisher, DMU; Stuart Price, DMU)
  • Queries re. Journal, write to: mdcjournal@dmu.ac.uk

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SSN 2018: Registration is open

8th biennial Surveillance Studies Network

Conference Surveillance Beyond Borders and Boundaries

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 8th biennial Surveillance Studies Network Conference, Surveillance Beyond Borders and Boundaries, is now open. You can register and find information about the conference, venue and hotels on the conference website . A full conference programme will follow later.

Please notice that the early bird rate ends on April 15th!

We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus

Best regards
The Organising Committee



SSN Arts Fund Prize: The winner!

The selection committee is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Arts Fund Prize, James Coupe, for his work “Watchtower: A Machine for Living”.

We had an exceptionally strong body of submissions, and thus the committee is additionally pleased to announce three honorable mentions: Julia Scher, for “Predictive Engineering3”, Rose Butler, for “Come and Go”, and Stefy McKnight for “Hunting for Prey”.

The Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund is a bi-annual award that recognizes and publicly supports artwork centred on critical readings of surveillance. The Award includes a £2,000 prize, a showcase opportunity at the SSN Conference June 7-9, 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark, and invited participation in a future Surveillance & Society forum discussing the work.

Please look for further coverage of these artists and their work in Blink, the blog of Surveillance & Society, at the conference in Aarhus this June, and in a future special section of Surveillance & Society.

If you are joining us at the conference, please note that the submission deadline is 31 January, 2018.



cfp: SSN Conference, deadline extended!

SSN Conference 2018 in Aarhus

  • Date:
    7-9 June 2018
  • Deadline:
    All proposals (abstracts, panels, artistic installations) must be submitted by January 31st 2017.

Detailed information and complete call for papers!

 



New: Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund

SSN is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund, which will include a £2,000 prize for the top entry. The deadline for submissions is October 15th, 2017.

See the  Call for Surveillance Arts Fund (pdf) for background and nomination instructions. Submissions will be made through this form: https://goo.gl/forms/k4HkWhDQRsyFbAVs2

If you have any questions after reading the attached Call for Nominations, please direct them to Jennifer R. Whitson, Associate Editor of Surveillance & Society, at jwhitson@uwaterloo.ca and include the heading “SSN Arts Fund.”

(We would also like to acknowledge Elise Morrison, who is joining us on the adjudication committee.)



Save the date: SSN conference, June 2018

SSN is delighted to announce that the 8th Biennial Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Conference will take place June 7-9, 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark.

The Call for Papers and Sessions will be published here in late summer.

 



Surveillance, Democracy and Privacy in Latin America

V International Symposium LAVITS: “Surveillance, Democracy and Privacy in Latin America: Vulnerabilities and Resistance”

Time: 29th to 1st December 2017, at the University of Chile, Santiago

Abstracts can be sent to: lavits2017@datosprotegidos.org by August 20t​ h​, 2017 at 11:59 pm (Santiago/Chile Time Zone: UTC-3h)

Simposio LAVITS 2017

Call for papers



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