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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Blackthorn Business Park
Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland.
- Julia Chan
Cultural Studies Program
B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Canada, K7L 3N6
Find out more about the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) and how to become a member here.
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.
- Abstracts: March 15th, 2019
- Notification of acceptance: April 5th, 2019
- Full papers: May 30th, 2019
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 (email@example.com) by 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!
Call for Papers: Surveillance, Social Media, & Identity
24th – 25th October 2018
De Montfort University, Clephan Building, Bonners Lane, Leicester
Submit: 250-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st August 2018 with name/title/affiliation
Send full papers: 6,000-8,000 words to email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
The Organising Committee
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.
SSN Conference 2018 in Aarhus
7-9 June 2018
All proposals (abstracts, panels, artistic installations) must be submitted by January 31st 2017.
Detailed information and complete call for papers!
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 email@example.com and include the heading “SSN Arts Fund.”
(We would also like to acknowledge Elise Morrison, who is joining us on the adjudication committee.)
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.