The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual Surveillance Studies Book Award 2018.
The award is given in recognition of an outstanding monograph on surveillance published during the preceding year. We are currently inviting nominations for 2018 (*books with a ‘2017’ copyright date).
- Single or multi-authored works are eligible, but not edited volumes.
- The winner/s will be announced in late 2018.
- The winner/s 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 three (3) books from the publisher is 9th July 2018. Please note, books will not be returned.
Using the subject heading “SSN Book Award 2018,” please email the committee chair, Kevin Walby (email@example.com) 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 three (3) copies of each book for the prize committee. Have one copy sent to each of the following postal addresses:
- William G. Staples, Department of Sociology, The University of Kansas, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 716 Fraser Hall Lawrence, Kansas, United States, 66045-754
- 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, Phone: 204-786-9105
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the SSN Book Award 2017 is:
Surveillance and Film by J. Macgregor Wise (Bloomsbury 2016)
The quality of nominations this year was outstanding. Surveillance and Film was chosen as the winner by a panel of judges who were particularly impressed by its insightful analysis and engaging style. The book will be of interest to all surveillance scholars irrespective of their specific focus.
Congratulations Greg for a fantastic contribution to surveillance studies!
The winner will be
- honored at the upcoming SSN conference (7-9 June 2018, Aarhus, Denmark)
- receive an award amount of £100
- get a 1-year membership for the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN)
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!
The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS) at the University of Twente is hiring one doctoral researcher with a background in Computer Sciences to join the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’ (ProcessCitizenship), with Dr. Annalisa Pelizzaas Principal Investigator. The position is fully-funded and requires commitment to the project’s goals.
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The Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual Surveillance Studies Book Award.
The deadline for nominations: 10th November 2017.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Volume 15, Number 2: Open Issue
We’re delighted to present another packed issue including articles by:
- Sun-ha Hong on surveillance critique;
- Alberto Romele, Francesco Gallino, Camilla Emmenegger and Daniele Gorgone on why panopticism is not enough;
- Robert Rothmann on video surveillance and the right of access;
- Selena Nemorin on post-panoptic pedagogies;
- Deborah Lupton and Mike Michael on public understandings of dataveillance;
- Hayley Watson, Rachel L. Finn and David Barnard-Wills on surveillance in public opinion surveys;
- Alana Saulnier on the surveilled subject;
- Katherine Pendakis on surveillance in post-civil war Greece;
- Laura Skouvig on surveillance in late absolutistic Denmark; and
- Lucy E. Thompson on privacy, slut-shaming surveillance… and Vermeer.
Plus our usual book reviews.
Coming soon, in early July, our massive special issue of 35 shorter pieces
from around the world on Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism!