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YECREA Pre-conference – ECREA 2018

Three Young Scholar Workshops: Methods, Writing and Activism


— NB! All three workshops are free of charge thanks to funding from ECREA. —

The Young Scholars Network of ECREA (YECREA) is happy to invite students and early-career scholars to a full day of workshops in connection to the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) in Lugano, Switzerland.

Date: 31 October 2018, 9.30 – 17.00.
Submission deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2018
Number of participants: 8-10 for each workshop.
Fee: Free of charge

The pre-conference consists of three workshops, covering different theoretical, methodological and practical tasks and challenges for young researchers. Applicants can apply to all three panels or just a single panel, if they wish to.

The aim is to provide a forum of knowledge exchange between young researchers where they can present their work, receive feedback from senior scholars and take part in discussions.

1) Workshop on Methodological Challenges: Opportunities and Challenges of Action Research
31 October 2018, 9.30 – 11.30

This workshop is designed for young scholars who are either working with digital activists or seeking to do so in the near future. Through feedback sessions and roundtable debates, the workshop aims at equipping young scholars with both knowledge and support for their research projects.

Senior facilitators: Jule Uldam (Roskilde University) and Tina Askanius (Malmö University)

2) Workshop on Academic Writing: Writing Academic Publications Based on Your Research
31 October 2018, 12.30 – 14.30

This workshop is organised to be a communication platform that provides early career scholars with support and ideas for publication writing.

Senior facilitators: Prof Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt (Malmö University) and Alessandro Nanì (Tallinn University).

3) Workshop on Digital Methods: Researching Digital Media Environments
31 October 2018, 15.00 – 17.00

New digital media platforms offer new ways of undertaking research in media and communication studies. But as the means through which data are being collected, they also need to be inquired for the ways in which they are making data accessible. This workshop session intends to give an overview of digital methods and critically investigates their

Senior facilitators: Andreas Hepp (ZeMKI, University of Bremen) and Cornelius Puschmann (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)

How to apply
Submissions should be sent to with the following information:

Subject line:
Application for workshop 1, 2 and/or 3
In Email:
Name, Position, Affiliation, Research stage (e.g. Year/phd/postdoc), Research topic and progress (short description of research topic and stage, e.g. initital design, data collection or analysis).
For workshop 1: 300 word abstract on activist-research collaboration (e.g. research design, methodological challenges or findings).
For workshop 2: 400 word abstract on the difficulties academic scholars face while writing publications + three questions for the speakers related to the topic.
For workshop 3: 500 word abstract of the research project (theoretical framework, methodological approach, data collection – if applicable)

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2018

All three workshops are free of charge.
This includes coffee (in workshop 1 and 3) and lunch (workshop 2)

Johan Farkas (Malmö University) – Workshop 1
Anna Zsubori (University of Leicester) – Workshop 2
Inês Amaral (University of Minho) – Workshop 3

If you have any questions, please contact


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