The seminar highlights and discuss the political use of social media based on experiences from a variety of countries.
The Arab spring, the Obama campaigns, the Gezi Park protests in Turkey, the intensive use of Facebook and Twitter in Danish and international elections. Social media have come to play an important role in everyday politics in democratic countries as well as in uprisings and revolutions against authoritarian regimes.
This research seminar, organised by the Centre for Internet Studies, Aarhus University, highlights and discuss the political use of social media based on experiences from a variety of countries like Denmark, the US, Turkey and the Arab World.
The seminar takes place: Monday September 22nd 2014 from 12.30 to 16 in ADA building, room 333, Aarhus University Katrinebjerg
The seminar features five presentations and lot of room for discussions. We start by discussing political involvement in a Danish context, moving on to the wider world and more international perspectives. The order of presentations will be:
Everybody is welcome. For purposes of planning, please sign up for the seminar by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the abstracts of presentations below.