We are looking forward hosting ‘Sites of Protest’ a one day conference organised by MeCCSA Social Movements Network in conjunction with the Canterbury Media Discourse Group. The event will take place on 29 October 2014. See call for papers here [link to cfp on events page]. The conference is the fourth event organised by the MeCCSA Social Movements Network since its foundation. Papers and discussion will explore the concept of ‘sites of protest’ broadly, from street assemblies to creative work, including theoretical and empirical analyses. Topics will include online and offline sites of protest; social media: opportunities and limitations; mobilizing people: following, liking, joining; uses of public space; building collective identities; sites of protest and the state; street assemblies; Occupy; researching social movements on social media: methods and approaches.
For further information please contact Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido.