Digital Diasporas Conference (Univ. of Cambridge)

Digital Diasporas: Migration, ICTs and Transnationalism
Centre for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH),
University of Cambridge.
January 13 and 14, 2011
Conference Programme

Thursday 13 January 2011
9:15 -9:45 Registration
9:45 – 10:00 Introduction
10:00 – 11:00 Opening Annabelle Sreberny (SOAS)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Panel I
-Daniel Miller (UCL)
Home in the age of polymedia
-Andreas Hepp (IMKI, Univ. of Bremen)
Mediatized migrants: Media cultures and communicative networking in the diaspora
-Heather Horst (U of California, Irvine) Conceptualizing digital diasporas
13:00 -14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Panel II
-Mirca Madianou (Cambridge Univ.)
Mediations of migration: transnational communication between Filipina migrant mothers and their left-behind children.
-Dana Diminescu (Telecom Paris Tech and FSHM, Paris)
Connected migrants: rethinking the sociology of migrations
-Adela Ros & Graciela De La Fuente Vilar (Univ. Oberta de Catalunya)
Through the Webcam: Bolivian immigrant women in Barcelona communicating with their families back home
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Panel III
-Miyase Christensen (Karlstad)
Cosmopolitanism, belonging and transnational sociality: An intermediary space between mediation and mediatization
-Deirdre McKay (Keele Univ.)
‘Friends’ on the screen: how Facebook surveillance shapes personhood for Filipino migrants
19:00 Conference Dinner (venue TBC)
Friday 14 January
9:30 -11:00 Panel IV
-Marie Gillespie (Open University)
Digital diasporas, public diplomacy and the BBC World Service
-Eugenia Siapera (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki)
Bridge bloggers in the Middle East
Jonathan Ong (Cambridge Univ.) & Jason Cabanes (Leeds Univ.)
Engaged, but not immersed: Tracking the mediated public connection of Filipino elite migrants in London
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Panel V
-Myria Georgiou (LSE)
Between strategic nostalgia and banal nomadism: Arab diaspora watching satellite and digital television across Europe
-Radha Hegde (NYU)
Digital gurus, online classicism: Diasporic pursuits of authenticity
-Roza Tsagarousianou (CAMRI, Univ. of Westminster)
New media and identity formation among British Muslims
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00- 15:30 Round table discussion: From new media to polymedia? Do they make a difference for migrant transnationalism?