Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this Kenya based PhD seminar onStudying New Media Appropriations and Socio-Cultural Changes – Methodological Challenges, taking place in May 2014.
Deadline for applications is 9 March 2014 (extended deadline) .
From the course description:
- The PhD seminar will discuss epistemological questions related to social research and address key methodological challenges studying the appropriation of new media and the interrelationship between media and socio-cultural change processes.
- The seminar will mainly focus on a variety of qualitative methods from semi-structured interviews to ethnographic observations but also address issues related to surveys and mixed methods.
The seminar is part of the Ørecomm project Critical Perspectives on New Media and Processes of Social Change in the Global South.
For more information about the seminar and how to apply, look here (PDF).
We encourage ComDev students to apply for the Minor Field Study Grants (MFS) offered by SIDA (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). Malmö University have 30 grants that can be awarded to students that are conducting research for their final degree projects in, so called, developing countries. Grants are for 25 000 SEK.
Unfortunately these grants are only available to Swedish Citizens or those with permanent Swedish residency.
The deadline for applications is April 1st.
All Malmö University students will be competing for these grants and not just ComDev students.
You can find out more about the application process and requirements here http://blogg.mah.se/mfs/jag-vill-soka/ (in Swedish)
There is also a blog with contributions from students that have completed MFS assisted studies, including a number of ComDev students that have made successful applications in the past http://blogg.mah.se/mfs
This is the link to the MFS page on the main university website. http://www.mah.se/Ar-student/Studera-utomlands/MFS/
A grand old man of British cultural studies, Stuart Hall, died on 10 February 2014, at the age of 82. He was a man who – among many other things – contributed to developing a critical line of thinking which has been highly influential within communication for development.
Ørecomm participants Thomas Tufte and Anders Hög Hansen pay tribute to his work. Read the article here.