ComDev alumni interviews: The UN experience

by Tobias Denskus September 28, 2016 Alumni

ComDev students and alumni are based around the world and work in many different fields where they apply their communication for development knowledge and skills. As the application round for the 1-year MA for spring 2017 is now open between 15 September and 15 October we asked three of our alumni to share reflections on […]

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Transit Europe – LIVE

by Mikael September 22, 2016 Live Lecture

Login to LIVE LECTURE   |   Go to Session C Your browser does not support iframes. Program & details

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New open access book! Voice & Matter: Communication, Development and the Cultural Return

by Tobias Denskus September 5, 2016 Örecomm Festival

“The contributors to this anthology, who were all participants in the 2014 Voice & Matter conference, substantiate our arguments: the new momentum for ComDev in times of social media and social movements; the close interdependency of voice and matter; the renewed cultural impact in the form of an “ethnographic turn”; and, finally, an approach to […]

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New journal article on ritualized peace research conference spaces in Germany

by Tobias Denskus July 5, 2016 Uncategorized

From Social Movement to Ritualized Conference Spaces: The Evolution of Peace Research Professionalism in Germany is the title of ComDev’s Tobias Denskus‘ latest research article just published in the journal Peace & Change: The article employs anthropological ritual theory and the concepts of symbolism and liminality to provide a theoretical framework for analyzing ethnographic insights […]

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Save the date! Transit Europe: Mobility, Communication & Governance conference at Malmö University 22-23 September 2016

by Tobias Denskus June 20, 2016 ComDev

Organized as a collaborative event between ComDev,  the Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) and the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER), the Transit Europe international conference explores the current refugee situation in the framework of media, communication and governance, in particular humanitarian technologies and communication. Keynote speakers of include Silvio […]

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PhD Course on Refugee Migration, Communication and Governance in Malmö September 2016

by Tobias Denskus June 8, 2016 ComDev seminar

Preceding the Transit Europe symposium, ComDev will be involved in a joint specialization course within the research areas MUSA (Migration, Urbanisation and Societal Change) and NMOG (New Media, Public Spheres and Forms of Creation). The profound and lasting consequences of the so-called refugee crisis that shook Europe in 2015 call for academic analysis as well […]

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Open Comdev web seminar: Community Radio for Change

by Mikael May 20, 2016 Uncategorized

Your browser does not support iframes. Live Tuesday, 24 May, 13:00 Swedish Time (11 AM UTC) and in Live Lecture for Comdev students With Anders Høg Hansen and Birgitte Jallov In what ways can community radio spark social change? This web seminar will cover the aspects of community radio, discuss why information matters and how the voices […]

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Oscar Hemer contributes to new book on anthropology and writing

by Tobias Denskus April 21, 2016 Comdev News

ComDev professor Oscar Hemer contributed a chapter to an new anthology “The Anthropologist as Writer: Genres and Contexts in the Twenty-First Century” which was just published by Berghahn books: “Writing is crucial to anthropology, but which genres are anthropologists expected to master in the 21st century? This book explores how anthropological writing shapes the intellectual […]

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ComDev joins Flinders University’s innovative teaching event on ‘Timor-Leste: Challenges of a new state in the Asian century’

by Tobias Denskus April 14, 2016 ComDev staff

In a continuation of previous collaboration around the ‘Glocal Classroom‘, ComDev’s teaching team, led by Mikael Rundberg in Adelaide as well as Ronald Stade and Oscar Hemer in Malmö will be co-facilitating a 4-day Intensive teaching module using educational ICTs to bring on-campus and distance students together in a ‘blended classroom’. The event is organized […]

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Inaugural issue of Conflict and Society journal

by Tobias Denskus March 17, 2016 Comdev News

Organized violence—war, armed revolt, genocide, lynching, targeted killings, torture, routine discrimination, terrorism, trauma, and suffering—is a daily reality for some, while for others it is a sound bite or a news clip seen in passing and easily forgotten. Rigorous scholarly research of the social and cultural conditions of organized violence, its genesis, dynamic, and impact, […]

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