CCMA Seminar 1 Malmö – Fri 2nd and Saturday 3rd February 2018 (Archive)

March 1, 2018

The first CCMA seminar will take place in Malmö on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of February 2018. We will be in the K3 Studio 5th floor in the Niagara building (this room is a bigger space next door to our usual Glocal Classroom).

Niagara Building, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 211 19 Malmö

If you have difficulties finding the room then you are welcome to call Hugo on +46 70 615 42 50

These two days will be a mix of lectures, presentations and  discussions.

All times are local Swedish times

Friday February 2nd

09:30 – 10:00
Welcome and Introductions
Hugo Boothby (Malmö University)

10:00 – 10:45
Tobias Denskus (Malmö University) – “Institutional Ethnography” (full title to be confirmed).

Suggested reading: Niezen, Ronald and Maria Sapignoli (2017) Places of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organisations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Introduction pp. 1-30 see It’s Learning for link to pdf.

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 12:00
Sofia Hafdell – Communications Officer SIDA

12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 15:30

Florencia Enghel (Stockholm University) with facilitation from Hugo Boothby

Workshop: “What do we know about the basics? Doing reflexivity about key concepts”

In this workshop, students will engage in collaborative work in order to map, and reflect on, what the group thinks and knows about four key concepts: communication, media, information and change. Collaborative work will take place across the two locations in which the workshop will take place: online, and on site at Malmö University. In preparation for the workshop, students will think about, and bring to the classroom, their answers to a set of 9 questions (see the Seminar 1 folder on It’s Learning for a link to these questions).

15:30 – 16:00 BREAK

16:00 – 16:30
Hugo Boothby – Wrap-Up and look ahead.

Q&A on First Assignment.

Saturday February 3rd

09:30 – 10:00
Welcome and Look Ahead.

10:00 – 12:00
Florencia Enghel (Stockholm University) Lecture  “Communication in international development cooperation: variations and examples”

In this lecture, we will consider various definitions of the role of communication (and media) in international development cooperation. We will approach variation from three perspectives: theoretically, as defined in academic literature and understood in research studies; practically, as characterized by organizations and practitioners that work with communication in development; and empirically, as found in concrete, selected examples of the ‘doing’ of communication in development and interrelated fields.

Suggested readings:

Wilkins, Karin (2015) “Development Communication”. In The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication, First Edition. Edited by Wolfgang Donsbach. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Available as an online resource from the university library

Enghel, Florencia (2015) “Towards a political economy of communication in development?” in Nordicom Review 36 [Special Issue]  Available online at

12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00
Veera Virmasalo (Malmö University, PhD Candidate and ComDev practitioner).
Title to be confirmed

15:00 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:00
Wrap and final questions