April 18, 2006

New Media Research @ UMN Conference - Call for Proposals

Since last year’s New Media Research at UMN conference was such a success, we’ve
decided to gather again!

For: The University of Minnesota New Media Research Community

When: Thursday, September 14, 2006 – Friday, September 15, 2006

Where: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 - 5:00 - 7:30 pm - Digital Technology Center,
Walter Library 4th Floor - Poster exhibition and Conference Kick-off

Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Coffman Union, Mississippi
Room - Paper panels, posters, and roundtable discussion

Join us as we continue to:

  • Showcase the cutting edge research being done right in our own backyard
  • Network with other researchers and scholars interested in the examination of new media and technology

The study of the internet and other digital technologies requires innovative thinking about
methods and theories both within and across disciplines. Last year’s conference featured
presenters from across the University of Minnesota from Communication Studies,
Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science, and Rhetoric, and included
collaborations with the Academic and Distributed Computing Services, the Academic
Health Center & Family Medicine, the Center for Public Health Education and Outreach
& the Medical School, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy and
Administration, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature & English, Family Social
Science, Computer Science.

The conference will be a combination of paper presentations, poster exhibition and
brainstorming on collaborative research opportunities. We will also hear from the
Directors and Deans of various departments about the ways new media is affecting their
research agendas. Susan C. Herring, Professor of Information Science at Indiana
University, and Editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication will be our
keynote speaker.


The call for papers for this conference is open to any University of Minnesota faculty,
graduate students, researchers, or librarian working on a project in the area of new media
/ internet studies. If your abstract is not selected for a full paper we are still interested in
learning about your project in an expanded poster session. We are looking for proposals
that address two aspects:
  • Discuss the methodological and/or theoretical innovations, issues, and opportunities you have encountered in your new media / internet research
  • Discuss a research project that illustrates the above

DEADLINE for Abstract (250 – 350 words): May 22, 2006
FULL PAPERS (7 – 10 pages) or POSTERS: August 15, 2006

SEND PROPOSALS by May 15, 2006 in Word format to: marti411@umn.edu

Download this document [pdf]

Posted by at 9:41 PM

January 19, 2006

academe 2.0

There's a new blog on UThink called academe 2.0 by Chad Fennell. It seems like it will primarily look at applying web2.0 technologies to higher education.

I would like to compile a list of blogs by UMN people that deal with new media topics. If you know of any let me know in the comments, or by email.

Posted by at 12:23 PM