‘Social Listening’ in the past, present and future
British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace,
St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH
22 November 2017
Registration is now open for ‘‘Social Listening’ in the past, present and future’
This showcase conference explores how the contours of historical memory are being shaped in the digital era. Often providing the ‘first draft’ of history, social media provides an exciting and ever expanding database those engaged in the writing of recent history, tracking ongoing political debates or indeed predicting future trends.
Speakers from a range of disciplines will provide vital knowledge exchange and cross fertilisation between different sectors conducting cutting edge research in the field of ‘social listening’. Fostering such interdisciplinary dialogue is central to developing new qualitative methodologies for interpreting the vast database created by social media. From Twitter to YouTube, digital space is increasingly the medium of choice for civil society to debate contested politics, offering both scholars and practitioners a direct and unprecedented insight into popular mediations of global events.
Attendance to the conference is free, with lunch and afternoon tea included. The deadline for registration is Friday 3 November 2017 but spaces are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so we advise you to register as soon as possible by emailing Dr Dina Rezk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Ruth Salter (email@example.com). Attendees are also welcome to join speakers for dinner at their own expenditure (we estimate approx. £50) but please inform us in your registration email if you would like to reserve a seat at dinner.