Call for Applications: Doctoral Program »Organizing the Digital«

Recently, the increasing transdisciplinary importance of the digital has become obvious by a growing number of PhD projects, which address their respective questions from various theoretical and methodological perspectives. Across research centers, digitization poses new and relevant research questions and provides new sources of data for addressing them.
The Doctoral Program “Organizing the Digital: Relations, Publics, Societies” promotes transdisciplinary research on digital phenomena that bridges and transcends micro, meso and macro levels of analysis. The Doctoral Program thereby takes a multi-method and inter-disciplinary lens and advances conceptual research, driven by experimental, qualitative and interpretive studies, as well as related quantifications and network analyses.

The Doctoral Program assumes that its doctoral students meet the requirements of the respective curricula of the PhD/doctoral program in which they are enrolled. Additionally, students affiliated to the Doctoral Program #OrganizingtheDigital will attend specific courses focusing on topics of the DP and participate in different types of conferences in order to acquire and deepen presentation and academic discussion skills. Continue reading “Call for Applications: Doctoral Program »Organizing the Digital«”

Kick-off Event of the Doctoral Program »Organizing the Digital: Relations, Publics, Societies«

Andrea Hemetsberger and I, together with ten other founding faculty members from various departments at the University of Innsbruck, are very happy to invite everyone interested in the newly founded Doctoral Program “Organizing the Digital: Relations, Publics, Societies” to a kick-off event on June 26, 17:30, at the Dekanatssitzungssaal der Theologischen Fakultät (Karl-Rahner-Platz 1, 1. Stock).

The opening guest lecture will be given by sociologist Jan-Hendrik Passoth (Technical University of Munich) on the topic “Cultures of Calculation.
Software, Data and Algorithms in Contemporary Society”.  After this lecture we will focus on the planned activities of the doctoral program and expectations provided by potential doctoral students.

Download of the whole program of the event.