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CONFERENCE: Contentious Data, Algorithms, & Digital Activism

May 11-12 (Hybrid)


11-12 May 2023

9:30 AM - 5 PM


AIAS Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B (building 1632) 8000 Aarhus C

Also Online through Zoom. Click here to register.

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Data justice, algorithms, and digital activism are transforming contentious politics in the platform society: leading scholars in the field will discuss all this and more at this exciting event.

Come & join us! FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Eugenia Siapera - Head of the School of Information and Communication Studies & Director of the Centre for Digital Policy, University College Dublin
Stefania Milan - Professor of Critical Data Studies, University of Amsterdam
Emiliano Treré - Reader in Data Agency and Media Ecologies, Cardiff University

Learn more about our keynote speakers here.


PhD Workshop:

The conference includes an international PhD Workshop on the same topics. It will run as a Q&A session between PhDs and keynote speakers. It will bring together the collective knowledge of a diverse range of experts and early career researchers.

Learn more and register for the PhD workshop here.



11 MAY

9:30 Welcome & Introduction (coffee & cakes)

10:30 Emiliano Treré: Beyond hashtag activism: algorithmic repertoires and the struggle for visibility in the platform society

13:30 Stefania Milan: The Social Movement Society in the Age of Rapid Technological Transformation

15:00 Reception

12 MAY

9:30 PhD Workshop (coffee & cakes) (registration is required, click here)

13:00 Eugenia Siapera: Digital Activism and Alt Tech: Lessons and Challenges of the Digital Far Right

14:30 Coffee break (with cakes)

15:00 Roundtable

17:00 Concluding Remarks