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On 31 May 2018, Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) hosted a talk by Magdalena Kania-Lundholm (Uppsala University and WIAS Visiting Scholar) entitled "Why Online Disconnection Matters: A Critical Research Agenda on Voluntary ICT Non-Use".

The special issue “Karl Marx @ 200: Debating Capitalism & Perspectives for the Future of Radical Theory” was published on the occasion of Marx’s bicentenary on 5 May 2018. The issue provides an overview of contemporary capitalism’s development and its crises and explores the significance of Karl Marx today. What...

The special issue “Ferments in the Field: The Past, Present and Future of Communication Studies” has now been published in the Journal of Communication 68 (2): 219-451. The issue is edited by Jack Qiu and WIAS Director Christian Fuchs.

Maria Michalis represented Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) when she spoke about community networks and communication policy at the European Parliament as part of the EU Horizon 2020 project, netCommons.

Christian Fuchs, WIAS Director and Chair of the ESA Conference Committee 2015-2017, and Frank Welz, ESA President 2015-2017, have written a thorough conference report that may be of interest to scholars interested in the theme “(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities”.

On 20-21 May, the University of Westminster hosted the 6th ICTs and Society conference 'Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research and Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism'.

The event programme is now available for the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS)' Digital Objects, Digital Subjects conference, taking place 20-21 May.

The Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) hosted on Friday 3 March a discussion between Indian politician Shashi Tharoor and Professor Daya Thussu, Co-Director of the India Media Centre at the University of Westminster.

Social Media: A Critical Introduction (2017) is a critical guide for all students and scholars of media studies and sociology. This new edition published by Sage includes timely new chapters on China and the digital ‘sharing economy’.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the (Un)making Europe: capitalism, solidarities, subjectivities conference, taking place from 29 August–1 September 2017 in Athens, Greece.

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is a new book series edited by Professor Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.

The University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre and Africa Check debated the continued distortion and misrepresentation of Africa in public debate and the media on Regent Campus on 19 October.

We are currently taking applications for fellowship research projects in the field of critical social and digital media research.

We are asking for bold and provocative abstract submissions for a new special journal issue.

Five scholars have been awarded fellowships at the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) during the academic year 2016/17: Dr Arwid Lund (Sweden), Dr Bingqing Xia (China), Dr Claudio Celis Bueno (Chile), Dr Ergin Bulut (Turkey), Dr Lynete Lusike Mukhongo (Kenya). All five are experts in the research field of...

A new partnership has been established between the fact-checking organisation Africa Check (https://africacheck.org), the University of Westminster’s Institute for Advanced Studies (http://www.westminster.ac.uk/wias), and the Africa Media Centre (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri/research-centres/africa-media-centre).

A new research institute set to foster interdisciplinary and independent critical thinking has been founded by the University of Westminster.

One of the WIAS’ key features is the Research Fellowship Programme that attracts and brings together current and future academic leaders who engage in independent critical thinking beyond borders. We invite applications for international junior and senior research fellows who conduct fellowship research projects in the realm of Critical Social...

Critical Digital and Social Media Studies is a new book series edited by Prof Christian Fuchs on behalf of the Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies and published by the University of Westminster Press (UWP). We invite submissions of book proposals that fall into the scope of the series.

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The Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies is one of the partners in netCommons.