TU Dublin Hosts the Association of Internet Researchers Global Conference
The School of Media in TU Dublin is delighted to be the conferen host for the 23rd meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) in Grangegorman from 02-05 November 2022.
The conference, co-organised with Maynooth University, Dublin City University and University College Dublin, welcomes over 500 delegates from all over the world for the first in-person AoIR conference since 2019 in Brisbane.
Renowned international activist and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola’s keynote lecture on Wednesday evening (7pm) opens the conference. Her talk, exploring the political and social implications of what it means to decolonise the internet sets the stage for the conference theme: Decolonising the Internet.
The Plenary panel on Thursday evening, ‘Critiquing Technocolonialism’, brings together a set of scholars who engage with questions of digital colonialism in diverse ways – from the colonisation of space by tech companies to using digital media to build anticolonial social movements. They draw on different forms of critique, offering a wide view of how decolonising the internet might continue.
AoIR conference host and Head, School of Media at TU Dublin Dr Caroline Ann O’Sullivan said:
‘We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious conference to Ireland for the first time. The School of Media is honoured to host the conference and to welcome the leading media and internet scholars in the world to TU Dublin. We look forward to showcasing the excellent research activity not only in the School of Media but across the faculty of Arts and Humanities and are confident the conference will bring the School to the world stage.’
While the conference is closed to non-delegates, two satellite events, open to TU Dublin colleagues and students, and the public, take place at the East Quad in TU Dublin on Tuesday, 01 November.
- DCU Institute of Future Media, Democracy and Society researchers Debbie Ging and Ricardo Castellini da Silva’s report ‘Young People’s Experiences of Sexual and Gender-based Harassment and Abuse During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Incidence, Intervention and Recommendations’ will be launched by Prof. Jessica Ringrose from University College London.
- School of Media and Centre for Critical Media Literacy host a seminar, Disinformation, in theory, and practice, interrogating this pervasive but slippery concept, from its intellectual genealogies through its occlusions and revelations to questions of whose power is facilitated or confronted. Speakers include Prof Helena Sheehan, academic, author and activist, emeritus professor at Dublin City University; Dr Jenny Hauser, lecturer at TU Dublin and journalist; Dr Mark Cullinane, recently an IRC postdoctoral fellow at TU Dublin; and Aaron Green, a doctoral candidate at TU Dublin.
The full AoIR conference programme is available from https://aoir.org/aoir2022/.