Call for Submissions – Paris, France, 13-14 June
The International Network on Digital Labour is an association of scholars from a variety of backgrounds working on the different areas related to digital labour. In its desire to integrate young scholars, and to foster collaborations between them and senior members, the network launches its first series of Doctoral Colloquia that will take place during two events in 2019. This call for participants will be for the first one: a half-day workshop that will take place on the second day of a conference hosted by France Stratégie (the French Government policy institute) and other partners in Paris, France, on the 13 and 14 June.
The colloquium will welcome MRes, MPhil, and PhD students and candidates in different stages of their research who work on the many aspects of computer-mediated work, platform economies, online value production, automation, and tech-enabled outsourcing. It aims to give junior researchers the chance to interact with other scholars working in similar areas of interest and discuss their current projects, methodological issues, and receive advice on the thesis writing process and career prospects. Please note that, while the registration to the colloquium is free, the network cannot provide for travel funding.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics for the Paris colloquium:
* the gig economy
* work in the sharing economy
* technology and precarious labour
* automation and labour
* platform capitalism
* data as labour
* social media and labour
* online content creation
* platform co-operativism
* technology and the commons.
Since participation in the colloquium is limited, interested applicants should prepare a two-page summary of their current project that will indicate their research context, hypotheses or research questions, methods, issues, and progress to date. The network also requires a brief statement indicating their interest in the colloquium. These documents should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission: 2 April 2019
Acceptance notification: 15 April 2019
For registration: 2 May 2019
A second call for participants will be announced for the second colloquium that will take place in October 2019 and will be hosted by the University of Toronto in Canada.