ENDL-3 – Graduate Colloquium on Digital Labour

CfP: Graduate Colloquium on Digital Labour – 27-28 March 2020 – Milan, Italy

The European Network on Digital Labour is an association of scholars working on various aspects of the relationship between work and digital technology. In its desire to integrate young scholars and foster collaborations with senior members, the network will host its third graduate colloquium, set to take place during the 2020 conference “Unboxing AI” in Milan, Italy. The event is co-organized by the Fondazione Feltrinelli with support from the Nexa Center for Internet and Society.

Confirmed speakers include Jeremias Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford), Janine Berg (International Labour Organization), Nick Couldry (London School of Economics), Alessandro Delfanti (University of Toronto), Leopoldina Fortunati (University of Udine), Baruch Gottlieb (Berlin University of the Arts), Andrea Miconi (IULM University of Milan), and Phoebe Moore (University of Leicester).

The upcoming colloquium welcomes all postgraduate students (master’s & Ph.D.) in different stages of their research who work on any topics related to computer-mediated work, platform economies, online value production, automation, robotics, and tech-enabled outsourcing. It aims to give junior researchers the chance to engage with other scholars working in similar areas of interest, discuss their current projects and methodological issues, and to 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 funding for travel or accommodation in Milan.

The discussants of the doctoral colloquium are Juan Carlos de Martin (Polytechnic University of Turin) and Andrea Fumagalli (University of Pavia). 

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics for the colloquium: 
* the gig economy
* the gendered and racialized nature of digital labour
* labour and technology
* automation and labour
* platform capitalism
* freelancing
* data as labour
* social media and labour
* online content creation
* playbour
* platform co-operativism

Participation in the colloquium is limited. Interested applicants should prepare a one-page summary of their current project that indicate their research context, hypotheses or research questions, methods, issues, progress to date, and a brief biography. These documents should be addressed to julian.posada@mail.utoronto.ca

Key dates
Deadline for submission: 20 January 2020
Acceptance notification: From 31 January 2020
Colloquium: 28 March 2020

Scientific Committee
Antonio Casilli (Paris School of Telecommunication), Elinor Wahal (Paris School of Telecommunication), Spartaco Puttini (Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation, Milan), Antonio Santangelo (Polytechnic University of Turin), Juan Carlos De Martin (Polytechnic University of Turin), Paola Tubaro (French National Center for Scientific Research), and Julian Posada (University of Toronto)

ENDL-3 – Graduate Colloquium on Digital Labour

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