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Transforming Digital Methods

A University of Exeter Winter School, supported by the ESRC

Event details

Who should attend?

All academics with an interest in exploring the role of digital technologies in the conduct of research across the social sciences and the humanities are invited to join this event.

Workshop aims

This event will bring together leading scholars who are seeking to reflect critically upon the practices and methodological frameworks that surround the study of digital activities, objects and environments—considering how these might transform the ways in which we explore, understand and engage the social processes shaping our contemporary world.

What is the event about?

This event will be seeking in particular to interrogate and re-evaluate the assumptions and theoretical commitments that govern the development and deployment of all digital research activities. A key goal in this regard will be to consider the strengths and limitations of the conceptual frameworks provided by the social sciences, sociological theory and critical thought for guiding digital research methods, and to explore how these might be developed in future.


A programme for this event will be confirmed in due course. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Andrew Prescott, Leadership Fellow of the AHRC ‘Digital Transformations’ theme.
  • Rob Proctor, a leading expert in the fields of ‘big data’ and social and health informatics.
  • Noortje Marres, a key specialist in the field of Science and Technology Studies and digital social research.
  • Catherine Pope, an internationally recognised expert on the intersection of computer technology with the demands of modern healthcare.

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The Transforming Digital Methods event has been made possible with funding from the Economic & Social Research Council.