EASA Media Anthropology Network E-Seminars

Since 2004, the Media Anthropology Network has been organising e-seminars on (working) papers via its mailing list in order to create a space for discussion and reflection on the anthropology of media. To participate to the e-seminars you have to subscribe to the Network's mailing list.

If you are interested to contribute a paper, please contact the Network's e-seminar chair Nina Grønlykke Mollerup.

73. BOOK SEMINAR: Introduction to The Routledge Companion to Media Anthropology

Book: Elisabetta Costa (University of Antwerp), Patricia G. Lange (California College of the Arts), Nell Haynes (St. Mary's College), Jolynna Sinanan (University of Manchester)
Comments: John Postill (RMIT University)
November 2023

72. The Cunning Present: On the Siege of Yarmouk, the torn document, and the tragicomic

Paper: Stefan Tarnowski (University of Copenhagen/Cambridge University)
Comments: Helga Tawil-Souri (New York University)
September-October 2023

71. BOOK SEMINAR: Digital Unsettling: Decoloniality and Dispossession in the Age of Social Media

Book: Sahana Udupa (LMU Munich) and Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan (New York University)
The full book is open access and is downloadable here.
Comments: Elena Gonzalez-Polledo (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Vita Peacock (King’s College London)
May 2023

70. On digital avoidance: updating a classic social practice in an era of (over)sharing. Ethnographic notes from Kinshasa

Paper: Katrien Pype (KU Leuven University)
Comments: Shola Adenekan (Ghent University), Sahana Udupa (LMU Munich)
October 2022

69. Investigating scientific practice with ethnographic film

Paper: Sanderien Verstappen & Sarah R. Davies (University of Vienna)  
Comments: Ildikó Plájás (Leiden University & University of Amsterdam)
Jun 2022

68. Media migration

Paper: Patricia G. Lange (California College of the Arts)  
Comments: Philipp Budka (University of Vienna)  
Apr 2022

67. As it were: Narrative Struggles, Historiopraxy and the Stakes of the Future in the Documentation of the Syrian Uprising

Paper: Andreas Bandak (University of Copenhagen)  
Comments: Christa Salamandra (City University of New York) 
Nov 2021

66. The effects of media practices

Paper: John Postill (RMIT University, Melbourne)  
Comments: Edgar Gomez Cruz (University of New South Wales, Sydney)  
Feb 2021

65. Decoloniality and extreme speech

Paper: Sahana Udupa (LMU Munich)  
Comments: Sindre Bangstad (KIFO, Oslo, Norway) and Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan (Goldsmiths, University of London)  
June 2020

64. Mobile technology, mediation and social change in rural India

Paper: Sirpa Tenhunen (University of Helsinki)  
Comments: Mirjam de Brujin (Leiden University)  
Feb 2019

63. The digital turn: New directions in media anthropology

Paper: Sahana Udupa (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich), Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen) & Philipp Budka (University of Vienna)  
Comments: Christoph Bareither (Humboldt University of Berlin), Anna Cristina Pertierra (Western Sydney University) & Paula Uimonen (Stockholm University)  
Oct 2018

62. Parenting for a digital future

Paper: Sonia Livingstone & Alicia Blum-Ross (London School of Economics and Political Science)  
Comments: Veronica Barassi (Goldsmiths, University of London)  
March 2018

61. Media and mobility (In collaboration with EASA's Anthropology and Mobility Network)

Opening Statements: Rebecca Carlson (Tokyo Medical and Dental University), Jamie Coates (Sophia University), Jordan Kraemer (New York University) and Noel B. Salazar (Co-convenor EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network, University of Leuven)  
Nov 2017

60. Social media as practices: An ethnographic critique of ‘affordances’ and ‘context collapse’

Paper: Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen)  
Comments: Christian Pentzold (University of Bremen)  
May 2017

59. ‘Being there’, phone in hand: Thick presence and ethnographic fieldwork with media

Paper: Nina Grønlykke Mollerup (Independent Researcher, Denmark)  
Comments: Veronica Barassi (Goldsmiths, University of London)  
Feb 2017

58. On media practices and the radical imagination

Paper: Alex Khasnabish (Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada)  
Comments: John Postill (RMIT University, Melbourne)  
Nov 2016

57. E-seminar on Facebook as research field and research platform. In collaboration with AAA's Digital Anthropology Group (DANG) and the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing (CASTAC)

Opening Statements: Philipp Budka (University of Vienna), Jordan Kraemer (Wesleyan University), Martin Slama (Austrian Academy of Sciences) and Sydney Yeager (Southern Methodist University)  
July 2016

56. Pudding-can anthropology teach us how to use media?

Paper: Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Laura Haapio-Kirk, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald, Razvan Nicolescu, Jolynna Sinanan, Juliano Spyer, Shriram Venkatraman and Xinyuan Wang ("Why We Post" Team, University College London)  
Comments: Erin Taylor (Instituto de Ciencias Sociais, Universidad de Lisboa)  
May 2016

55. "It’s like a family!"-the unity and community of journalists. On connections between newsrooms and how journalists share a community of practice

Paper: Line Hassall Thomsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)  
Comments: Chris Paterson (Leeds University)  
Mar 2016

54. Notes on workshop "Theorising Media and Conflict"

Paper: John Postill (RMIT University, Melbourne)  
Comments: Birgit Bräuchler (Monash University, Melbourne)  
Nov 2015

53. Negotiating land tenure in transborder media spaces: Ayuujk People’s videomaking between Mexico and the USA

Paper: Ingrid Kummels (Free University Berlin)  
Comments: Gisela Canepa (PUCP Lima, Peru)  
Oct 2015

52. Abusive exchange on social media: The politics of online Gaali cultures in India

Paper: Sahana Udupa (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany)  
Comments: Nell Haynes (University College London/Universidad Católica de Chile)  
July 2015

51. Assembling blog affordances: Theorising affordances and agency in new media

Paper: Julian Hopkins (Monash University, Malaysia)  
Comments: Adolfo Estalella (University of Manchester/Open University of Catalonia)  
June 2015

50. Energy and digital living. (Website)

Paper: Sarah Pink (RMIT University, Melbourne)  
Comments: Mark Pedelty (University of Minnesota)  
Mar 2015

49. Producing ethics [for the digital near-future]

Paper: Annette Markham (Aarhus University, Denmark)  
Comments: Adam Fish (Lancaster University, UK)  
Dec 2014

48. E-seminar on 10th Anniversary of the EASA Media Anthropology Network

Oct 2014

47. Participating in YouTubing practice: Towards a practice perspective to understand user participation motivations

Paper: Jie Gu (Communication University of China)  
Comments: Ursula Rao (University of Leipzig)  
July 2014

46. Studying youth in the Media City: Multi-sited reflections

Paper: Johanna Sumiala (University of Helsinki), Titus Hjelm (University College London), Minttu Tikka (University of Helsinki), Leena Suurpää (Finnish Youth Research Society, Helsinki)  
Comments: John Postill (RMIT University, Melbourne)  
Mar 2014

45. E-seminar on Theorising media and change with an opening by John Postill (RMIT University, Melbourne)

Dec 2013

44. "Accept no limitations": Expressions of diasporic identity in Nigerian Idol

Paper: Tess Conner (Independent)  
Comments: Stephen M. Lyon (Durham University, UK)  
Jul 2013

43. "Cry your own cry": On popular visual media of life experiences in Ghanaian mottonyms

Paper: Joseph Oduro-Frimpong (Southern Illinois University)  
Comments: Jerry Eades (Asia Pacific University, Japan)  
Apr 2013

42. Media and social changing since 1979: Towards a diachronic ethnography of media and actual social changes

Paper: John Postill (RMIT)  
Comments: Brian Larkin (Columbia University)  
Dec 2012

41. Webcam and the theory of attainment

Paper: Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan (UCL)  
Comments: Daniel Taghioff (Independent)  
Oct 2012

40. Loose ends: Lines, media and social change

Paper: Shaun Moores (University of Sunderland)  
Comments: Jens Kjaerulff (Independent)  
Jul 2012

39. Friedrich Kittler-a media anthropology without the Man?

Paper: Jussi Parikka (University of Southampton)  
Comments: Gabriela Vargas-Cetina (Brown University / Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan)  
Mar 2012

38. From cyber to digital anthropology to an anthropology of the contemporary?

Paper: Philipp Budka (University of Vienna)  
Comments: Alexander Knorr (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich)  
Dec 2011

37. Names U ma puce: Multilingual texting in Senegal

Paper: Kristin Vold Lexander (University of Oslo)  
Comments: Ken Banks (kiwanja.net)  
May 2011

36. New leisure forum for old leisure practices: Online and offline interaction and presentations of self in Figueres, Spain

Paper: Francine Barone (University of Kent)  
Comments: Valentina Gueorguieva (University of Sofia)  
Mar 2011

35. Sakawa: On occultic rituals and cyberfraud in Ghanaian popular cinema

Paper: Joseph Oduro-Frimpong (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)  
Comments: Tilo Grätz (Halle University & Free University Berlin)  
Feb 2011

34. Indexicality, iconicity and language ideology in the Urdu news revival

Paper: Mark Allen Peterson (Miami University)  
Comments: Ursula Rao (University of New South Wales)  
Dec 2010

33. The mutual co-construction of online and onground in Cyborganic: Making an ethnography of networked social media speak to challenges of the posthuman

Paper: Jenny Cool (University of Southern California)  
Comments: Antoni Roig Telo (Open University of Catalonia)  
Jul 2010

32. Migrant workers’ use of ICTs for interpersonal communication-The experience of female domestic workers in Singapore

Paper: Sun Sun Lim and Minu Thomas (National University of Singapore)  
Comments: Mirca Madianou (University of Cambridge)  
May 2010

31. Akram's Reproduction Machine: Reimagining Lebanese resistance

Paper: Mark Westmoreland (American University in Cairo)  
Comments: Kirsten Scheid (American University of Beirut)  
Mar 2010

30. Not just spooky: The collaborative aesthetics of supernatural fandom on Runet

Paper: Sudha Rajagopalan (Utrecht University)  
Comments: Catherine Tosenberger (University of Winnipeg)  
Dec 2009

29. Media and belonging to the nation in Sabah, East Malaysia

Paper: Fausto Barlocco (Loughborough University)  
Comments: Arvind Rajagopal (New York University)  
Sep 2009

28. From audiotapes to videoblogs: The delocalization of authority in Islam

Paper: Nabil Echchaibi (University of Colorado-Boulder)  
Comments: Emilio Spadola (Colgate University)  
May 2009

27. Getting involved: Independence and recursivity in the journalistic field

Paper: Jay Gabriel (independent scholar, USA)  
Comments: Per Ståhlberg (independent scholar, Sweden)  
Mar 2009

26. Family talk about media portrayals of immigrants

Paper: Ulrika Sjöberg and Ingegerd Rydin (Halmstad University, Sweden)  
Comments: Kira Kosnick (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main)  
Jan 2009

25. Media anthropology as a field of interdisciplinary contact

Paper: Eric Rothenbuhler (Texas A & M University)  
Comments: Ariel Heryanto (University of Melbourne)  
Nov 2008

24. Towards an anthropological cinema

Paper: Jay Ruby (Center for Visual Communication, USA)  
Comments: Peter Ian Crawford (University of Tromsø)  
Sep 2008

23. Blogging as a research tool for ethnographic fieldwork

Paper: Erkan Saka (Rice University, USA)  
Comments: Mary Stevens (University College London)  
Jun 2008

22. Media and religion in Japan: The Aum affair as a turning point

Paper: Erica Baffelli (University of Otago, New Zealand)  
Comments: Blai Guarné (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)  
Jan 2008

21. Re-writing politics: Consumerist messages and the emergence of a new style of political reporting in India

Paper: Ursula Rao (University of New South Wales)  
Comments: Anna Horolets (Warsaw School of Social Psychology)  
Dec 2007

20. Musical news: Popular music in political movements

Paper: Mark Pedelty (University of Minnesota)  
Comments: Herman Wasserman (Newcastle University)  
Oct 2007

19. The online Durga

Paper: Kerstin Andersson (Gothenburg University)  
Comments: Matthijs van den Bos (University of Amsterdam)  
June 2007

18. World music: A medium for unity and difference?

Paper: Carsten Wergin (University of Bremen)  
Comments: Joanne Haynes (Bristol University)  
May 2007

17. Rethinking the digital age

Paper: Faye Ginsburg (New York University)  
Comments: Maximilian C. Forte (Concordia University)  
May 2007

16. Moral panics in suburban Texas

Paper: Matthew Durington (Towson University)  
Comments: Chas Critcher (Sheffield Hallam University)  
Mar 2007

15. Imagining a world of free expression in the making: Romania and global media development

Paper: Urban Larssen (Stockholm University)  
Comments: Elizabeth Bird (University of South Florida)  
Jan 2007

14. Between m-governance and mobile anarchies: Pornoaksi and the fear of new media in present day Indonesia

Paper: Bart Barendregt (Leiden University)  
Comments: Heather Horst (University of California, Berkeley)  
Dec 2006

13. Very much a midnight child: Software and the translation of times at the university

Paper: Gabriela Vargas-Cetina (Autonomous University of Yucatan)  
Comments: David Hakken (Indiana University)  
Oct 2006

12. Locating the TV: Television placement and the reconfiguration of space in low-income homes in Santiago, Chile

Paper: Sebastian Ureta (Catholic University of Chile)  
Comments: Jo Helle-Valle (National Institute for Consumer Research, Oslo)  
June 2006

11. Nations in cyberspace: Nationalism and social communication

Paper: Thomas Hylland Eriksen (University of Oslo)  
Comments: Mirca Madianou (University of Cambridge)  
May 2006

10. "I do not want to marry my ngatiul." Mass-mediated alliances between youngsters and Neo-Pentecostalism in Kinshasa

Paper: Katrien Pype (Catholic University Leuven)  
Comments: Kelly Askew (University of Michigan)  
Feb 2006

9. Autonomous and ideological models of literacy: Approaches from new literacy studies

Paper: Brian Street (King's College London)  
Comments: Dorle Dracklé (University of Bremen)  
Jan 2006

8. Why is interest in mass media anthropology growing?

Paper: Francisco Osorio (University of Chile)  
Comments: Mark Peterson (Miami University)  
Nov 2005

7. Researching the internet with an introductory statement by Birgit Bräuchler (University of Munich)

Comments: Christine Hine (University of Surrey)  
Oct 2005

6. Catálogo de sueños: Las relaciones personales en Internet como producto de consumo)

Paper: Elisenda Ardèvol (UOC Catalonia)  
English version: Dream gallery: Online dating as a commodity  
Comments: Kyra Landzelius (Gothenburg University)  
July 2005

5. Media anthropology: An overview)

Paper: Mihai Coman (University of Bucharest)  
Comments: Debra Spitulnik (Emory University)  
May 2005

4. Media anthropology in a world of states)

Paper: John Postill (University of Staffordshire)  
Comments: Faye Ginsburg (New York University)  
Apr 2005

3. A fitting 'social model': Culturally locating telemadres.com)

Paper: Sarah Pink (Loughborough University) and Ana Martinez Perez (University Rey Juan Carlos, Fuenlabrada)  
Comments: Pille Runnel (Estonian National Museum / University of Tartu)  
Mar 2005

2. At the electronic evergreen: A computer-mediated ethnography of a newsgroup from Montserrat and afar)

Paper: Jonathan Skinner (Queen's University Belfast)  
Comments: Birgit Bräuchler (University of Munich)  
Jan 2005

1. The cruel masses: How producers at a Swedish commercial television production company construct their viewers)

Paper: Katarina Graffman (University of Uppsala)  
Comments: Mark Hobart (SOAS)  
Nov 2004