Digital Social Research Unit Umeå
DIGSUM is an interdisciplinary academic research centre for the study of the relationship between digital technology and society.
We welcome Anton Törnberg (University of Gothenburg) and Petter Törnberg (Chalmers) to a seminar on December 1 (13:15, C304, BVH) , co-hosted with the Department of Sociology and DIGSUM's Digital Sociology research group. The seminar has the title of Complexity and the Digital World, and will contain both theoretically and empirically applied elements.
The Wallenberg Foundations have approved funding for the DIGSUM research project EndoSisters: Information work and peer-support in a digitally embodied patient movement — a three-year project analysing the online patient movement related to endometriosis, a chronic gynaecological condition affecting...
We welcome Anton Törnberg (University of Gothenburg) and Petter Törnberg (Chalmers) to a seminar on December 1 (13:15, C304, BVH) , co-hosted with the Department of Sociology and DIGSUM's Digital Sociology research group. The seminar has the title of Complexity and the Digital World, and will contai...
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World”. The programme, headed by professor Simon Lindgren, goes under the acronym of HARVEST (eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday L...
On May 30th, we hosted the first DIGSUM-day, a one-day conference aiming to promote networking and the exchange of knowledge among DIGSUM's research groups. We plan this to be an annually recurring event, and we encourage you to mark off May 17th 2018 in your calendars!
Charles Ess, a leading internet researcher and professor at University of Oslo, is visiting DIGSUM and Humlab and will give a seminar entitled "Digital love and sex? What sexbots may teach us about the virtues of being human".
DIGSUM welcomes you to a research seminar about exposure to online hate among teenagers and young adults on February 16 at 13:15 in S-507 (Samvetet).
Two of DIGSUM’s research groups – Learning and ICT (LICT) at the Department of Education, and Digital Didactic Design (DDD) at Applied Educational Sciences – have been granted funds, starting 2017, of 4.5 million SEK from Umeå School of Education.