Digital Social Research Unit Umeå

DIGSUM is an interdisciplinary academic research centre for the study of the relationship between digital technology and society.

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Seminar on mixed-methods digital research

Seminar on mixed-methods digital research

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.

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Seminar on mixed-methods digital research

2017-11-22
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...

Major research funds to DIGSUM

2017-11-02
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...

DIGSUM-day

2017-09-06
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!

Digital love and sexbots

2017-04-11
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".

Seminar on exposure to online hate

2017-02-13
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).

New collaboration within the area of ICT, media and learning

2017-02-03
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.

Seminar on protests and digital media

2017-01-18
The first DIGSUM seminar will take place in Samvetet from 13:15 on Thursday 26th January. Anne Kaun (Södertörn University) will talk to the title 'Data Times: The Temporalities of Digital Media'.

Networked learning conference

2017-01-11
Members of DIGSUM's research group LICT are organising the open conference "Professional Development and Networked Learning" – jointly with KTH, Mid-Sweden University and Aalborg University – in Aalborg on April 6, 2017.

Thank you!

2016-12-21
The Grand Opening of DIGSUM was held on December 15 when the unit was inaugurated by pro-vice-chancellor Katrin Riklund. We wish to warmly thank all of you who attended!


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Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden 

simon.lindgren@umu.se