UK Development Studies Association Conference: Call for Abstracts

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“Digital Inequalities and Development” track

Deadline for submissions: 5th March 2018
Date of conference: 27th-29th June 2018
Location: University of Manchester, UK

This is a call for abstracts/presentations on digital inequalities and development, with an initial deadline of 5 March 2018.

The track welcomes papers covering any aspect of the relation between digital technologies and global inequalities: ways in which ICTs may “level the playing field” and pro-equity digital innovations but also amplifications and entrenchments of existing inequalities via digital exclusion, harm, asymmetric benefits and adverse incorporation.

The following timeline will be observed:

  • 5 March 2018 - prospective presenters to submit a “paper proposal” (title, author names & emails, short abstract of <300 characters; long abstract of <250 words) via the conference online form.  Track details and link to paper proposal online.
  • 16 March: decision made on paper proposals
  • 6 April: conference registration opens (early-bird discounts close 4 May)
  • 27-29 June: conference

If you have any queries prior to abstract submission, do please ask:

Track Organisers:

- Richard Heeks, Centre for Development Informatics, GDI, University of Manchester, UK

- Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK

- Dorothea Kleine, Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield, UK

 This track is an initiative of the DSA’s Information, Technology and Development study group

General call for papers details available on the Development Studies Association website.