Events

Forthcoming Events

 


 

Past Events

  • The Death of Thatcher on Social Media

    Past Events

    30 June 2015 - This small invite-only workshop at the University of Sheffield brought together academics and public sector researchers to discuss social media images collected as part of The Death of Thatcher on Social Media project.

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  • Patrick Meier: Digital Humanitarians

    Past Events

    22 May 2015 - This talk at the University of Sheffield addressed the emergence of Digital Humanitarianism as a response to the overflow of information, including images, generated by recent disaster situations.

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  • Selfie Citizenship

    Past Events

    16 April 2015 - This workshop, organized with Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan University), addressed the political implications of the selfie genre.

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  • Picturing the Social: 2014 Conference

    Past Events

    7 November 2014 - This inaugural conference for the Picturing the Social project was held at the University of Sheffield as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Invited Presentations & Panels

  • 1 December 2015 Farida has been invited to present on social media image analysis at the Government Social Research in the North conference. This event will be held in Sheffield.
  • 21 October 2015 Farida and Anne have been invited to present work from the Picturing the Social project at ‘Big Data from the Bottom Up: a workshop exploring the relationship between big data and ethnography’ at UCL, London (organised by Dr Hannah Knox).
  • 17 September 2015 Farida has been invited to be a think piece leader for a session on doing interdisciplinary research at Faculty of Social Sciences Conference at The University of Sheffield. This talk will reflect on the first year of the Visual Social Media Lab.
  • 14 September 2015 Farida and Francesco have been invited to present on image analysis using social media data to the Government Social Research unit’s new Social Media Research Group, as part of their monthly meeting.
  • 3 September 2015 Farida and Francesco have been invited to present on image analysis using social media data to the Government Social Research unit’s new Social Media Research Group, as part of the ‘Thursdays @ 4’ monthly seminar series.
  • 1 September 2015 Farida will deliver a session as part of the Interdisciplinary Visual Research Methods course. This course is organised by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre at The University of Sheffield. It is part of the National Centre for Research Methods training opportunities. For more information see the full course details.
  • 3 August 2015 Farida presented: ‘The Visual Social Media Lab: one year on’ at the Social Data Meetup ‘Beyond the Research Lab’. For full details and to find out about upcoming meetups, see the event page.
  • 24 June 2015 Anne gave this presentation: ‘Social Media Research Ethics’ at the AfRE Ethics workshop Research Ethics Applications – a refresher course, at Sheffield Hallam University.
  • 11 May 2015 Anne gave this presentation: ‘Using Ethnography to Research Social Media’, at Edinburgh Napier University’s Visual Methods Workshop.
  • 8 May 2015 Farida gave this presentation: ‘The Politics of Visual Cultures of Big Data’ as part of the ‘Big Data Alternatives’ closing plenary at the Politics of Big Data conference at King’s College London.
  • 23 April 2015 Anne gave this presentation: ‘Social Media Research Ethics and the ‘Picturing the Social’ project: An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Modal Approach’, at AfRE Ethics workshop Social Media and the Internet, Bristol. PDF of programme.
  • 23 April 2015 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Considering Social Media Research Ethics: How Different are Pictures to Text when Collecting Data?’, at AfRE Ethics workshop Social Media and the Internet, Bristol. PDF of programme
  • 10 April 2015 Farida, Simon and Anne gave a combined presentation at the What is an Image conference in Copenhagen, introducing the work of the Visual Social Media Lab, focusing on the Picturing the Social project in particular. A video of the talk is below:
  • 8 April 2015 Farida, Simon and Anne gave a combined presentation at The University of Copenhagen, introducing the work of the Visual Social Media Lab, focusing on the Picturing the Social project in particular. This talk was part of The Centre for Communication and Computing CCC’s talks seminar series.
  • 1 April 2015 Francesco gave this presentation: ‘Social Data Stories: 6 research approaches to make the most of social media data’ at the Social Data Meetup ‘Studies in Social Data’. For full details see the event page. And further write up (by Farida) here.
  • 9 January 2015 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Picturing the Social’ for a Roundtable on: ‘Underpinning the Development Data Revolution’, at a workshop organsised by the Social Media Data & Research UK Economic and Social Research Council and Indian Council of Social Science Research.
  • 11 December 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Picturing the Social: Analysing Social Media Images’ as part of the ‘Transforming Digital Methods’, cross-faculty Winter School at The University of Essex. Slides from this presentation are below:
  • 1 December 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Picturing the Social: Analysing Social Media Images’ for a seminar presentation for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Warwick University.
  • 20 November 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Picturing the Social: Analysing Social Media Images’ at The Web Science Institute, University of Southampton.
  • 13 November 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Picturing the Social: Analysing Social Media Images’ for a Research Development Workshop on social media at Middlesex University.
  • 8 October 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Picturing the Social: Analysing Social Media Images’ at The Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 23 September 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘Researching Social Media Big Data and Social Media Analysis’ at the Social Media for Researchers: a Sheffield Universities Social Media Symposium. Slides from this presentation are below:
  • 4 September 2014 Farida gave this keynote: ‘The challenge of analyzing and verifying images on social media’ at the COSMIC FP7 workshop, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 11 July 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘From Flickr to Snapchat: The challenge of analysing images on social media’ as part of the session: ‘Challenges/Opportunities of Using Social Media for Social Science Research’, at the ESRC Research Methods Festival, Oxford. Slides from this presentation are below:
  • 10 July 2014 Farida gave this keynote: ‘Charting the evolution of social media research’ at the First European Conference on Social Media conference, University of Brighton. Slides from this presentation are below:
  • 5 June 2014 Farida spoke as part of the ‘Social Data and Academic Research’ panel at the Big Boulder conference, Boulder, Colorado. As part of her talk, Farida launched the Visual Social Media Lab to an industry audience. A write up of the panel can be found here.
  • 8 May 2014 Farida gave this presentation: ‘How Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat usage are changing the face of journalism and business development’, at the Big Data for Media Harnessing the Power of Big Data conference, Microsoft Headquarters, London.

 


 

Abtracts Submitted

We’re excited that this panel: Visual Digital Methods: Developing Approaches for the Analysis of Twitter Images (the link takes you to the full panel description) had been accepted for the 4th International Visual Methods conference, to be held in Brighton in September (16–18). Below are the titles for our four papers:

  • Paper 1: Farida Vis (University of Sheffield) ‘A short history of image sharing on Twitter’
  • Paper 2: Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton) ‘Chatting through Pictures? A Classification of Images Tweeted in one week in the UK and USA’
  • Paper 3: Simon Faulkner (Manchester School of Art) ‘The uniqueness of Twitter images: Genre, location, and agency’
  • Paper 4: Francesco D’Orazio (Pulsar) ‘The pains, pleasures and myths of researching images on social media: exploring digital visual methodologies’