Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) 2006
SDP2006 Oxford: 17 July - 28 July. 23 students and 20 tutors. Accommodation: Jesus College.
The 2006 Summer Doctoral Programme was held in Oxford (17-28 July), with a teaching programme that was broadly similar to previous years' Programmes.
As in previous years, the Programme facilitated deep discussion of both methodological and substantive research issues, endeavoured to help students frame their research questions and direct their research, and sought to generate dialogue and debate between students from different disciplinary backgrounds on key themes.
Seminars covered: participatory culture and the Internet, how to design a research question, online sociability, online political campaigns, the Open Net Initiative (ONI), Internet generativity, digital natives and digital immigrants, ICTs in everyday life, software piracy (proprietary vs free software), Search Engines, barriers to e-government adoption, the state of e-democracy research, the tools of government in the digital age, open source software communities (motivations, norms and resource allocation), digital objects, the sustainability of blogging, the 'Global Voices' project, and how to measure trust online. Optional sessions covered: ICTs for socio-economic development, and research methods seminars on online polling, case studies and technographies, and conducting online interviews. There was a joint lecture with PCMLP on Internet filtering and media freedom, and a videolinked seminar led by Professor Manuel Castells. The afternoons were devoted to student research seminars.
There were two formal dinners, a reception at the OII featuring 'A Conversation with Ted Nelson', picnic and punting, and a theatre trip to see 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Oxford Castle.
- Manuel Castells, University of Catalonia
- Stephen Coleman, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds
- Paul David, OII
- Corinna di Gennaro, OII
- William Dutton, OII
- Rebecca Eynon, OII
- Jenny Fry, OII
- Urs Gasser, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
- Leslie Haddon, London School of Economics (LSE)
- Richard Heeks, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester
- Helen Margetts, OII
- Ted Nelson, OII
- John Palfrey, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
- Seamus Ross, HATII, University of Glasgow
- Ralph Schroeder, OII
- Alistair Tough, HATII, University of Glasgow
- Steve Ward, OII
- Zaid Hamzah, Microsoft
- Jonathan Zittrain, OII / Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
- Ethan Zuckerman, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
Mike Ananny, Nick Anstead, Andrea Calderaro, Tarek Cheniti, Silke Ernst, Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Homero Gil de Zúñiga Navajas, Oren Golan, Samantha Henderson, Laurie A. Henry, Terry Johal, Ryuta Komaki, Kwang-Suk Lee, Yenn Lee, Matthew D. Matsaganis, Giovanni Navarria, Tanya Notley, Hassan Omowunmi Mary, Raed Sharif, Elizabeth Van Couvering, Shefali Virkar, Kutoma Jacqueline Wakunuma, Ken Winneg
We are grateful for support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) and all our academic partners: the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and The Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute.