Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) 2006

SDP2006 Oxford: 17 July - 28 July. 23 students and 20 tutors. Accommodation: Jesus College.

Summer Doctoral Programme 2006 studentsThe 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.

Academic Programme

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.

Tutors

Students

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

Partners

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.

  • The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania
  • The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California
  • The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
  • Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology