Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) 2012

SDP2012 Oxford: 9 July - 20 July. Accommodation: St Hugh's College.

Summer Doctoral Programme 2012We are delighted to announce that the tenth Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) will be held in Oxford from 9-20 July 2012.

The aim of the programme is to bring together advanced doctoral students engaged in dissertation research relating to the Internet and other ICTs. By sharing their work and learning from leading academics in the field, students can enhance the quality and significance of their thesis research and create a peer network of excellent young researchers.

The 2012 Summer Doctoral Programme will draw substantially upon the OII's research strengths and will involve participation from many of our faculty, together with colleagues from other partner institutions. It will emphasise methodological innovation and good practice in research design, and will expose students to the benefits of discussing their research in a multi-disciplinary teaching environment.

Academic programme

The well-established format of the SDP course structure will be continued with daily research seminars and discussions led by an international group of leading researchers. All students will be asked to present their research to their peers in informal seminars.

The programme will facilitate deep discussion of both substantive and methodological research issues, and help students frame their research questions and direct their research. It will also seek to generate dialogue and debate between students from different disciplinary backgrounds on issues relating to the OII's broad research themes with a view to identifying topics for future collaborative research.

Research Areas

We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students in any discipline whose work in the field of Internet research engages with the OII's broad research priorities. Reflecting the disciplinary base of the OII, most of the seminars will draw on Internet-related research in the social sciences, but some may also cover aspects of the department's projects in the humanities and computer science.



Jonathan Albright, Gregory Asmolov, Kate Davis, Koldo Diaz Bizkarguenaga, Kevin Driscoll, Sandra Hanchard, Anthony Hoffmann, Jinghui Hou, Jonathon Hutchinson, Andy Keenan, Tony Liao, Osama Mansour, Ehsan Mohammadi, Lisa Newon, Joyce Neys, Ayelet Oz, Carol Parreiras, Julia Pohle, Gilad Rosner, Elizabeth Schaffer, Jaclyn Selby, Alexander Semenov, Pip Shea, Nili Steinfeld, Benjamin Stokes, Lana Swartz, Shawn Walker, Darryl Woodford, Yin Zhang


We are grateful for support from all our academic partners: the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT); the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT); and the i-School, University of Toronto.