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Digital Ethnography and the Global Information Crisis: Theories, Methods and Publics

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16:30:00 - 18:00:00,
Thursday 23 January, 2014


In this talk, Dr Postill will discuss digital ethnography and the global information crisis, drawing on key aspects of his work. He will also be exploring connections between digital ethnography and the present and future of public academic engagement in times of media hybridity and global upheaval. This event is part of Oxford Digital Ethnography Group, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

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  • Name: Dr John Postill
  • Affiliation: Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne, and
    Digital Anthropology Fellow at University College London
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  • Bio: Dr John Postill is one of the world’s leading anthropologists of media and the Internet. A veteran of theoretical and methodological approaches in digital ethnography (Localizing the Internet (2011), Media and Nation Building (2006) and the co-Theorising Media and Practice (2010, with Birgit Bräuchler).