Manuel Castells is Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. He also a University Professor and the holder of the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at the USC Annenberg School of Communication
Professor Manuel Castells
Former Distinguished Visiting Professor
Manuel Castells is Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. He also a University Professor and the holder of the Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, the Marvin and Joanne Grossman Distinguished Professor of Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Internet Studies at Oxford University. He was Professor of Sociology and of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (1979-2003).
He has been Visiting Professor in 29 universities around the world and invited lecturer at hundreds of academic and professional institutions in 43 countries. He has authored 22 books, including the trilogy ‘The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture’, 1996-2003, published by Blackwell and translated into 23 languages. His most recent book is ‘Communication Power’ (Oxford, 2009). He has also co-authored and edited an additional 23 books.
He has received Honorary Doctorates from 14 universities and several honorary professorships and university medals. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics and Finance, a member of the Academia Europea, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He was a founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council, and is a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Positions held at the OII
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, November 2006 – December 2010
- Advisory Board Member, September 2002 – October 2006
Recorded: 22 September 2011
Manuel Castells' keynote at the plenary session "A Decade in Internet Time" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Oxford Internet Institute.
Recorded: 18 October 2010
Professor Manuel Castells discusses the main themes of his lecture in the OII's "Society and the Internet" lecture series, examining and exploring the origins of the Internet in the culture of freedom, sharing and libertarian ideals.
Recorded: 28 October 2009
Manuel Castells draws on arguments from his book Communication Power in discussing the structural causes and implications of the 2008 economic crisis, and in claiming that we are moving, without much understanding, towards a new form of global capitalism.
Recorded: 23 October 2008
Professor Manuel Castells presents the major thesis of most recent work to be published in the book 'Communication Power'. The book argues that power is 'based on the control of communication and information'.
22 January 2007
The OII has partnered with the Open University of Catalonia to offer a fully virtual doctoral seminar series over a period of six months. The collaboration will explore new teaching methods for the information age
22 September 2011
This two-hour session draws together the many themes of the OII-iCS conference 'A Decade in Internet Time'.
Wednesday 21 - Saturday 24 September 2011
The Oxford Internet Institute and the journal, Information, Communication and Society are co-organizing a symposium to critically assess the last decade of social research on the Internet and identify directions for research over the next.
18 October 2010
This lecture examines and explores the origins of the internet in the culture of freedom, sharing and libertarian ideals. These early influences have profoundly influenced the network that we use today.
Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 October 2009
This seminar series for graduate students will analyze and discuss Manuel Castells's most recent book 'Communication Power' (OUP, 2009), which proposes a new theory of power in the network society.
Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 October 2008
A seminar series based on Professor Castells's forthcoming book, 'Communication Power' (OUP), which argues that power is based on the control of communication and information.
9 March 2007
Summary to come.