Looking back, looking forward: Digital ethnography in 2020

London (26.10.2020 / Cancelled), 29. May 2020.

Hello all,

It is with sadness that the LSE Digital Ethnography Collective announces the cancellation of our symposium 'Looking forward, looking back: Digital ethnography in 2020', due to take place on 26th October 2020. As the AoIR annual conference is now a virtual event, and this symposium was designed specifically as an AoIR satellite event, it does not make sense to hold this symposium in person. We have also decided not to turn this into a virtual event, as the main AoIR conference will now be spread over a period of two weeks and we felt it would be too much to add this as well. We wanted to announce this ASAP ahead of the submission deadline of 29th May so that people do not waste their time writing abstracts.

We are very sorry that this event will not be going ahead, as we were really looking forward to it. But in this time of uncertainty it makes little sense to be organising IRL events. We hope that in the future when the dust has settled we will be able to hold this symposium.

Wishing you all the best,


Zoë Glatt

ESRC PhD Researcher in Media & Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Managing Editor: Communication, Culture & Critique
Co-Founder: LSE Digital Ethnography Collective @DigEthnogLSE
Graduate Student Rep: Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
Associate Lecturer in Media & Communications (2019/20): Goldsmiths University
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