Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


21 February 2018

CA Skills session

Presented By Marco Pino and Bogdana Huma
  • 3:00-4:30pm (a DARG+ event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building
21 February 2018

Persuasive Conduct

Presented By Bogdana Huma, Liz Stokoe and Rein Sikveland
  • 1-2.30pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building
18 April 2018

Andrea Ballatore - Digital Hegemonies: Towards A Geography of Web Content (in collaboration with Geography and LUNN)

Presented By Andrea Ballatore, Birkbeck University of London
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CRCC Seminar Series
  • Brockington U1.22
31 January 2018

Helping or hindering? The contribution of supporters of patients with intellectual disabilities attending primary healthcare appointments

Presented By Deborah Chin
  • 1-2.30pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building
1 November 2017

Managing forgetfulness in dementia interaction

Presented By Anne Marie Landmark
  • 1-2.30pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building
6 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

ESRC social science festival

Presented By Cuomu Zhaxi, Peny Sotiropoulou and Leila Wilmers
8 November 2017

IAS Lecture: Fake News and the Psychology of Source Interactivity: The Essential Tension Between Human Agency and Machine Agency

Presented By Professor S. Shyam Sundar, Penn State University
9 November 2017

CA transcription workshop

Presented By Rein Sikveland
  • 10am-5pm
15 November 2017

Peripheral but global: World market leaders outside of agglomerations

Presented By Thilo Lang (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography)
  • 1-2pm (part of the CRCC seminar series)
  • Brockington U122
22 November 2017

Reimagining Citizenship

Presented By Dr Stéphanie Jamet from the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Besançon (France)
  • 12.00-2.00pm
  • Martin Hall building - MHL007
22 November 2017

The roles of category use and Brexit throughout debates about the ‘refugee crisis’

Presented By Simon Goodman (Coventry)
  • 1-2pm (part of the CRCC seminar series)
  • Brockington U1.14
22 November 2017

IAS Lecture: Surveillance Culture and Surveillance Capitalism

Presented By Professor David Lyon, Queens University
1 December 2017

CRCC Symposium Nationalism, Migration and the Arts

Presented By Alena Pfoser, together with Ele Belfiore, Michael Skey, Marco Antonsich, Marsha Meskimmon
18 December 2017

11th CA Day: "Structure and Action in Talk"

Presented By Charles Antaki and Liz Stokoe
19 December 2017 - 20 December 2017

CA in Healthcare Interaction

Presented By Marco Pino and Paul Drew
5 December 2017

IAS Lecture: 'Brexit: The result of rising inequality, not rising immigration'

Presented By Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford
31 January 2018 - 1 February 2018

CARM Training for Professional & Workplace Communication Encounters

Presented By Elizabeth Stokoe and Rein Sikveland
  • Burleigh Court, Loughborough University, UK
2 February 2018

CA for Beginners

Presented By Charles Antaki and Marco Pino
9 March 2018

Remembering and Rethinking Images of Welfare in the (Post) Austerity Era

Presented By Dr Mark Monaghan, Dr Gaby Wolferink and Professor Dominic Wring
20 March 2018 - 21 March 2018

Feminist Methodologies: A Two-Day Training Symposium

Presented By CRCC in collaboration with the Advanced Research Methods Institute, the Doctoral College and RADAR
16 May 2018 - 17 May 2018

Changing the rules of the game? An interdisciplinary symposium examining the relationship between sport and media

Presented By The Centre for Communication and Culture, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University
7 June 2018

Religion as Political Communication

Presented By Dr Line Nyhagen (Social Sciences), Dr Alexandre Christoyannopoulos (Politics, History and International Relations), PhD student Richard Li (Social Sciences), Loughborough University
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18 June 2018

New Media as Heritage: A networking event

Presented By Simone Natale, Sabina Mihelj, Emily Keightley and Alena Pfoser
9 November 2017

IAS Roundtable: Media And Illiberal Democracy In Central And Eastern Europe

  • 16:30-18:00
  • U.0.05 Brockington Building
14 February 2018

Claire Feeney- Business investment pitching: Getting the presentation underway

Presented By Claire Feeney
  • 1-2.30pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building
4 May 2018

Dr Heather Ellis (University of Sheffield) - “Mapping the Geographies of Britain’s Literary and Philosophical Societies, 1780-1850”

Presented By Dr Heather Ellis, University of Sheffield
  • 1:00-2:30 pm CRCC Seminar
  • Brockington U0.20
25 April 2018

Benjamin Ferron - The asymmetric internationalization of “media-activism”. A comparison between three networks (Mexico/Israel-Palestine/France)

Presented By Benjamin Ferron, University Paris-Est Créteil
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CRCC Seminar Series
  • U1.22 Brockington Building
13 June 2018

Max Hanska & Stefan Bauchowitz - Twitter activity and homophily in the Brexit Referendum and the 2017 General Election: Preliminary results from mining 17m Tweets.

Presented By Max Hanska & Stefan Bauchowitz, De Montfort University
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CRCC Seminar Series
  • Brockington U1.22
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    How did Eurosceptic (Leave) and pro-European (Remain) activity compare on social media in the run-up to the EU referendum, and how did Conservative and Labor supporting activity compare in the run-up to the 2017 GE? What kind of information did users share, and did this confine the two camps to informational echo chambers?

    To answer these questions we collected more than 7.5 million Brexit-related tweets before the referendum, and over 9.5 million tweets before the GE. We enriched our data using a support vector machine to identify which tweets clearly supported Leave or Remain/Labour or Conservative, mapped Twitter users within our data to their location, and mined URLs shared in tweets.

    We find that Leave (during the Referendum) and Labour (during the GE) users were more numerous, and more active in supporting their cause. Furthermore, districts with a greater share of Twitter users supporting Leave also tended to vote for leaving the EU, so that Twitter activity correlates with voting in the referendum (no such relationship could be reproduced for the GE).  Leave users also tended to be less open, and more engaged within their own echo-chamber, something that is reflected in the URLs they shared. Surprisingly, The Express was one of the most prominent domains shared on Twitter during the referendum campaign. During the GE Labour activity was driven more decisively by leadership, than Conservative activity (the Corbyn effect?).

    Overall, Twitter users who supported Leave, and Labour appeared to be much more active and motivated in advancing their cause, than Remainers were in advocating continued EU membership or Conservatives in rallying behind their candidates. The use of Twitter in the Brexit campaign demonstrates how, what Castells calls, mass self-communication can successfully drive public discourse by countering and drowning out elite opinion. In so doing, social media users pushed a hitherto marginal political agenda to the front and center of public discourse. During the GE social media was a critical alternative conduit for Labour to circumnavigate the overwhelmingly negative coverage it received in the press.

9 May 2018

Simon Potter (University of Bristol) - "Broadcasting in the name of Peace": radio and internationalism in the 1920's and 30's

Presented By Simon Potter, University of Bristol
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CRCC Seminar Series
  • U1.22 Brockington Building
2 May 2018

Daniel R. Smith (Anglia Ruskin University) - On ‘gentry aesthetics’ and elite world making: Competing economies of worth and justification in elite social practices

Presented By Daniel R. Smith, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CRCC Seminar Series
  • U1.22 Brockington Building
16 May 2018

Thais Sarda (Loughborough University) - Constructing the Dark Side of the Web: representation of Deep Web systems and users in British newspapers

Presented By Thais Sarda, Loughborough University
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CRCC Seminar Series
  • WAV 0.44 Waving Top Building