Confirmed NPC-PGR Conference Presentations

Amber Macintyre

Amber Macintyre will be presenting on 10th-12th April 2017, at the 'PSA Annual Conference', held in Glasgow, Scotland.  Her talk is titled 'Political Theory and Data Ethics', and will explore an adaption of previous frameworks for making decisions with data within international membership organisations. The paper is a follow up to the presentation that Amber gave at the 'PSA Media and Politics Conference' last December, where Amber won an award in recognition of her research. 

Declan McDowell-Naylor

Declan McDowell-Naylor will be presenting at three conferences this year. The first will be on 4th-6th May 2017, at the 'New Participatory Spaces PG Symposium', held in Westminster, London. His talk is titled ''A democracy of our own devices?' Cultivating the role of citizen participation and open governance in the civic development of the Internet of Things'.

Declan will also present a similar paper on 7th-8th September at the 'International Conference of Political Communication', jointly organised by IPSA and CICOM, held in Pamplona, Spain. New Political Communication's Prof. Andrew Chadwick will be presenting the keynote. 

Thirdly, Declan will be presenting on the 10th-12th July at the '11th Annual Science in Public Conference', held in Sheffield, England. His talk is titled 'Convergences between Science and Technology Studies and Political Communication: Empirical, Methodological and Conceptual', and will explore how the two areas of research can jointly-address pressing areas of digital politics research. This talk is part of an open-panel which Declan is co-organizing with Samantha Bradshaw and Gillian Bolsover, from the Oxford Internet Institute, both of who will be presenting empirical papers on political bots

Nikki Soo

Nikki Soo will also be presenting on 10th-12th April 2017, at the 'PSA Annual Conference', held in Glasgow, Scotland. Nikki's paper is titled "What Can I Do For You? Breakdown of MP-Constituent Interactions in the Digital Age". This paper is a continuation of the presentation that Nikki gave at the 'PSA Media and Politics Conference' last December, which was well-received by a large audience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update on the New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group

Last night we held the third meeting of the New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group. This meeting, we discussed Nikki Soo's research on effective political communication between MPs and constituent in the hybrid media system. 

Nikki presented her research, now nearing completion, to a positive audience at the PSA Media and Politics annual general conference last December. Nikki will be presenting her research again at the PSA annual conference later this year. 

Plans continue to establish a podcast, where will discuss and analyse media and politics news and events - with a cheerful tone. We will continue with plans to set up a wider network of researchers, aimed at promoting collaboration across media and politics departments. Furthermore, plans continue to establish an autumn conference here at Royal Holloway. 

As ever, we invite expressions of interest in a wider research network soon. So get in touch if you're interested! For more information about the group and future meetings, or to be including in the mailing list, email: Declan.McDowell-Naylor.2013@live.rhul.ac.uk

Update on the New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group

Last night we held the second meeting of the New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group. This meeting, we discussed Amy Smith's work on agenda setting in the 2015 Election. 

To evolve the group, we decided to establish a podcast, to be recorded each meeting, where will discuss and analyse media and politics news and events. We will also look to set up a wider network of researchers, aimed at promoting collaboration across media and politics departments in London and the South. Lastly, we are planning, with immediate effect, a summer conference, where we hope to invite media and politics researchers to discuss recent events. 

The New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group will be putting out calls for expression of interest in a wider research network soon. We also hope to have a conference proposal on its way, too.  

For more information about the group and future meetings, or to be including in the mailing list, email the organizer: Declan.McDowell-Naylor.2013@live.rhul.ac.uk

First 'New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group' Meeting Held

Last week we held the first meeting of the New Political Communication Postgraduate Research Group. A number of the NPC PhD students got together to discuss one another’s research. We provided critique and feedback on a number of issues, such as fieldwork experiences, successful research methods and forming conceptual understandings. 

The group is an open-ended project, which we have initially aimed at creating a collaborative research environment among the postgraduate researchers here at Royal Holloway, University of London. We hope, down the line, to expand this group to other postgraduate researchers and students working in the field of Political Communication. 

For more information about the group and future meetings, email the organizer: Declan.McDowell-Naylor.2013@live.rhul.ac.uk.