From the e-mail announcement:
"Technological innovations ... have changed the ways in which people work, play, interact, communicate and define who they are. ... This poses a variety of challenges in researching digital culture given that every discipline employs unique methodologies specific to their field of study.Papers are invited that focus on: ethical issues; fieldwork boundaries and possibilities; ethnography in cyberspace; the future of qualitative research online, and more.
"We aim to invite those who have an interest in and experience with conducting research online, not only as a tool, but as space of inquiry. We hope to attract a range of scholars, from students who are beginning their research to seasoned academics who can share their experiences working with digital methods. The goal of this symposium is to encourage informal discussion.
To apply, send a 300-500 word abstract to Shanly Dixon, Humanities firstname.lastname@example.org and Kelly Boudreau, Sociology and Anthropology email@example.com.
Deadline: July 1st, 2006