My two weeks at this year’s Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme are coming to an end. And yes, it has been quite a fortnight as they say here in the UK. While it has been very interesting to meet and discuss with other doctoral candidates with similar research interests as myself, it has been equally intellectually stimulating to hear about other research projects, unrelated to my thesis. In short: there’s a lot of interesting research going on… Aside from the scholarly side of things, the social events have been equally fun and rewarding. All in all, time and money well spent. I hope to see my fellow cohort friends at future conferences – perhaps at IR12 in Seattle this year? Oh, and if you do come, don’t forget to bring the Pimm’s!
I have been accepted for participation in the New Media, New Theories, New Methods PhD course in Kalundborg, Denmark. It looks like an interesting course, and it will give me an opportunity to present my ongoing work on Internet use during the 2010 Swedish election.
Just sent of the last student essays that were handed in to me as part of my summer course on social media and web 2.0 (swedish). This year, some 40 students took part – a drop since last summer, but still quite good for a distance-based summer course.