Monday Keynote: Dr Mark Carrigan
Monday 21st of June, 1.30pm - 2.15pm
This talk will discuss how the university has changed over the last 18 months, as well as which of these changes are likely to remain. We can’t expect that the university will snap back to pre-pandemic normality, particularly with regards to the central role that digital platforms now play in academic life. If we’re entering a future where online will have equivalent status to face-to-face then digital scholarship becomes essential to academic practice. Mark will explore what this means in practice, as well as offering strategies and techniques to thrive under these conditions. This also entails confronting the political questions which are opening up around the digital divide within higher education.
Dr Mark Carrigan is a Digital Sociologist based in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, where he organises activities within the Culture, Politics and Global Justice research cluster and works as an embedded researcher within the Digital Learning Working Group. Mark directs the Post-Pandemic University project which is an international network comprising an online magazine, podcast hub and conference series. He is the author of Social Media for Academics, published by Sage and now in its second edition. Mark’s forthcoming books The Public & Their Platforms (with Lambros Fatsis) and Post-Human Futures (with Douglas Porpora) explore the implications of digital platforms and emerging technologies for public scholarship and human personhood respectively.
First published: 1 June 2020