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Expanding beyond our project – kinship in the light of social media

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:57:17 +0000

. @DannyAnth speaking at our #EASA2016 #SocialMedia and #kinship panel right now! @EASAinfo @UCLWhyWePost pic.twitter.com/CIpLWzSXrw — Tom McDonald (@AnthroTom) July 22, 2016 The recent meeting of the European Association of Social Anthropologists in Milan was the first time we have engaged in a collaborative consideration of a topic linking our team’s research with that of […]

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The UCL Global Social Media Impact Study is a five-year project running from 2012 until 2017. However, it is intended that the project will leave a lasting impact that far exceeds its duration. The project has is currently preparing its final findings and publications. Preliminary reports and theories from our fieldwork can be seen in our project blog

Start date Activity
May 2012 Project starts
Sep 2012 Project planning at UCL Department of Anthropology
Apr 2013 Ethnographic fieldwork starts in fieldsites around the world
May 2014 Researchers return to UCL Department of Anthropology to undertake mid-project data analysis
June 2014 Final three months of ethnographic fieldwork in fieldsites around the world
Sep 2014 Return to UCL Department of Anthropology to analyse research data and produce publications
May 2015  Complete draft research reports on respective fieldsites
Feb 2016 Publication of eleven books containing our research (one for each fieldsite and two comparative volumes), launch of special website and online university course.
May 2017 Project ends

 All dates are provisional and may be subject to change


European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science