PhD Course



The PhD course on 5 & 6 December will take place at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund.
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The conference organisers will book and pay for accommodation (four nights from 2 to 6 December) at Lund University Guesthouse, Sparta, Tunavägen 39 A.
Please note that breakfast is not included, but there is a fully equipped kitchen at the guesthouse and a supermarket in the same complex.

To reach the guesthouse take the green city bus no.1 or no.6 from Lund Central station (towards Östra torn) that stops at ”Sparta”. Tickets are most conveniently bought through the app ”Skånetrafiken”.

For any questions regarding the accommodation, please contact

Reading list

Suggested readings (choose at least 2-3 of those of most relevance to you):

 Hjorth, Larissa and Olivia Khoo (2015), “Intimate entanglements: new media in Asia,” in The Routledge Handbook on New Media in Asia Larissa Hjorth and Olivia Khoo eds. London: 2015.

Hjorth, Larissa, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway and Genevie Bell, “Introduction,” in The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, ed. by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway and Genevie Bell.

Hutchinson, J., Martin, F., Sinpeng, A. (2017), “Chasing ISIS: Network Power, Distributed Ethics and Responsible Social Media Research.” In M. Zimmer and K. Kinder-Kurlanda (Eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts, (pp. 57-71). New York: Peter Lang Publishing

Journal of Digital Social Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2019, inaugural issue “Conceptualizing Digital Social Research,” accessed at

Knox JS (2009), “Punctuating the home page: image as language in an online newspaper,” Discourse & Communication 3(2): 145–172.

Loubere, Nicholas. 2017. “Questioning Transcription: The Case for the Systematic and Reflexive Interviewing and Reporting (SRIR) Method.” Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research 18 (2).

Pink, Sarah et al. (2015), Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice. London: Sage.

 Postill, John and Sarh Pink, (2012), “Social media ethnography: The digital researcher in a messy web,” Media International Australia, 145: 23–134.

Schneider, Florian (2018), “Mediated Massacre: Digital Nationalism and History Discourse on China’s Web,” The Journal of Asian Studies 77(2): 429-452.

Shklovski, Irina and Janet Vertesi (2013), “Un-Googling” Publications: The Ethics and Problems of Anonymization.”

Svensson, Marina (2017), “The Networked China Researcher: Challenges and Possibilities in the Social Media Age,” Asiascape: Digital Asia, 4(1-2), pp. 76-102.

Zimmer, Michael. "“But the data is already public”: on the ethics of research in Facebook." Ethics and information technology 12, no. 4 (2010): 313-325

Gelinas, Luke, Robin Pierce, Sabune Winkler, I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, and Barbara E. Bierer. "Using social media as a research recruitment tool: Ethical issues and recommendations." The American Journal of Bioethics 17, no. 3 (2017): 3-14.


Deadline for submitting full paper is 1 November