How might citizen-generated data contribute to rethinking the fundamental assumption in official statistics that residence, home and work are aligned in a single state? This is the question of an ongoing experiment being conducted by ARITHMUS at the Department of Sociology on the category of ‘usual residents’, an international standard for defining a population base.[…]
Stephan Scheel and Funda Ustek Spilda contributed to University of Oxford, Faculty of Law’s Border Criminologies blog, with a piece titled “Big Data, Big Promises: Revisiting Migration Statistics in Context of the Dataficication of Everything.” Their piece is part of the Border Criminologies themed series ‘Migrant Digitalities and the Politics of Dispersal’ edited by Glenda[…]
On 17 May 2018 all ARITHMUS researchers participated in the seminar ‘Research Collaboration – Reflections on Theories, Concepts, Methods, Practices’ which was attended by four ERC funded teams. In their presentation they reflected on the challenges of overcoming methodological nationalism (see Working Paper no. 1). The seminar was held at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced[…]
Francisca reviewed the edited volume ‘Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology’ (ed. by Dominique Robert, Martin Dufresne), addressing questions as to how facts about criminal behaviour are established, how surveillance technologies spread and how crime prevention affects everyday experiences. The review can be found here.
Evelyn is making several presentations on An Experiment in Citizen Data during her fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study including: Maastricht University Science,Technology & Society (MUSTS) Colloquium on 28 March 2018; NIAS Fellow Seminar on 5 April 2018; University of Twente STePS Research Days Keynote on 18 April 2018; and European Research Council[…]
Evelyn Ruppert has been awarded the Van Doorn Honorary Chair in the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University of Rotterdam for 2017-18. From February – July 2018 she is also a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS). During her time in the Netherlands she will be further developing her[…]
On 28 February 2018, Funda Ustek Spilda joined a panel on freedom of speech in Turkey, titled “The erosion of free speech in Turkey: Why were key institutions defeated?” at SEESOX (South Eastern European Studies), University of Oxford; jointly organised Free Speech Debate Project at University of Oxford. The panel also included Kemal Göktaş (Cumhuriyet;[…]
On 16 February 2018, Funda Ustek Spilda delivered a talk on their joint paper with Stephan Scheel, titled “On the Politics of Expertise and Ignorance in the Field of Migration Management” at a one-day symposium on the role of digital communication technologies and data for humanitarian practice. The symposium was held at Goldsmiths, University of[…]