REGISTRATION OPEN for the ”Social Listening’ Workshop’

Social Media by AbrahamID

‘Social Listening’ Workshop: building qualitative skills in social media research

10am – 4pm, Saturday 24 February 2018

Palmer 101, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading


‘Social Listening’ Workshop

Following the interdisciplinary showcase conference ‘’Social Listening’ in the past, present and future’ in November 2017, we are pleased to announce a British Academy funded follow-up workshop. Taking place at the University of Reading on 24 February 2018, this one-day event is targeted at postgraduates and early-career researchers designing or developing qualitative research projects in this new and exciting field.

Led by Carl Miller from DEMOS and Jai Seamen from SAGE Publishing, this skills-based workshop will provide a practical guide to: designing novel social-media-based research projects; collecting and classifying social media data; qualitative tools used to analyse and extract meaning from big data. Showcasing a innovative internal tool developed in collaboration between DEMOS and SAGE to optimise qualitative research methods, this workshop aims to bring to academia cutting-edge developments in this ground-breaking area in current and future scholarship.


Registration instructions:

The deadline for registration is Monday 19 February.  Attendance to the workshop is free, and refreshments and lunch are included.  We are also offering travel bursaries to postgraduate students, but these are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.

To register, email Dr Dina Rezk (


Further information

More about the project can be found on our University of Reading webpages, and on our pages on the University of Reading’s Department of History blog.

Follow us on Twitter @SocListening.

Catch up with videos from November’s ‘Social Listening’ conference, including the keynote by Carl Miller, over on the Department of History’s YouTube channel.



banner image: Social Media by Ibrahim.ID (licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0).

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