Events

Upcoming Events

Partizipation durch Machen: Open Creative Labs als Zwischenorte für Innovationen (pdf)
Nicolas Friederici
June 23, 2017
Blogfabrik, Berlin, Germany

Digital Entrepreneurship in African Cities (talk at Humboldt University)
Nicolas Friederici
June 27, 2017
Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Innovation Hubs in Africa (talk at Leibniz-Institut fuer Raumbezogene Sozialforschung)
Nicolas Friederici
June 29, 2017
Leibniz-IRS, Erkner, Germany

The Networked Nature of the Sub-Saharan African Knowledge Economy and its Relation to Manufacture-led Regional Trade (paper presentation at the Role of Industrial Development in Sustainable and Equitable Growth Panel at the Development Studies Association Conference)
Sanna Ojanperä
September 6-8, 2017
Bradford, UK

Building on National ICT Policies to Achieve SDG 9.c: Investigating the Growth of Local Digital Content in Sub-Saharan Africa (paper presentation at the Planning for Sustainable Development Goals: New Thinking and Emerging Practices Panel at the Development Studies Association Conference)
Sanna Ojanperä
September 6-8, 2017
Bradford, UK

Studying the Impact of ICT Policies on Growth Patterns of Local Online Content in Sub-Saharan Africa (paper presentation at the Regional Conflicts and Contested Spatial Identities in the Digital Sphere workshop at the the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Sanna Ojanperä
November 3-4, 2017
Erlangen, Germany

Previous Events

How Nascent Technology Entrepreneurs Organize: The Community Assembly Process (paper presentation at DRUID NYC 2017)
Nicolas Friederici
June 12-14, 2017
New York University, New York City, US

Digital Entrepreneurship (panel moderation at Oxford Africa Conference)
Nicolas Friederici
May 19-20, 2017
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, UK

Global Innovation Gathering Workshop
Nicolas Friederici
May 13-14, 2017
Blogfabrik, Berlin, Germany

The Impact of Connectivity in Africa: Grand Visions and the Mirage of Inclusive Digital Development (invited keynote talk at the Telecommunications Workshop of the Change, Power & Network Industries Series, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge)
Sanna Ojanperä
May 10, 2017
Clare College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Addressing Development Challenges with the Use of Big Data (invited talk at the Bond Technology for Development Group)
Sanna Ojanperä
April 5, 2017
London, UK

Digitalization and Global Labour Markets (invited talk at the Oxford International Relations Society)
Amir Anwar
January 19, 2017
Oxford, UK

The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for Digital Workers (invited talk at the Global IT Organizing Conference)
Mark Graham
January 18, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Innovation hubs in Africa: Assemblers of Technology Entrepreneurs (paper presentation at 1st International RGCS Symposium – Work & Workplace Transformations)
Nicolas Friederici
December 16, 2016
EMLYON Business School, Paris, France

Digitalization and Global Labour Markets (invited keynote talk at the London School of Economics Media and Communication Research Dialogues)
Mark Graham
December 13, 2016
London, UK

Measuring the Hidden Contours of the Global Knowledge Economy with a Digital Index (paper presentation at the Oxford Internet Institute Platform Economy Seminar)
Sanna Ojanperä
December 8, 2016
Oxford, UK

Measuring the Hidden Contours of the Global Knowledge Economy with a Digital Index (talk at the Oxford Internet Institute Brown Bag Seminar)
Sanna Ojanperä
November 30, 2016
Oxford, UK

Virtual Production Networks and Their Impacts on Worker Livelihoods (talk at the Trade in the Digital Economy Workshop organized in conjunction with UNCTAD)
Mark Graham
November 28, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

Innovation hubs in Rwanda: Can technology entrepreneurship build a nation? (talk at Oxford Central Africa Forum, OCAF)
Nicolas Friederici
November 16 ,2016
Dahrendorf Room, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Digitalization and Global Labour Markets (invited keynote talk at the UNI Global Leadership Summit: The Future of Work)
Mark Graham
November 15, 2016
Nyon, Switzerland

Digital Labour and Development (invited opening talk at the Platform Cooperativism Conference)
Mark Graham
November 11, 2016
New York, United States

Rethinking Futures of Digital Labour (invited talk at the Technology and the Human Future conference)
Mark Graham
October 20, 2016
Oslo, Norway

Digital Labour and Development: New Knowledge Economies or Digital Sweatshops? (invited talk at the Microenterprise, Technology and Big Data: New Forms of Digital Enterprise and Work and Ways to Research Them Seminar)
Mark Graham
October 11, 2016
Southampton, UK

Measuring the Hidden Contours of the Global Knowledge Economy with Big Data (paper presentation at the Symposium of Big Data and Human Development)
Sanna Ojanperä
September 15, 2016
Oxford, UK

Virtual Production Networks: Existing Commodification and Disembeddeness (paper presentation at the Development Studies Association Conference)
Mark Graham with Alex Wood
September 14, 2016
Oxford, UK

Power, Politics, and Digital Development Panel (organizer of four panel sessions at the Development Studies Association Conference)
Mark Graham
September 12-14, 2016
Oxford, UK

Measuring the Hidden Contours of the Global Knowledge Economy with a Digital Index (paper presentation at the Politics of Measurement: How What We Measure Influences What We Do and Ignore Panel at the Development Studies Association Conference)
Sanna Ojanperä
September 12, 2016
Oxford, UK

Digital Work and its Impacts on Workers in the Global South (invited talk at the European Trade Union Confederation Summer School)
Mark Graham
September 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom

The New Frontier of Outsourcing: Online Labour Platforms and the Consequences for Poverty in the Global South (paper presentation at the Work, Employment, and Society Conference)
Mark Graham and Alex Wood
September 7, 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom

Digital Work and its Impacts on Workers in the Global South (plenary speaker at the France Stratégie Workshop: Building Collective Groups and Action and What Does it Mean for Workers in the Digital Era)
Mark Graham
July 13, 2016
Paris, France

Innovation Hubs in Africa: Assembly as Organizational Intermediation in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (paper presentation at Uddevalla Symposium, Birkbeck University, London)
Nicolas Friederici
July 2, 2016
London, UK

Assembling Entrepreneurs: Promises and Pitfalls of Innovation Hub Organizations in Africa (invited talk at Center for Global Equality, Cambridge)
Nicolas Friederici
June 30, 2016
Cambridge, UK

Building Collective Groups and Action in the Digital Era (invited opening keynote talk at Shaping the New World of Work: The Impacts of Digitalisation and Robotisation Conference)
Mark Graham
June 28, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Who Benefits from Digital Work in the Global South? (invited talk at the Oxford Internet Institute Advisory Board Meeting)
Mark Graham
June 23, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Uneven Geographies of Power and Participation in the Digital Age (invited talk at the University of Cambridge Department of Politics and International Studies Departmental Seminar)
Mark Graham
May 26, 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Addressing New Societal Challenges with the Use of Big Data: Inequality and Exclusion (invited talk at the InGRID Expert Workshop: How Can Big Data Be Used to Advance Policy Research)
Sanna Ojanperä
May 23-24, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Is Digital Cultural Heritage More Elitist than Democratic? (invited discussant at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities Seminar)
Mark Graham
May 18, 2016
Oxford, United Kingdom

Digital Work: Big Data, Digital Geographies, Augmented Realities (invited talk at the University of Sheffield Department of Geography Speaker Series)
Mark Graham
May 13, 2016
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Digital Work: Microwork, Online Freelancing, Clickwork (invited keynote talk at the European Trade Union Confederation Workshop on Digitalization)
Mark Graham
April 13, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

An Informational Right to the City? Code, Content and Control of Urbanized Information (talk at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting)
Mark Graham and Joe Shaw
April 1, 2016
San Francisco, United States

Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information (panel discussant at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting)
Mark Graham
March 29, 2016
San Francisco, United States

Digital Labour and Devleopment: New Knowledge Economies or Digital Sweatshops? (talk at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting)
Mark Graham
March 29, 2016
San Francisco, United States

Digital Labour and Development in Africa (invited talk at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Africa Study Day)
Mark Graham
March 24, 2016
Cambridge, UK

Digital Labour and Development: New Knowledge Economies or Digital Sweatshops? (talk at the Digital Transformations of Work Conference)
Mark Graham
March 10, 2016
Oxford, UK

An Informational Right to the City? Code, Content, and Control of Urbanized Information (invited talk at the Oxford City Debates: Urban Governance and its Discontents)
Mark Graham and Joe Shaw
February 19, 2016
Oxford, UK

Digital Inequalities: Big Data | Digital Geographies | Digital Work (invited keynote talk at How to Use the Opportunities of the Digital Union in Order to Fight Social and Regional Inequalities: a seminar of the Socialists and Democrats grouping in the European Parliament)
Mark Graham and Joe Shaw
January 28, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

User Generating the World (invited keynote talk at Wikipedia 15th Birthday Editathon: The Social Internet)
Mark Graham
January 15, 2016
Oxford, UK

Geographies of information and Wikipedia in Africa (invited keynote talk at Erasmus Prize for the Wikipedia Community Ceremony)
Mark Graham and Bernie Hogan
November 25, 2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Uneven Geographies of Power and Participation in the Internet Era (invited keynote talk at Kapuścinski Development Lectures)
Mark Graham
November 9, 2015
Tartu, Estonia

Who Creates and Controls the Digital City? (invited talk at Transforming Data: Creative and Critical Directions in the Arts and Humanities)
Mark Graham
October 24, 2015
London, UK

Economic Geographies of Knowledge Production in Sub-Saharan Africa (invited talk at Missing Maps – Navigating Humanitarianism, Aid, and International Development Conference)
Sanna Ojanperä
October 1, 2015
Edinburgh, UK

Uneven Geographies of Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (invited talk at Oxford Global Language Symposium)
Sanna Ojanperä
September 24, 2015
Oxford, UK

The Hub Organization: Using Fluid Boundaries to Manage Innovation Networks (at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography)
Nicolas Friederici
August 22, 2015
Oxford, UK

The Geography of Engagement in the Knowledge Economy: Regional Patterns of Content Creation (at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography)
Sanna Ojanperä and Stefano De Sabbata
August 22, 2015
Oxford, UK

Speaker on Panel – Authors Meet Critics: Pádraig Carmody’s and James Murphy’s “Africa’s Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania” (at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography)
Christopher Foster
August 19, 2015
Oxford, UK

Reconsidering the Digital in Global Production Networks (at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography)
Christopher Foster
August 19, 2015
Oxford, UK

Digital Economies: Reconfiguring Uneven Geographies (keynote talk at 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography)
Mark Graham
August 19, 2015
Oxford, UK

Digital Labour and Development: New Knowledge Economies or Digital Sweatshops? (GTC ‘Future of Work’ series)
Mark Graham
Jun 04, Oxford, UK

Harnessing digital social data (invited talk at World Summit on the Information Society)
Mark Graham
May 28, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland

From Connectivity to Digital Contestations: the Effects of Fibre-Optic Infrastructure on Firms in East Africa (at 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries)
Chris Foster
May 20-22
Negombo, Sri Lanka

Uneven Geographies of Information (keynote talk at Web and Wireless GIS symposium)
Mark Graham
May 21, 2015
Grenoble, France

Speaker on Panel – Thinking about Market Information Systems (at ICTD2015)
Chris Foster
May 15, 2015
Singapore

Digital Development (invited talk at 18th session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development)
Mark Graham
May 6, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland

Multiple talks (Association of American Geographers)
Mark Graham, Isis Hjorth, Chris Foster, and Nicolas Friederici
April 22-25, 2015
Chicago, USA

Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labour (invited talk at Academia Sinica)
Mark Graham
April 30, 2015
Taipei, Taiwan

Digital Participation and Representation from MENA (invited talk at WikiArabia 2015)
Mark Graham
April 2-5, 2015
Tunis, Tunisia

Reformulating Development Geography (invited talk at Digital Geographies)
Mark Graham
March 24, 2015
Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

The Geography of the Internet (at Oxford Geek Nights)
Mark Graham
February 25, 2015
Jericho Tavern, Oxford, UK

Uneven Geographies of Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (at Social Media in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Interdisciplinary Perspectives: invited talk in the Connectivity, Demographics, and Discourses panel)
Sanna Ojanperä
February 20, 2015
Kings International Development Institute, London

Information Geographies: New Data Sources for Monitoring ICT Trends, Participation, and Representation (at World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium)
Mark Graham
November 24, 2014
Tbilisi, Georgia

Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa‘ (at workshop Inclusion in the Network Society – Mapping Development Alternatives, Forging Research Agendas)
Mark Graham and Chris Foster
September 29 – October 1, 2014
Bangalore, India

Joint OII & RDB event – The Rough Guide to ICTs for Tourism
Mark Graham and Chris Foster
August 22, 2014
Lemigo Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

Joint OII & kLab event – Connectivity and growth in the Rwandan BPO sector
Mark Graham and Chris Foster
August 22, 2014
kLab, Kigali, Rwanda

Joint OII & kLab event – The Rwandan Agricultural Sector for ICT Developers
Mark Graham and Chris Foster
August 22, 2014
kLab, Kigali, Rwanda

Geographies of the Internet | Internet Geographies (public lecture at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Barcelona)
Mark Graham, Matthew Wilson, and Matthew Zook
July 11, 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labour (public lecture at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Barcelona)
Mark Graham
July 10, 2014
Barcelona, Spain