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Surveillance in the 21st Century: from the mundane to the spectacular

  • Date 14 Jun 2019
  • Time 9:30 to 18:00
  • Category Seminar

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Day Event

Venue: George Elliot, Rooms 1 and 3

Organised by PhD student Amalina Zakariah (School of Management) and Courtney Hagen Ford (School of Law), and sponsored by the British Sociological Association and the Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre (DOS), this interdisciplinary event offers a mix of traditional expert lectures and themed roundtable discussions on the issues of control and coercion, harmony and discordance, power and resistance raised by the widespread use of surveillance technologies in 21st Century society. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Deborah Lupton, Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Royal Holloway University of London

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Peter Fussey, University of Essex
  • Professor Mike Nellis, University of Strathclyde


  9:30 - 10:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee/Tea

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome address

10:15 - 11:00

Keynote Session 1: Professor Deborah Lupton - More-than-human surveillance worlds

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:30

Roundtable Session 1: Theoretical approaches to surveillance

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch and posters viewing

13:30 - 14:15

Keynote session 2: Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp

14:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:45

Roundtable Session 2: Methodological approaches to surveillance

15:45 - 16:00

Tea/coffee break

16:00 - 17:00

Panel session: Surveillance in new contexts

17:00 - 17:10

Closing remarks

17:10 - 18:00

Drinks reception


We welcome postgraduate research students who feel that their research fits within surveillance studies to apply by sending in a short biographical note of no more than 300 words that covers the following components:

  • Research background
  • Methodology
  • About the researcher

Participants are also invited to bring with them a poster describing their work to be a part of an informal lunchtime presentation.

Please register as soon as possible. The closing date is 10 June 2019*.

*This date is subject to change, register early to avoid disappointment, places are limited.

To register click here.


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