Between September 11 and 15, the first Summer School for postgraduate students on "Political Economies of the Media" was held at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik. The event was organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana and the Institute for Development and International Relations from Zagreb. The course was co-organized by Assistant Professor Dr. Jernej Amon Prodnik and Research Associate Dr. Sašo Slaček Brlek from the Social Communication Research Centre.
The goal of the summer school was to examine traditional and contemporary approaches to media research from the perspective of critical political economy. Participants examined how capital and states control, regulate, and shape the media in societies characterized by structural social inequalities.
Twelve postgraduate students from the USA, Canada, the UK, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia and Greece were part of the summer school. They attended the invited lectures by Christian Fuchs from the University of Paderborn, Germany, on Humanity, Alienation and (In)Justice in the Digital Age, and Kylie Jarret from the University of Maynooth, Ireland, on Understanding Workers in the Platform Economy: The Case of the Etsy Strike.
Programme leaders Thomas Allmer from the University of Paderborn, Paška Bilić and Jake Primorac from the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb, Toni Prug from the University of Rijeka, Benjamin Birkinbine from the University of Nevada, and Jernej Amon Prodnik and Sášo Slaček Brlek were also guest lecturers of the school.
Students had the chance to present their PhD projects and receive guidance from invited lecturers and school directors, but above all this summer school was an opportunity for in-depth discussions, exchange of ideas and dialogue, which are the essence of an academic community.
Find more information about this Summer school on the link.
Back to list of notificationsPublished: 05. October 2023 | Category: Poletna šola