Social Listening

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Date(s) - 11/22/2017
9:30 am - 6:30 pm

British Academy


This showcase a conference hosted by the University of Reading explores how the contours of historical memory are being shaped in the digital era. Often providing the ‘first draft’ of history, social media provides an exciting and ever expanding database those engaged in the writing of recent history, tracking ongoing political debates or indeed predicting future trends.

Speakers from a range of disciplines will provide vital knowledge exchange and cross fertilization between different sectors conducting cutting edge research in the field of ‘social listening’. Fostering such interdisciplinary dialogue is central to developing new qualitative methodologies for interpreting the vast database created by social media.

Attendance to the conference is free, with lunch and afternoon tea included. The deadline for registration is Friday 3 November 2017 but spaces are very limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so we advise you to register as soon as possible by emailing Dr Dina Rezk ( and Dr Ruth Salter (

To learn more on the conference and how to attend please click HERE.

Dr Dina Rezk is a Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at University of Reading, authored of The Arab World and Western Intelligence: Analyzing the Middle East 1958-1981 and Co-Investigator on AHRC funded project, ‘Politics and Popular Culture in Egypt: Contested Narratives of the 25 January 2011 Revolution and its aftermath, which you can view HERE.

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