5 October 2017 from 16:00 to 17:30

Launch research hub Datafied Society


On October 5th 2017 from 16.00-17.30, Dr Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Dr Karin van Es are launching the research hub Datafied Society and celebrating the paperback publication of their edited volume.

Research Hub Datafied Society

The aim of the research hub is to address societal challenges emerging from novel data practices in public governance and management, (public) media and public space and seizes opportunities for using data practices to foster citizenship, civic participation and creative production.


Cooperating with academic partners from different disciplines, and societal partners such as municipalities (e.g. City of Utrecht), state departments (e.g. Ministry for Economy) and partners from creative industries and civil society, this hub brings together a wide range of relevant stakeholders and expertise. Building on an expanding network of the Utrecht Data School, the hub will facilitate both a platform for setting up interdisciplinary research projects and a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation between academics of different fields and practitioners or stakeholders from the related societal sectors. It functions as a think tank on emerging socio-political issues related to datafication and is focused on knowledge transfer and societal impact (for more info see https://datafiedsociety.wp.hum.uu.nl/ and stay up to date via our Facebook page)


16.00   Welcome + Intro to Datafied Society Research Hub  Mirko Tobias Schäfer & Karin van Es (Utrecht Data School/ Assistant professor New Media & Digital Culture, Utrecht University)
16.20   Studying Datafication José van Dijck (President of KNAW/ Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University)

16.50   The Desire and Place of Visualization in Studying Datafication

Helen Kennedy (Professor of Digital Society, University of Sheffield)

17.10   Governing the Smart City

Albert Meijer (Professor of Public Innovation, Utrecht University)

17.30   Drinks  





Start date and time
5 October 2017 16:00
End date and time
5 October 2017 17:30