Call for Papers, Platform Governance Research Network, First Annual Conference
The Law and Technology Centre, The University of Hong Kong, is delighted to invite you to the First Annual Conference of a Platform Governance Research Network, to take place on 24-26 March 2021.
Abstracts for the Research Track (250-500 words) will be accepted until 22 February (Monday).
Links to the full Call for Participation can be consulted below.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
This call is an open invite to researchers and institutions (especially those outside of North America and Europe) to join our efforts in building a new research network that aims to coalesce a global conversation about platform governance, while highlighting underrepresented groups and disciplines. For the first two days of the conference, we welcome abstracts of 250-500 words for papers that use different theoretical or empirical methods to answer research questions related to the regulation and governance of all sorts of different platforms.
On the final day of the conference, we will discuss how best to structure and grow a platform governance research network that promotes global inclusion and diversity. Digital and human rights organizations have long conducted research and advocacy; yet those conversations too often occur in spaces siloed from scholarly discussions. How could a new research network explicitly seek to remedy these issues? What are the possibilities of a stronger connection between scholarship and civil society (re: research and advocacy) on platform governance?