European Ph.D on Social Representations and Communication
Open Distance Learning

The European/International Joint PhD in Social Representations and Communication International Lab Meetings (http://www.europhd.eu/IntLabMeetings), successor to the decade of International Summer Schools, provides an important opportunity for young researchers to obtain advanced academic and technical skills needed to conduct state-of-the-art research. Three events are organised each year around the theme of Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society and focus on advanced practical training for the participants. The first two events each year integrate virtual and face-to-face sessions, aimed at training doctoral students in meta-theoretical analysis of the literature. The following one is face-to-face intensive training courses requiring the physical mobility of participants and open to long-term dissemination via web. These events share common objectives and have a didactic structure with multiple training opportunities for critical analysis of the link between multi-media communication systems and social representations. The methods, techniques, software packages and related method theory guiding applications in research design, will provide the unifying theme for each event of the proposed advanced courses. The topics developed in the participants' research projects presented and discussed during the workshops will provide a variety of societal issues mediated and constructed via traditional and new media.

The program's originality is in its training methods, combining face-to-face interactions in a variety of training situations (workshops, lectures, presentations) with mediated virtual interaction (internet forum discussions, web videoconferencing, streaming videos), enabling us to guarantee long-term dissemination of scientific events. Scientific activities include key lectures, workshops, participant presentations, methodological training, evaluation sessions, final juries for dissertations and post event evaluations via online questionnaires. Their didactic structure provides multiple training opportunities for the critical analysis of the link between multi-media communication systems and social representations and is inspired by a strong multidisciplinary approach. Topics and Research areas are clearly relevant to EU policy and include the information society and science popularisation, new socialization and communication strategies, social psychology research based knowledge applied for politics, health, the environment, social minorities, gender, etc. The methods, techniques, software packages and related method theory guiding applications in research design provide a unifying theme for the proposed advanced course. Key lectures expand the summer school's horizon to other communication fields such as semiotics, linguistics, sociology, mass communications, media studies, etc.

The events are held at the European/International Joint PhD in S.R. & C.'s Research Centre and Multimedia Lab located at the coordinating University of Rome "Sapienza", a fully equipped high-tech centre that that guarantees technical support for training and management activities, including realtime interactive exchanges with a vast network of other similarly equipped research centres both in and outside Europe. Its web-based system, which includes dedicated video-chats, forum discussions and multipoint videoconferences via web-auditorium, is highly flexible and easily adapted to provide support for the Lab Meetings' training needs. The use of these ICT tools and services will support the events' preparation and follow-up, thereby contributing to the creation of a sustainable learning community in the concerned subject area.

List of International Lab Meetings

28th International Lab Meeting - 21st International Summer School

Mapping the impact and dissemination of the social representation theory across different geo-cultural contexts around the world: from Europe towards other continents

(Rome - Italy, 18th - 25th July 2015)

27th International Lab Meeting

The "Anthropological", "Narrative", "Dialogical" and "Subjective" paradigmatic approaches to Social Representations

(Rome - Italy, 26th - 29th April 2015)

26th International Lab Meeting

Training in the meta-theoretical analysis of the specialised literature on Social Representations and Communication

(Rome - Italy, 25th - 28th January 2015)

25th International Lab Meeting - 20th International Summer School

Genesis, development and actuality of the Social Representation theory in more than fifty years (1961-2011 and beyond): the main paradigms and the "modelling approach"

(Rome - Italy, 13th - 19th July 2014)

24th International Lab Meeting

Environment facing societal challenges

(Rome - Italy, 12th May 2014)

23rd International Lab Meeting

Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Social Representations Literature (writing skills and publishing strategies)

(Rome - Italy, 14th - 15th January 2014)

22nd International Lab Meeting - 19th International Summer School

Intensive Training Sessions 2013 & Other Activities

(Rome - Italy, 1st - 5th October 2013)

21st International Lab Meeting

Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Social Representations Literature & Advanced Training in Complementary Transferable Skills (writing skills and publishing strategies)

(Rome - Italy, 14th - 15th January 2013)

20th International Lab Meeting - 18th International Summer School

Social Representations, Economics and Finance

(Rome - Italy, 8th - 19th July 2012)

19th International Lab Meeting

The Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Social Representations Literature and Advanced Training in Complementary Transferable Skills (Publishing Strategies)

(Rome - Italy, 8th - 9th February 2012)

18th International Lab Meeting - 17th International Summer School

Social Representations of Urban Places and Environment: Images, Memory and Identity

(Rome - Italy, 8th - 20th July 2011)

17th International Lab Meeting

The Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Social Representations Literature and Advanced Training in Complementary Transferable Skills (Publishing Strategies)

(Rome - Italy, 13th - 14th January 2011)

16th International Lab Meeting - 16th International Summer School

Social Representations and Sciences

(Rome - Italy, 16th - 27th July 2010)

15th International Lab Meeting

The Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Social Representations Literature

(Rome - Italy, 27th - 29th January 2010)

14th International Lab Meeting - 15th International Summer School

Cultural and cross-cultural approaches to social representations: The implications of the globalised/localised cultural scenarios

(Rome - Italy, 23rd - 30th August 2009)

13th International Lab Meeting

The Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Social Representations Literature

(Rome - Italy, 28th - 30th January 2009)

12th International Lab Meeting - 14th International Summer School

Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society - Social Representations, Collective Memory and Socially Shared Emotions: narrative and experimental approaches

(Rome - Italy, 26th July - 3rd August 2008)

11th International Lab Meeting

Identity and Social Representations: Cultural and Mythical Dimensions

(Rome - Italy, 26th April - 4th May 2008)

10th International Lab Meeting

Developing Meta-Theoretical Approach to Social Representations Literature: the contribution of Italian Scholars belonging to the International So.Re.Com THEmatic NETwork

(Rome - Italy, 26th January - 3rd February 2008)

9th International Lab Meeting - 13th International Summer School

Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society - Structural Approach to Social Representations

(Rome - Italy, 7th - 15th July 2007)

8th International Lab Meeting

Experimental Designs in Investigating Social Representations and Influence Processes

(Rome - Italy, 28th April - 6th May 2007)

7th International Lab Meeting

Anthropological Approach to Social Representations and Qualitative Methods

(Rome - Italy, 20th - 28th January 2007)

6th International Lab Meeting - 12th International Summer School

Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society - Applying Dialogical Approaches and Conversational Analysis via Focus Groups to Research on Social Representations

(Rome - Italy, 28th August - 6th September 2006)

5th International Lab Meeting

Modelling and Positioning Approach in Research on Social Representations

(Rome - Italy, 29th April - 7th May 2006)

4th International Lab Meeting

Virtual Group Training and Individual Supervision Relating to the Distant Cooperative Research Program aimed at the Meta-Theoretical Analysis of the Comprehensive Literature on Social Representations and Communication

(Rome - Italy, 21st - 29th January 2006)

3rd International Lab Meeting - 11th International Summer School

Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society - Applying the Facet Theory and Statistical Analysis via HUDAP software to Research on Social Representations: Computer Mediated Training Sessions, both Theoretical and Methodological

(Rome - Italy, 2nd - 10th July 2005)

2nd International Lab Meeting

Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society

(Rome - Italy, 29th April - 8th May 2005)

1st International Lab Meeting

Social Representations in Action and Construction in Media and Society

(Rome - Italy, 22th - 30th January 2005)

 

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(1993-2005) - prof. Annamaria de Rosa,
Scientific Co-ordinator of the European Doctorate on social Representations and Communication