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Digital research in Southeast Asia

Funded by a grant from the Asian Studies Association of Australia

Dive in to digital media research in Southeast Asia with this one-day workshop designed to get you up to date with the ethical, practical and technical skills required to conduct research with digital media data.

When: 8.30am–5pm, 18 August 2017

Where: Cullen Room, Holme Building, Camperdown/Darlington Campus

With accelerating mobile phone use across Southeast Asia and almost 40 percent of the population online, researchers are increasingly engaging with digital media data to get the full picture of the social, political and economic landscape of the region. 

This research workshop will provide scholars and postgraduates with an interest in Southeast Asia an overview of the digital media landscape in the region, and provide them with the ethical, practical and technical skills required to conduct research within this dynamic space.

The first session will focus on the ethics and practice of digital media research, highlighting some of the many methodological approaches and tools available to scholars researching in this field. The second session will feature presentations by those actively engaged in digital media research in Southeast Asia. In the final session participants will work in small groups to develop and present a short pitch for an interdisciplinary research project related to Southeast Asia using digital research tools.







Welcome and overview

  • Dr Thushara Dibley


The ethics of digital media research

What are the ethical implications of collecting data using digital media? 

  • Dr Jonathon Hutchinson
  • Dr Quinn Grundy



Digital media research techniques

Learn about useful technical tools and skills you can use to access digital data for your research.

  • Professor Heather Horst
  • Dr Ying Zhou
  • Dr Chao Sun
  • Mr Daniel Stow


Morning Tea


Digital media in Southeast Asia

How are people in Southeast Asia using digital media? What are the opportunities and limitations associated with digital media research in this region?

  • Dr Aim Sinpeng
  • Ms Dang Nguyen
  • Mr Cokorda Rai Adi Pramartha




Developing a digital media research project

Develop a short pitch for an interdisciplinary research project about Southeast Asia, drawing on data from or about digital media.



Afternoon tea



Present your pitches to a panel and receive feedback from experts.



Program close

  • Dr Thushara Dibley

SSEAC travel grants are now closed as the limit has been reached.


Applications for this workshop are now closed.