Programme for the inaugural seminar for the research cluster:

Celebrities as New Global Actors.

June 12-13th 2013, Roskilde University, Denmark.

 

Wednesday June 12, 2013:

09.00: Coffee – Meet&Greet

09.30: Welcome & Presentation Round

10.00: Opening Keynote by Professor Anne Jerslev, Copenhagen University (DK); The celebrity as goodwill ambassador – how does that work?

Chair: Lisa Ann Richey, Roskilde University

11.15: Coffee

11.30: Workshop Session:

Nathan Farrell, Bournemouth University (UK); The Market for Celebrity Endorsement and the Advocacy of Controversial Causes

Alex Budabin, University of Dayton (USA); Celebrities, Conflict and the Congo: The Amplification of African Causes

Chair: Lene Bull Christiansen, Roskilde University

12.45: Lunch

13.30: Workshop Session:

Louise Mubanda, Roskilde University (DK); This Used to be My Playground: Madonna’s “failed” orphan projects and popular conspiracy theories in Malawi

Koen Panis, Universiteit Antwepen (NL); Celebrities’ societal engagement: What’s in a name?

Chair: Johanna Hood, Australian National University

15.00: Coffee

15.15: Workshop Session:

Hilde Van den Bulck, Universiteit Antwepen (NL); Female Celebrity Philanthropists and the White Woman’s Burden.

Lene Bull Christiansen, Roskilde University (DK); Africa is a National Cause: Celebrity Activism and National Pride in Denmark’s Annual Aid-Telethon

Annika Bergman-Rosamond, Lund University (SWE); Celebrity Contestations of Sovereign Space – George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project

Chair: Alexandra Budabin, University of Dayton

 

Thursday June 13, 2013

09.00: Keynote by Professor Lisa Ann Richey, Roskilde University (DK); Democratization and Celebritization

Chair: Louise Mubanda, Roskilde University

10.15: Coffee

10.30: PhD Workshop Session:

Danai Mutposa, University of Witwatersrand (ZA); Bling Bling Black Diamonds: Spectacular Weddings and the Question of “A Better Life For All”

Mie Vestergaard, Roskilde University (DK); A historical perspective on humanitarian space and victim representations in conflicts in Africa

Chair: Lene Bull Christiansen, Roskilde University

12.00: Lunch

12.45: Workshop Session:

Johanna Hood, Australian National University (AUS); Breaking the mold and hiding the state: China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan’s remaking of celebrity with ‘Chinese Characteristics’

Mette Fog Olwig, Roskilde University (DK); Performing Development: A (Proposed) Collaborative Event Ethnography

Chair: Louise Mubanda, Roskilde University

14.15: Coffee

14.30: Workshop session:

Mike Goodman, King’s College London (UK); Assessing the a/effects of celebrity mediations: Exploring audience responses to anti-poverty campaigns in the UK

Tobias Denskus, Malmö University (SWE); Can social media eradicate poverty? Critical insights from blogs, Twitter & digital solutionism

Chair: Lisa Ann Richey, Roskilde University

16.00: Closing session

Stefano Ponte, Copenhagen Business School (DK); Where do we go from here?

Chair: Lisa Ann Richey, Roskilde University

17.00: See you soon!

3 thoughts on “Programme

  1. The programme looks excellent! Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing all these wonderful talks. Will Bono be there? If not, Ill be sure to ring him after as well as Bradgelina and give them a comprehensive report from the workshop.

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