I have been helping to organizing a conference in Florence this Friday and Saturday (May 10th and 11th) on the effects of Social Media on Political Participation. We’ve got a great lineup of papers (including the Monkey Cage’s own Henry Farrell). We’ve managed to secure funding to live-stream the conference (it will be available here), and anyone watching will be able to participate through the hashtag #SMaPP_LPD. We’re hoping to convince people that live-streaming is an important use of university resources, so if you are interested (or you know anyone who might be interested) please join us! Most of the papers are now available on the conference webpage.
Here is the conference schedule; please note all times are Central European Time: