Examine Europe Workshop 2: Sports and Digital Media.

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Join us for an interactive workshop exploring the crisis of European identity through the theme of Sports and Digital Media.

Sport annually engages millions of diverse people across Europe, as participants and spectators in a variety of competitive, educational, recreational and, increasingly, health-related contexts. Alongside this digital media has made sports more accessible than ever.

As digital media continues to infiltrate our lives, sporting practices and representations contribute ever more significantly to the social construction of cultural identities. In its various forms, the interplay of sports and digital media offers a unique opportunity to encourage an appreciation among citizens of their shared cultural heritage and common values at the heart of European identity.

How can we better comprehend this process and employ sport and digital media in to inform our appreciation of shared European cultural heritage and identity?

Workshop 2 will facilitate an interdisciplinary examination of the interconnection of sport and digital media and their roles in constructions of European cultural identity, bringing together researchers in film and digital media studies, sport and leisure studies, psychology, physiology, and medicine to do so.

About the Project:

Can culture, and Europe’s shared cultural heritage, provide a means of addressing the crisis of European identity? The current European crisis has often been framed in media commentary in economic terms or with regard to the challenges migration presents. However, the growing popularity of political groups across Europe that are critical of the European Union (and the current Brexit process) reflects a crisis in European identity. Many Europeans are unable to identify with European institutions and indeed with what it means to be European today.

This project engages directly with this issue. Three workshops will consider key concepts of Europe’s shared cultural heritage and identity. These strands will be used as a prism through which the participants will explore European cultural identity, its construction and current crisis. Such major societal challenges cannot be addressed through one disciplinary approach; therefore we invite researchers and practitioners from the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences (AHSS) and STEM areas to examine the topic of European cultural identity with a long-lens perspective.

Workshop 1: Took place on Thursday 8th August, TCD: Landscapes and Townscapes.

Workshop 2: Friday 27th September 2019, National University Ireland, Galway: Sports and Digital Media

Workshop 3: TBC, Queen’s University Belfast: Education and Curriculum design.

Keep up-to-date will our other workshops and themes by following us on Twitter @Examine_Europe #ExamineEurope #LoveIrishResearch

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