The Mobile Telephony in the Developing World Conference will take place 24-25 May 2013 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
“We welcome innovative scientific and policy-oriented papers which draw from empirical research in the humanities and social sciences on the use of mobile phones in everyday life. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the use of mobile phones in relation to following themes: gender, health, m-banking, livelihoods, politics, economics, education, social relations and culture. How does mobile telephony bear upon gender relationships, economy, social relations and politics? What kind of innovative practices is mobile telephony offering to combat poverty and health problems? Have mobile phones offered new possibilities for economic activities and political participation? How has mobile communication affected social relationships and networks in developing countries? How has it addressed inequalities?”
For more information see conference website. Deadline for abstracts and panel proposals: 30 November 2012.