The Skagen Conference: we meet again in 2016

We meet again on November 21.- 25. in beautiful Klitgaarden Refugium, Skagen, Denmark for the annual Skagen Conference. We invite PhD students or early professionals from diverse disciplines, who want to explore creative media practice as ethnographic research methodology, to join. 

The Skagen Conference 2016 will focus on how we might develop ‘transgressive methodology’ as a way to consider complexity of social contexts in the digital age. What research questions are more suited to globalized networks and cultures of flow? How might we consider the aim of intervention or social justice in research design? Participants will be prompted to explore their own data with reflexive and situated techniques to reveal different layers of meaning. Participants will also discuss alternative forms of research publication that still satisfy criteria for rigor and quality across many disciplines.

Read more about the the history of the Skagen Institute and the annual conference here.


Professor Annette Markham

Professor Annette Markham

Professor MSO, Information Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark

Annette spends a lot of her intellectual energy interrogating research methods for studying networked culture. She also researches how identity, relationships, and cultural formations are constructed in and influenced by digitally saturated socio-technical contexts.

Professor Dalida Maria Benfield

Professor Dalida Maria Benfield

Core Faculty & Artist-Teacher, Vermont College of Fine Arts, United States

Dalida produces video, installations, archives, artists’ books, workshops, and other pedagogical and communicative actions in her research-based artistic practice. Her research engages questions of gender and the geo-politics of knowledge in the work of contemporary digital media artists and activists.

To apply: 

  • Send your expression of interest to Elyzabeth Holford Use this email address for any questions, also.
  • Sliding Fee for workshop, lodging, and food: 4400 DKK for professionals; 3700 DKK for students.