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16 February 2024

Algorithmic Trust and Regulation: Governance, Ethics, and Social Impact Blueprint for Indonesia’s Central Banking

Arif Perdana, Saru Arifin and Novi Quadrianto present findings from their study ‘Algorithmic Trust and Regulation: Governance, Ethics, and Social Impact Blueprint for Indonesia’s Central Banking’ at the University of Sussex Business School.

7 December 2023

What has been happening to labour laws around the world?

Professor Simon Deakin and colleagues present some of the trends and patterns revealed by the updated CBR Labour Regulation Index.

29 November 2023

Counter-hegemonic Neoliberalism? Making sense of EU platform regulation

Philipp Staab explores EU platform regulation and how it relates to the historical trajectory of the platform economy and established path dependencies within the EU.

22 November 2023

How cultural workers address racism and work in the digital age

Francesca Sobande explores how cultural workers address racism and work in the digital age.

15 November 2023

Making AI work for Britain

Jake Wall discusses insights from techUK’s new report ‘Making AI work for Britain’, which explores the impact of AI on jobs, work and the workforce.

12 July 2023

Digitalization and the future of the welfare state

How will digitalization transform not only social risks in health, education and the labour market—but also the means by which these risks are addressed?

21 June 2023

From algorithmic fairness to algorithmic robustness and back

Novi Quadrianto presents new research on developing machine learning models that are both algorithmically robust and fair.

7 June 2023

The political consequences of digital futures at work

Bruno Palier and Zhen Im present findings from their work exploring the political consequences of the digital transformation of work.

8 March 2023

Women in Tech

Professor Heather Haveman discusses recent findings from her research on work-life balance and gender inequality in the tech sector.

23 November 2022

Working from home after COVID-19

Pawel Adrjan asks how increasing and declining pandemic severity has influenced advertised telework from 2019 to today?

16 November 2022

Shaping the Future of Work: An Activist Research Agenda

Professor Thomas Kochan asks how researchers can take an activist role in studying how to best design and use technology for the common good.

9 November 2022

Restarting the future: how to fix the intangible economy

Jonathan Haskel discusses how the vital institutions that underpin our economy remain geared to an outmoded way of doing business and presents new ideas to help us catch up with the intangible revolution.

2 November 2022

Digital Levelling Up in Sussex

Dr Becky Faith asks who is being left behind by the digital transformation and how can we imagine a more inclusive digital future for Sussex? 

12 October 2022

Can we talk about strategic Human Resource Management in the gig economy?

Professor Fang Lee Cooke provides an overview of research on digitally enabled gig employment and the implications for human resource management research and practice.

15 June 2022

Skills for the Planetary Labour Market – Indian Workers in the Platform Economy

How can governmental, private and third-sector skills training approaches be adapted to meet the needs of Indian cloudworkers?

8 June 2022

Automating job interviews: Experiences and implications for job seekers

How do asynchronous video interviews affect the behaviour of young job seekers during interviews, and their post-interview perceptions of self and work?

25 May 2022

The covid pandemic and the resurgence of the shorter working week

Early reflections on ongoing research investigating the rapidly-growing number of employer-led experiments with the ‘4 Day Week’, following the Covid pandemic.

18 May 2022

Authoritarianism, oligarchy, localism or democracy? Alternative Futures for the Digital Transformation

How can four scenarios for the future trajectory of the digital transformation help us trace and understand the future trajectory of the digital transformation?

4 May 2022

The Metric Society: On the Quantification of the Social

How the ubiquitous language of ranking and scoring has changed profoundly our perception of value and status.

30 March 2022

How fixing the digital divide will help the country level up

What do you need to cross the divide as an individual and what would a digitally included nation really deliver us?

16 March 2022

Is AI taking our jobs? Lessons from a survey of UK business leaders

What can a survey of UK business leaders tell us about the impact of AI on jobs?

9 March 2022

Threat or opportunity? (Social) media perspectives on AI and the future of work

What can online discussions about AI and the future of work tell us about how the impacts and possible futures are understood?

23 February 2022

Can HR adapt to artificial intelligence?

How can the HR profession shape the future to put fairness and ethics at the heart of AI development and use?

24 November 2021

Digit Debates: Do workers need a legal right to disconnect?

Our Digit Debates Right to Disconnect panel, comprised of experts from law, academia, trade unionism and journalism, discuss whether workers should have the right to disconnect.

17 November 2021

Digit Debates: Connectivity – OECD perspectives and policies to expand network coverage and quality

In this Digit Debate, Verena Weber, Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Policy Unit at the OECD, discusses current state of communications infrastructures and the policies that can help expand network coverage and quality.  

10 November 2021

Digit Debates: Mind the gap: Digital platforms and the future of social and employment protections

Digit’s Steve Rolf and Marc Meryon from Eversheds Sutherland present their Digit Debate on digital platforms and the future of social employment protections

3 November 2021

Digit Debates: Diversity and Digital Exclusion: developing an inclusive agenda for digital futures at work

techUK’s Nimmi Patel presents her Digit Debate on developing an inclusive agenda for digital futures at work.

20 October 2021

Digit Debates: The Gender Wage Gap in an Online Labour Market: The Cost of Interruptions

Professor Abi Adams-Prassl presents her Digit Debate on the gender wage gap in an online labour market.

14 September 2021 to 16 September 2021

Digit Summer School 2021

The theme for Digit’s 2021 Summer School is digital transformations and Global Value Chains.

25 August 2021 to 27 August 2021

Work, Employment and Society Conference 2021

A number of Digit researchers will be presenting papers at the Work, Employment and Society Conference.

16 June 2021

Digit Debates: How does labour market digitalization affect social mobility?

Professor Vili Lehdonvirta discusses research examining whether labour market digitalization could be decoupling inherited occupation from job quality.

9 June 2021

Digit Debates: Pandemic, Performance and the Pace of Work

Professor Abigail Marks discusses findings from her Working@Home research project following the experiences of 80 ‘new’ homeworkers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

26 May 2021

Digit Debates: Live from the farm: How Chinese video apps are changing the global development landscape

Professor Xiaolan Fu explores how Thai durian growers and Rwandan coffee sellers are becoming microcelebrities in China and elsewhere using short form video apps.

19 May 2021

Digit Debates: Automation and the End of Work?

Dr Aaron Benanav considers the relationship between automation and demand for labour.

12 May 2021

Digit Debates: Platform firms and the restructuring of work

Professor Anke Hassel discusses how platform firms are contributing to the restructuring of work.

5 May 2021

Digit Debates: Technology & Transformations in US Retail

Professor Chris Tilly and Professor Chris Benner consider the broader workplace implications of the growth of e-commerce, particularly the recent grocery and meal e-commerce surge.

17 March 2021

Digit Debates: Algorithmic workplace surveillance

Aida Ponce Del Castillo discusses Algorithmic workplace surveillance.

10 March 2021

Digit Debates: What to do? Almost everything about us, is happening without us

Dee Masters and Robin Allen QC discuss their recent work mapping the way current equality and employment laws apply to the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the workplace.

3 March 2021

Digit Debates: Protecting workers in the digital age

Janine Berg argues that debates on the future of work have focused far too much attention on possible job losses, ignoring the deterioration in job quality experienced by many of the world’s workers.

24 February 2021

Digit Debates: The geo-politics of artificial intelligence

Alexandra Mousavizadeh discusses Tortoise’s Global AI Index, the first index to benchmark nations on their level of investment, innovation and implementation of artificial intelligence.

10 February 2021

Digit Debates: Why the world needs to worry about the ethics of AI

Simon Greenman discusses the risks and challenges of AI and argues that it can only live up to its potential benefits if people can trust in its use.

3 February 2021

Digit Debates: Decoding employment status

Simon Deakin discusses the classification of work relations.

25 January 2021 to 28 January 2021

10th Marie Jahoda Winter School of Sociology: “Research and Activism” – online event

The Marie Jahoda Winter School 2021 “Research and Activism” will address the interrelationship between both scientific and political activism in the 21st century and under the conditions of the digital age.

9 December 2020

Digit Debates: How can online employee reviews help firms to innovate?

Nachiappan Subramanian discusses how online employee reviews can help firms innovate as part of the Digit Debates series.

2 December 2020

Digit Debates: Perspectives on the future in the sociology of work

Professor Duncan Gallie considers what we can learn from past predictions about the future of work.

25 November 2020

Digit Debates: A typlology of crowdwork platforms

Professor Debra Howcroft provides a timely review and classification of crowdwork.

18 November 2020

Digit Debates: What do platforms do? Beyond the pro-con debate on gig labour

Professor Juliet Schor discusses new research on platforms in the post-covid period to ask—what do platforms do? 

13 November 2020

Young people and employment in a digital age

Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020.

11 November 2020

Digit Debates: The digital lives of black women in Britain: Between creativity, community and commodification

Dr Francesca Sobande explores the tensions between digital culture’s communal, counter-cultural, and commercial qualities, focusing on how these matters are shaped by intersecting anti-blackness, sexism, and other forms of entangled oppression. 

9 November 2020

Digital Brighton & Hove Employment Project: exploring connections and exclusion in employment and jobseeking

Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020.

7 November 2020 to 15 November 2020

ESRC Festival of Social Science

The 2020 Festival of Social Science (FoSS 2020) will be a digital-first event, to be held from 07-15 November 2020.

4 November 2020

Digit Debates: Is music streaming bad for musicians? Problems of evidence and argument

Professor David Hesmondhalgh considers the claim that that music streaming has made it harder than before for musicians to make a living from music.

8 October 2020 to 13 October 2020

Civil Service Mental Health Conference

Digit’s Dr Emma Russell has been asked to present a session on the ‘always-on’ culture at the Civil Service Mental Health Conference (open to all 445,000 civil servants).

30 July 2020

A Brave New World: The Future of Work – a Sussex Alumni event

Professor Jackie O’Reilly will be speaking at a Sussex Alumni event.

18 July 2020 to 20 July 2020

SASE Conference 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

More details on SASE website.

8 July 2020 to 10 July 2020

2020 ISS (International Schumpeter Society) Conference

Rome, Italy

The biennial conference of the International Schumpeter Society will be held in 2020 in Rome, Italy and hosted in the campus of LUISS University for three days, July 8-10, 2020. The Schumpeter Prize dinner will be held on July 9th.

2 July 2020

Sam Roscoe on the panel for a session by Delaware Consulting Group about Supply Chain Resilience during Covid 19

Sam Roscoe has been invited to appear on a panel at the Delaware Supply Chain Support Forum, Episode #3

23 April 2020

Sam Roscoe from Digit has been invited to give evidence to the International Trade Select Committee

22 April 2020

Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change seminar

New Technologies at Work: Situated Knowledge, Collaboration and Voice

1 April 2020 to 3 April 2020

CANCELLED – Journal of Management Studies Conference 2020

Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Future of Work: conference sponsored by Journal of Management Studies & Society for Advancement of Management Studies.

30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020

Eu-SPRI Early Career Research and PhD Training School

Falmer, United Kingdom

Call for applications: EU SPRI Spring School 2020

Transformative Innovation for Sustainability and Post-industrial Industrial Policy


5 February 2020

Prof Jackie O’Reilly gives lecture on ‘International comparisons of work in the digital age’

Bristol, United Kingdom

Public lecture organised by Digital Societies, The Digital Futures Research Group, University of Bristol

30 January 2020

Digit launch meeting

London, United Kingdom

Details to follow.

16 January 2020 to 17 January 2020

Disrupting technology: contextualising continuity and change in technology, work and employment

Leeds, United Kingdom

Two-day conference hosted by the Centre for Employment Relations Innovation and Change (CERIC).

27 November 2019

Working Identities report launch

London, United Kingdom

Working Identities offers a unique, cross-sector insight into the changing world of work and its wide-ranging impacts on individuals and wider society.

It presents a series of practical, policy-focused recommendations for promoting progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

The launch will begin with reflections from Dr Selenko, followed by a short panel discussion to highlight and respond to its key themes and recommendations.

Guest panellists are:

  • Kate Bell – Head of Rights, International, Social and Economics, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Jacqueline O’Reilly – Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management, University of Sussex
  • Mark Littlewood – Director General, Institute of Economic Affairs

Full details on the Cumberland Lodge website

19 November 2019 to 22 November 2019

WSI Autumn Forum

Berlin, Germany

Full details in WSI Herbstforum 2019 Programm (PDF, in German).

19 November 2019 to 20 November 2019

Digit’s Professor Jackie O’Reilly presents at the WSI Herbstforum 2019

Berlin, Germany

This week Prof Jackie O’Reilly presented at the WSI Herbstforum 2019 which is organised by the Hans Böckler Foundation.

2 November 2019 to 9 November 2019

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Various loctions, United Kingdom

450 events across the UK.

23 October 2019

Nesta conference: ‘Working Better’

London, United Kingdom

Using data and design to create an inclusive, future-oriented system for jobs and skills.