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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

How can online employee reviews help firms to innovate?

Digit Debates talk with Professor Nachiappan Subramanian.  Register.

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 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.

19 November 2019 to 22 November 2019

WSI Autumn Forum

Berlin, Germany

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

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.