Investigating the Syrian Uprising from YouTube
A seminar with Dr Cécile Boëx, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS).
Free admission and open to all.
Since 2011, the uprising and then the conflict in Syria generated hundreds of thousands of videos filmed by ordinary protestors, activists or fighters and uploaded on the Internet. How can these anonymous, fragmentary images and sounds become a source of knowledge for social sciences ? I will adress this question from the perspective of the role of videos on the emergence of an unprecedented culture of protest and martyrdom.
Cécile Boëx is a political scientist and a researcher at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). Among other topics, Boëx studies cultural production in authoritarian regimes and the use of video as a tool of protest in a Middle Eastern context.