Social Media and Well-Being: A multi-disciplinary dialogue
The study of social media and well-being is complex and depends on different cultural, contextual, sociological, methodological, and practical factors. Scholars from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds interested in the complex nature of social media use and well-being call for more consensus on what and how to study in the context of social media and well-being. Building upon a previous workshop on “Social media use and well-being” hosted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in April 2022 at the Harvard Faculty Club (Cambridge, MA, U.S.), this 3-day workshop entitled “Social Media and Well-Being: A multi-disciplinary dialogue” aims to continue the conversation in the European context. The workshop is jointly organized by USI Università della Svizzera italiana, the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. It will be hosted from 26th to 28th June 2023 by USI Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland), which will provide the space and technical assistance. The workshop will take place in person and involve 30 to 35 active participants, ranging from early career researchers to full professors and policymakers, of which 15 will be supported by the SNSF Scientific Exchanges grant. We already received a confirmation from all participants that they are interested and willing to come. The contributions of the main speakers will be video recorded and made available online afterward on the university website. Among others, an outcome of the workshop will be a collaborative paper published in an open-access journal. The IBSA Foundation for scientific research based in Lugano will co-sponsored the event by covering catering costs for all three days.