It influences everything from elections to our mental health – how social media is changing society has become one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. This is also an area of academic study that is starting to produce an increasing body of research. So, Conversation editors around the global network decided to dedicate an ongoing series to this era-defining subject.

We’ve already produced a range of articles, which you can browse here. And tomorrow (Tuesday) night in London, we are co-hosting an event with the Campaign for Social Science and SAGE Publishing, as part of the series.

Leading the discussion will be Carl Miller, Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos and a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. He’s a fantastic speaker, and there will be opportunities to ask questions of him and other guests, including a number of Conversation staff. If you are in or near London, and wish to join us for this evening of discussion and refreshments, register here.

And speaking of the UK, you may have heard the country will have another prime minister this week. Keep an eye on this page for all The Conversation’s latest independent explanation and analysis from the country as the political drama unfolds.

Have a great week.

Stephen Khan

Executive Editor, The Conversation International

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Instead of displaying myths, Samburu rock art reveals real-life stories and is made as a leisure activity.