New October Episode of our Podcast Online Gods!

November 14, 2017

Our new Podcast Episode for October is out, in which Victoria Bernal talks about digital diaspora politics and Rishi Bagree about being a right wing twitter superstar. Check it out here.

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Democracy as Rumour: Talk by Irfan Ahmad

November 14, 2017

Rumor cannot be understood as a plebeian form of resistance because mainstream media work like rumor machines and serve the power elite, argued anthropologist Dr Irfan Ahmad, who is currently researching media and rumor in the Indian parliamentary elections of 2014. At the Oberseminar lecture hosted by For Digital Dignity Project ONILNERPOL at LMU this

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Cultural Impacts of Digital Media

October 19, 2017

A write up on the LMU website on ONLINERPOL project and the podcast series.

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Submit abstracts for the international symposium “Digital Politics in Millennial India”

August 21, 2017

Submit abstracts for the upcoming international symposium “Digital Politics in Millennial India” (15-17 March 2018) organized jointly by Project ONLINERPOL and IIITD Delhi. Deadline for abstracts 15 October 2017. Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, Germany. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi (IIIT-Delhi). Conveners: Sahana Udupa, Professor, LMU, Germany Aasim Khan, Asst. Professor, IIIT-Delhi

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Accepting Applications for PhD and Postdoc Positions

June 28, 2017

The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for one postdoctoral and two doctoral positions for ONLINERPOL, a five year research project (2017-22) on political cultures of new media in India and among the diaspora. The project is funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant

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Apply Now for the Global Digital Media Cultures and “Extreme Speech” Workshop

June 25, 2017

Recent political upheavals in Europe and the US have once again highlighted the paradoxical nature of contemporary digital communication. The celebratory discourse of digital technologies’ potential for openness and democracy is now eclipsed by the “dark side” of new media as a platform for promoting hate speech, fake news, terrorism, misogyny and intergroup conflict. Researchers

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Udupa and McDowell Publish Volume on Media as Politics in South Asia

June 23, 2017

Sahana Udupa and Steve McDowell’s edited volume Media as Politics in South Asia is now available from Routledge (London). This book is the first overview of media expansion and its political ramifications in South Asia during the years of economic reform since the 1990s. Routledge describes the book: “From the puzzling liberalization of media under military

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Udupa Named Co-Convener of Media Anthropology Network

June 20, 2017

Sahana Udupa has started as the co-convenor of Media Anthropology Network at the European Association for Social Anthropologists. The Media Anthropology Network aims to foster international discussion and collaboration around the anthropology of media. The network also hopes to contribute to the theoretical and empirical development of this anthropological subfield.

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