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Digital Politics in Millennial India

15-17 March 2018 The phenomenal expansion of Internet media in India in the last two decades has enabled new forms of political participation in the public domain, while also facilitating hitherto unimagined ways of consolidating domination and state power

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    Global Digital Media Cultures and Extreme Speech

    22 – 24 February 2018

    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.

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    Polymedia ruptures

    7 February 2018

    Sahana Udupa will present ideas on polymedia ruptures in Asia at the international workshop on Shaping Asia/s: Connectivities, Comparisons, Collaborations, jointly hosted by the University of Beilefeld and University of Heidelberg.

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    Rumour and sex: New podcast episode is out!

    January 10, 2018

    Come visit the Indian Sex Headquarters and spread some rumours with us with Episode 4 of Online Gods. This month we speak with Irfan Ahmad about rumour and Paromita Vohra about the Agents of Ishq. Listen here.

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    Enterprise Hindutva: Five Prototypes in Urban India

    November 29, 2017

    Morgenstierne Lecture at the University of Oslo by Sahana Udupa December 1 2017 The expansion of social media in India has marked a distinct debate culture among the middle classes, shaping a new milieu of ideological affiliations.

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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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    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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    ‘Everything Has Become Politics’

    June 20, 2017

    In a talk on June 12 at an oberseminar at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, Sahana Udupa presented ‘”Everything has become politics”: New media, millennial politics and the middle class in urban India’. As one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world, India is witnessing

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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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    Proposals Under Review for Project on Internet Memes

    June 18, 2017

    ONLINERPOL is commissioning a project on Internet memes and the politics of national belonging. Internet memes play a crucial role in shaping digitally mediated political discourses. They have elements of humor and wit, but also propaganda and influence. What messages and themes are they sending out? Who produces them? What narratives do they elicit? We

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Contact

For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL
LMU, Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich, Germany
ONLINERPOL@ethnologie.lmu.de