Upcoming Events

15

Mar-18

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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Past Events

14

Feb 18

“Nobody comes with an empty head”: Enterprise Hindutva and social media in urban India

In an invited talk, Sahana Udupa will discuss enterprise Hindutva and social media in urban India at the Center of...
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7

Feb 18

Polymedia ruptures

Sahana Udupa will present ideas on polymedia ruptures in Asia at the international workshop on Shaping Asia/s: Connectivities, Comparisons, Collaborations,...
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5

Feb 18

A global parivar? Transnational Hindutva and the Indian diaspora

Edward Anderson, University of Cambridge, will give a talk on the Indian diaspora in the UK and transnational Hindutva, at...
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14

Dec 17

Public Talk: Giovanni da Col on “Stranger-density and the construction of hospitality in Tibetan borderlands”

Imagine what anthropology might look like today if Marcel Mauss had chosen hospitality rather than the gift as the subject of his famous essay, in which he identified the three obligations to give, receive and return as constitutive of the gift relationship.
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1

Dec 17

Enterprise Hindutva: Five Prototypes in Urban India

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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20

Nov 17

The politics of disconnectedness: Net neutrality and universal access Talk by Nishant Shah

We have entered a new era of the divisible data subject, requiring us to rethink outdated concepts of the self, argued Nishant Shah, dean of Research at the ArtEZ Univesity, the Netherlands, at the LMU Oberseminar lecture hosted by For Digital Dignity Project ONLINERPOL
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14

Nov 17

Democracy as Rumour: Talk by Irfan Ahmad

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
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12

Jun 17

‘Everything Has Become Politics’

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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17

Apr 17

Debating Social Media and Middle Class Politics in India at Georgetown University Qatar

Sahana Udupa spoke at Georgetown University Qatar on “Debating the Nation: Social Media and Middle Class Politics in India” on April 17. From Facebook to Twitter and myriad other platforms, the expanding social media have led to a vibrant debate culture among the middle class in India, sparking hopes of
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21

Mar 17

Udupa Gives Several Presentations on Indian Nationalism and Online Debate Cultures in March

In March, Sahana Udupa gave several talks about online debate cultures in India. On 21 March, Udupa gave an invited talk entitled ‘Imagining the Nation on Social Media: Facts, Play and Politics’ at the Annual Anthropology Research Seminar, University of Bern, Switzerland. Examining the rise of online debate cultures in
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Contact

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