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19

Oct-19

Social Media Ethics and Global Media Ethics

19 Oct 2019 Kramer examines the online communication of the reformist Islamic organization Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and argues that their online-ethics

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11

Oct-19

The Digital Turn in Media Anthropology

11 Oct 2019 European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Media Anthropology Network and Project ONLINERPOL have co-organized a one-day international workshop at LMU Munich to critically explore

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02

Oct-19

Online ethics and the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

2 Oct 2019 Kramer will discuss the media-ethics of online communication of the Indian reformist Islamic organization Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.

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01

Jul-19

Research Methods and Ethics Workshop at Cambridge

13 July 2019 Under the Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership Program, ONLINERPOL researchers and members of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Center will meet in Cambridge to discuss research methods and ethical questions concerning digital media research.

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27

Jun-19

Keynote Address at the NUS-KAS Singapore Workshop, “Digital Media, Politics and Elections in India”

27 June 2019 In an international workshop, “Digital media, politics and elections in India”, jointly organized by the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Sahana Udupa will deliver the keynote address, and also participate in a public panel discussion on the topic in Singapore.

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03

Jun-19

A Decolonial Approach to Online Extreme Speech

03 June 2019 In an invited presentation, Sahana Udupa will speak about decolonial perspectives on online extreme speech at the two-day international workshop..

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27

Apr-19

The Framework of ‘Millennial India’

27 April 2019 At the multidisciplinary workshop on youth and new media turn in politics and policy organized by the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSH) and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology...

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16

Apr-19

Fun and Precarity: An Ethnography of Online Vitriol and Disinformation

16 April 2019 In an invited lecture at Freie University, Berlin, Sahana Udupa will speak about the complex tangle of precarious labor, political manipulation, and fun that lies behind right-wing populist cultures online.

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05

Apr-19

Internet Speech: Perspectives on Regulation and Policy

05 April 2019 The Centre for Internet & Society and Project ONLINERPOL are jointly organizing an International symposium on internet speech and regulation at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

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28

Mar-19

“The Importance of Being Modest: Social influencers of the British Indian Diaspora”

Salma Siddique presented her research on hijabi social influencers at the day-long symposium organized by the photographic research group at Arts University Bournemouth.

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24

Mar-19

Precarious entrepreneurs and voluntary work: Assembling electoral influence in networked ways

24 March 2019 At the international Conference on Social Media and Indian Democracy organized by the Kofi Annan Commission and Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Sahana Udupa will give a talk on digital labor and electoral politics, highlighting the role of precarious entrepreneurs and volunteers who are engaged for digital campaigning in India.

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16

Mar-19

Archiving a Contagion

March 16, 2019 Salma Siddique will present a research paper "Archiving a Contagion" at the 60th annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) at Seattle, Washington

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21

Feb-19

Digital Mobility, Transnational Citizenship and the Construction of Homeland

21 February 2019 In a joint paper, Edward Anderson and Sahana Udupa will explore ways in which social media and other online spaces have transformed the homeland-diaspora relationship: do these innovations reflect completely new dynamics, or simply existing relations taking new forms? The paper will be presented at the international workshop, “Shaping Migrant and Mobile Worlds”, organized by National University of Singapore.

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23

Jan-19

Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA 2019)

23 – 26 January 2019 Max Kramer will participate at the Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (CALA 2019), "Revitalization and Representation," to be held January 23 -26, 2019, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the following contribution: "Online Discourse and Reformist Islam in India"

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18

Jan-19

Digital Anthropology and Right-Wing Movements

At the Research Cluster on Visual Anthropology, Heidelberg University, Sahana Udupa gave a lecture on the theoretical and methodological contributions of digital anthropology in examining right-wing movements. 

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07

Jan-19

Claiming Women’s Access to the City: Digital and Non-Digital Practices of Public Space-Making in Urban India

07 January 2019 Nadja-Christina Schneider from Humboldt Universität Berlin will give a talk on Indian women's struggle to gain access to public spaces and the interrelationship and mutual constitution of urban public space and emerging publics in contemporary India, at the Oberseminar, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich

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10

Dec-18

International Workshop Global Perspectives on Extreme Speech Online

10 – 11 December 2018 International Workshop "Global Perspectives on Extreme Speech Online" Papers are invited for a two-day funded workshop on online extreme speech (10-11 December 2018) organized by ONLINERPOL at the House of Artists in Munich

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26

Nov-18

Hindu Nationalism and the Paradox of Indian Democracy

26 November 2018 In a special discussion hosted by Project ONLINERPOL, for the LMU Oberseminar series, Uday Chandra, Georgetown University, Qatar, and Chandan Gowda, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, will speak about the trajectory of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India.

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18

Oct-18

Participatory logics of online right wing movements

18-19 October, 2018 At the international symposium, "Politics of Participation", organized by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, Sahana Udupa joined the panel with Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania and Andrew Graan, University of Helsinki, and presented a paper on the participatory logics of online right wing movements.

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18

Oct-18

Politics of Participation

18 October 2018 Sahana Udupa is invited to present a paper at the international symposium on "Politics of Participation" Organized by Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, where she will be presenting her research on the participatory logics of right-wing politics.18 October 2018

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11

Oct-18

Rethinking World War II

11 October 2018 Salma Siddique will present her work in “Rethinking World War II”, Full day symposium convened by Isabel Huaceja at 47th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison October 11-14, 2018

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28

Sep-18

A Research paper at Turning Points

28-29 September, 2018 Salma Siddique has been invited to present a research paper at Turning Points, Two-day Symposium convened by Aswin Punathambekar at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, September 28-29, 2018

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16

Sep-18

ToGetThere: Conference on Social Issues of our Time

16 September 2018 At "ToGetThere: Conference on Social Issues of our Time" organized by Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Sahana Udupa gave a public talk on political implications of social media speech. She Joined the panel with Lukhas Pohland (cybermobbing expert), Edeltraud Leibrock (Senior Partner, The Huehn Initiative), Paul Huf and the artist collective "You have to be as cool as Alain Delon", Munich, with Wassem Dakhil Haji, Saad Rascho Haji, and Ibrahim Jallo.16 September 2018

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14

Aug-18

Panel on the ‘Digital Turn’ at the 15th EASA Biennial Conference

14 – 17 August 2018 This panel recognizes the digital turn as a paradigm shift in the anthropological study of media, and aims to push further the ethnographic knowledge into the role that digital media play in people's everyday life and broader sociopolitical transformations.

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10

Aug-18

Talk at Oxford University: Social Media, Conflict and Extreme Speech

10 August 2018 Sahana Udupa joined the panel on "Social media, conflict and extreme speech", with Nicole Stremlau, Head, The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, at the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, University of Oxford.

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20

Jun-18

INVITED TALK ON SITUATED SPEECH AND ONLINE AGGRESSION

20 June 2018 In an invited talk at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Muenster, Sahana Udupa presented a comaprative anthropological perspective on online aggression and its political implications.

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12

Jun-18

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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24

May-18

ONLINERPOL Presentations at ICA Prague 2018

24 – 28 May 2018 Sahana Udupa will be presenting her work on digital media and politics in India at the annual ICA conference to be held in Prague this year.

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04

May-18

Invited Talk at the Helsinki Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars – Spring 2018

04 May 2018 Sahana Udupa will be presenting at the University of Helsinki's Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars - Spring 2018.

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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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22

Feb-18

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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14

Feb-18

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

14 February 2018 In an invited talk, Sahana Udupa will discuss enterprise Hindutva and social media in urban India at the Center of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge.

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07

Feb-18

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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05

Feb-18

A global parivar? Transnational Hindutva and the Indian diaspora

5 February 2018 Edward Anderson, University of Cambridge, will give a talk on the Indian diaspora in the UK and transnational Hindutva, at the Oberseminar, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich.

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10

Jan-18

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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14

Dec-17

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

December 7, 2017 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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29

Nov-17

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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20

Nov-17

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

November 20, 2017 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. Shah said a rethinking of the concept of self is needed

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14

Nov-17

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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12

Jun-17

‘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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17

Apr-17

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

June 5, 2017 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

June 5, 2017 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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