Researching Digital Interculturality
Co-operatively

An interdisciplinary project strengthening intercultural communication scholarship

Introducing ReDICo

As cultural boundaries blur and virtual and physical spaces merge, interculturality and digitalization mould our everyday world. We’re convinced that these dual concepts should be viewed together, as they are frequently deeply entangled in various contexts. This is what our research project ReDICo is dedicated to: Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively. Our vision is of a scholarly Intercultural Communication, informed by the perspectives of a critical and culturally-aware interdisciplinary Internet Studies. ReDICo also seeks to be an inclusive and environmentally-conscious research network, connecting academics and non-academics world-wide via our platform on the Glocal Campus, “Digital Interculturality Research Hub“, and a number of co-hosted virtual conferences (E-Co-Conferences). We therefore don’t just study Digital Interculturality, we also actually do it!

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New publication: E-Book “Lifewide Learning in Postdigital Societies: Shedding Light on Emerging Culturalities”
New publication: E-Book “Lifewide Learning in Postdigital Societies: Shedding Light on Emerging Culturalities”

We are happy to announce the publication of the first ReDICo e-book “Lifewide Learning in Postdigital Societies: Shedding Light on Emerging Culturalities” edited by ReDICo members Luisa Conti and Fergal Lenehan.
The inaugural volume of the “Studies in Digital Interculturality” series is based on contributions to the first ReDICo E-Co-Conference and centres on the harnessing of the digital sphere’s potential to foster intercultural competence.

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PhD Workshop and Colloquium in Jena
PhD Workshop and Colloquium in Jena

ReDICo and the University Association of Intercultural Studies (Hochschulverband für interkulturelle Studien e.V., IKS) are organizing the PhD Workshop Exploring the Dynamics of Interdisciplinarity in the Analysis of Digital Intercultural Data and a PhD Colloquium in the scope of ReDICo’s third annual scientific event “ReDICo 2024 Encounters”.
The event will take place at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena on March 4-5, 2024.

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ReDICo 2024 Encounters: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Digital Interculturality
ReDICo 2024 Encounters: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Digital Interculturality

The ReDICo 2024 Encounters is the third edition of ReDICo’s annual conferences. It is being organized by Milene Mendes de Oliveira and Luisa Conti with a view to exploring the impact of digital practices on the notion of interculturality. Experts in sociolinguistics and intercultural communication will engage in dialogue with each other and with the audience in one on-site and six online Encounters.

Save the dates for a dynamic exchange of ideas!

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Presentations & Publications

With our research we build upon already existent arguments and results, developing them further, and looking for new conclusions surrounding Digital Interculturality. We also benefit directly from the interdisciplinarity of our team, while our working style is co-operative. Our papers and publications are directed towards a wide audience: During the life of the project we participate in conferences, lead workshops, enter articles for journals and produce a number of publications, in which the arguments of external academics may also be found. We consciously strive towards a multiplicity of formats and barrier-free access to our results. We, indeed, offer many of these as downloads here upon our website.

Team & Network

ReDICo builds on intercultural, multilingual, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our core team comprises researchers based at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Universität Potsdam.