Lecture Series

Lecture and Discussion Series in Digital Interculturality
Winter Semester 2023/24 (Oct 2023-Dec 2023)

8 online sessions live, once a week, Friday 12:00-13:30 CET
5 asynchronous sessions


Illustration by Akemi Paz

Commencing on October 27 and concluding on December 15, 2023, we are pleased to announce a weekly Lecture and Discussion Series in collaboration with esteemed universities worldwide, including the Universities of Jena, Mainz, and Potsdam (Germany), Limerick (Ireland), Salvador (Brazil), Urbino (Italy), and Vienna (Austria).

🌐 Exploring Digital Interculturality: A myriad of intercultural interactions of various kinds have now become an everyday experience, mediated digitally via screens. This reflects a need for the extension of the understanding of intercultural communication. We suggest the term digital interculturality, seeing this as the hyper interculturality of the digital world with its potential for a vast variety of new and diverse connections, a web of digital uncertainty in which interculturalities are constantly transformed into more certain culturalities.

📚 A Multifaceted Approach: The programme draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of international university teachers. With diverse perspectives, we will examine this phenomenon from a variety of  angles.

🌍 Connecting Students Globally: Beyond lectures, we are creating an engaging online space where students from various third-level educational contexts may interact with one another in relation to the examined topic.

🗓️ What to Expect: The series consists of eight live online lectures coupled with discussion sessions, and a number of asynchronous recorded lectures, upon which students may also engage in discussion.

🎓 Earn Credits Towards Graduation: For participating students there is  an exciting opportunity to earn credit points towards the completion of  your studies. Register in your university’s course catalogue or contact us for a certificate of participation: contact@redico.eu


Name University  Title Date
Fergal Lenehan University of Jena, Germany Intercultural New Media Studies and  Postdigital Cosmopolitanism 27.10.2023
Luisa Conti University of Jena, Germany Online Tribalism: Hate Speech and Community Formation 03.11.2023
Milene Mendes de Oliveira University of Potsdam, Germany Simulation Games and Intercultural Interaction in Video-Conferencing Contexts 10.11.2023
Savio Siqueira Bahia Federal University/CNPq (Brazil) Virtual English as a Lingua Franca (VELF), Critical Interculturality and Decoloniality: How Can we Build Such Bridges in the ELT Classroom?  17.11.2023
Claus Ehrhardt University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy Politeness in Digital Communication 24.11.2023
Maria Rieder, Anita Barmettler and Marta Giralt University of Limerick, Ireland The use of Virtual Exchange in digital and intercultural competence education 01.12.2023
Nadine Thielemann and Martina Berrocal Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria and
Jena, Germany
#Turow – Debating the Mine on Twitter: National and Transcultural Discourses on Social Media 08.12.2023
Roman Lietz Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany Social Cohesion and Identity Construction in Online Fandoms 15.12.2023


Recorded lectures

Beyond the eight live sessions we would also like to invite you during the same week to spend half an hour of your time in a further “deep dive” into the topic. We have selected eight recorded lectures from our past conferences (circa 20 minutes duration each) and have also linked some of them to our four educasts (2-3 minutes in length each). Each asynchronous “deep dive” session is linked to a discussion forum, where you can discuss the recorded lectures, educasts and ideas presented in them: Often also with the academics presenting, who have been invited to participate! Each discussion forum is open for one week.

Name University Title
27.10. – 3.11.
Çiğdem Bozdağ University of Bremen, Germany / University of Groningen, Netherlands Cosmopolitanis From Below and the Multilingual Use of Digital Media Among Young People in the Postmigrant Society
ReDICo University of Jena / University of Potsdam / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany Educast 1: What is Postdigital Cosmopolitanism?
ReDICo University of Jena / University of Potsdam / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany Educast 2: Cosmopolitan Social Media Engagement
3.11. – 10.11.
Mark Ryan University of Limerick, Ireland Queer Cosmopolitanism in a Digital Space: Narratives of Progress and Exclusionary Practices
10.11. – 17.11.
Siobhan Brownlie Le Mans University, France / University of Manchester, UK Global Classroom’: Postdigital Connecting across Continents
ReDICo University of Jena / University of Potsdam / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany What impacts personal engagement?
ReDICo University of Jena / University of Potsdam / Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany Language and Power in Remote Teams
17.11. – 24.11.
Emilian Franco LMU Munich, Germany Contaminated and Cosmopolitan Imaginaries in Brazilian AI Research
24.11. – 1.12.
Nicholas Potter Amadeu Antonio Foundation, Germany Viral Hate and Digital Propaganda: Far-Right Populism Online
Alina Jugenheimer independent scholar, Germany Constructions of Threat to the »Volk« in Right-Wing Online Discourses
1.12. – 8.12.
Britta Schneider and May Rostom European University Viadrina, Germany and Aix-Marseille University, France Cosmopolitan Language Cultures and Overcoming Methodological Nationalism in Linguistics. Insights from Transnational Migrant Networks
8.12. – 15.12.
Carmen Pereyra University of Jena, Germany “Why doesn’t Argentina have more Black Players?”: The Twitter Reaction to an Article Published in The Washington Post, Between Postcolonialism, Postmigratory Views and Racism Denial.
Yolanda López García Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany Exploring Whitexicans’ Narratives of Europeanness in the Postdigital Field of Action
15.12. – 22.12.
Elisa Hofmann University of Jena, Germany Digital Tools for Data Collection and Analysis (Workshop)