ReDICo Conferences

A number of ReDICo conferences will take place during the project. The goals here are both strategic and academic, as the conferences seek to create sustainable national and international links, while also looking to advance perspectives on Digital Interculturality from a theoretical and empirical perspective.

Conference “Lifewide Learning: Transformations and New Connections in Postdigital Societies” (Jena/online/hybrid, June 29 – July 1, 2022)

Digitalization has rapidly transformed the planet. Technological developments continuously open up a myriad of new possibilities in daily human experience. Indeed, the Internet has penetrated material reality to such an extent that it is now, often, impossible in many contexts to disentangle the material from the virtual. In this “postdigital” (Cramer 2014; Knox 2019) scenario, the digital and the material intertwine and the intersubjectivity of lifeworlds develop, thus, relatively freely in a hybrid space. The encounter with ‘newness’ becomes indeed potentially accessible at the touch of a button 24/7, and learning becomes a lifewide experience, covering a myriad of new digital and potentially global contexts, beyond the local. New connections with other people and their artifacts are continuously occurring. These new connections foster learning processes which lead to personal and cultural transformations; the ground upon which new connections develop.

In this conference we aim to share theoretical models; results of empirical research developed in a variety of disciplinary and
interdisciplinary fields; as well as best practices which allow us to understand how lifewide learning unfolds in postdigital societies, and indeed what its implications may be.

The conference is organized by the ReDICo (Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively) project with support of the Hellenic Open University. It is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), and is therefore completely free of charge, for both presenters and participants.

The conference takes place over three days:

29 June 2022: online
30 June 2022: hybrid (online & in presence at the ‘Dornburger Castles’, near Jena, Germany)
1 July 2022: in presence, at the ‘Dornburger Castles’, near Jena, Germany.

Presentations will be given in both English and German.

Registration is possible until the day of the event via:
But be aware: If you wish to participate on the face-to-face days, the places are limited and, for that reason, we recommend an early registration.

We would be very pleased to welcome you to our conference.

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Introductory Symposium on "Interkulturalität in (post-)digitalen Kontexten“ (Jena/online September 20, 2021)

In this symposium on September, 20, 2021, we introduced our ReDICo project, and reflected upon the state of the art within Intercultural Communications scholarship, Internet Studies and how they may be combined.

Interkulturelle Sommerakademie, Online, 20. September 2021

ReDICo-Symposium „Interkulturalität in (post-)digitalen Kontexten“

9:30 Begrüßung und Vorstellung der wissenschaftlichen und strategischen Zielen des BMBF- Forschungsverbundes ReDICo (Researching Digital Interculturality Co-operatively) (Watch presentation on YouTube)

9:45 Inwieweit kann Post-Digitalität als „lebensweltliche Hybridität“ verstanden werden? Workshop – Moderation: Dr. Luisa Conti, PD Dr. Fergal Lenehan, Dr. Roman Lietz

11:15 Pause

11:30 Interkulturelle Studien und Internet Studien – Nebeneinander oder Miteinander? Vortrag + Diskussion – PD Dr. Fergal Lenehan & Dr. Roman Lietz (Watch presentation on YouTube or download paper)

12:15 Mittagspause

13:15 Scimification. Affektive Einstiege in ganzheitliche virtuelle Lernprozesse Vortrag + Diskussion – Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bolten (Watch presentation on YouTube or download paper Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)

14:00 Pause

14:15 Internationale virtuelle Zusammenarbeit. Wie entsteht ein echtes Miteinander? Vortrag + Diskussion – Dr. Luisa Conti, Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira & Barbara Nietzel, M.A. (Watch presentation on YouTube or download paper)

15:00 Pause 15:15 Digitale Tools zur Datenerhebung und Auswertung in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften Workshop – Dr. Elisa Hofmann (Watch presentation on YouTube or download paper)

16:45 Pause 17:00 „Online-Seminare interaktiv gestalten“ Interaktiver Vortrag – Sabine Vana-Ströhla und Tommy Schmidt

18:30 Informeller Austausch zum Tagesabschluss

Panel on Intercultural Online Communication at GAL Conference (Würzburg/online September 15-17, 2021)

ReDICo organised a panel about Digital Intercultural Communication for the Section of Intercultural Communication and Multilingual Discourse at the annual GAL (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik) conference in Würzburg (15-17 September 2021). You can download the full program here.

You will find all presentations held by ReDICo members at the Digital Intercultural Communication panel here:

GAL Sektionentagung 2021, Online, 15. September 2021

ReDICo-Symposium „Digitale Interkulturelle Kommunikation in Wirtschaft und Kollaboration“ und “Digitale Interkulturelle Kommunikation in Lehre und Lernen”

15:05 Business English as a lingua franca in intercultural simulation games via Zoom: a case study Vortrag + Diskussion: Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira, Universität Potsdam (Download paper)

17:10 Language and power: reflexions around dynamics of exclusion and self-exclusion in online role-playing games Vortrag + Diskussion: Dr. Luisa Conti, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena & Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira, Universität Potsdam (Download paper)

GAL Sektionentagung 2021, Online, 16. September 2021

ReDICo-Symposium „Digitale Interkulturelle Kommunikation als Verbindung von Linguistik und Kulturstudien“

09:00 Diskursive Herstellung von Identität und Sozialer Kohäsion im virtuellen Raum Vortrag + Diskussion: Dr. Roman Lietz, Universität Mainz (Download paper)

09:30 Heimat wird Netzwerk. Reflexionen über Diaspora-Gemeinschaften im postdigitalen Zeitalter Vortrag + Diskussion: Dr. Luisa Conti, Universität Jena (Download paper)

10:00 Intercultural Communications and Internet Studies: A Parallel Academic History, and the Need to Unite? Vortrag + Diskussion: Dr. Fergal Lenehan, Universität Jena (Download paper)

16:00 WeltCafé: Zustand und Zukunft der Digitalen Interkulturellen Kommunikation Moderatoren: Dr. Milene Mendes de Oliveira, Universität Potsdam & Dr. Roman Lietz, Universität Mainz