We are glad to announce the program of the second ReDICo conference. Its title is “Cosmopolitanism in a Postdigital, Postmigrant Europe, and Beyond” (Online from the 27th of June until the 7th of July 2023).
The conference combines different themes from the field of digital interculturality. It may indeed be observed that ‘the digital world’ has been gradually intertwining with the material ‘analog world’, to an extent that the differences between these two spheres are no longer really visible (‘postdigitality’). At the same time, differences between ‘migrant’ and ‘indigenous or ‘native’ have also dissolved in modern migrant societies, a phenomenon that gives space to the challenges of an even more ambiguous and complex postmigrant society. Finally, this interplay influences how we, as people, meet each other on an equal footing as citizens of the world and offers new reflections on Cosmopolitanism in a Postdigital, Postmigrant Europe, and Beyond.
You can look forward to ten sessions (90 minutes each) spread over six days, during which 27 scholars from a variety of countries and fields will give short and precise presentations of 15 minutes. We will offer extended discussions, reflections, and new contacts. Moreover, we would like to involve voices from civic society in the academic discourse. For this reason, we have invited six representatives and activists from non-governmental institutions to share their perspectives on themes such as “Solidarity and Media Narratives”, “Online Populism” or “European Internet Humour”.
As our keynote speakers, we will welcome Professor Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex, on Tuesday, the 27th of June) and Professor Naika Foroutan (DEZIM Berlin, on Wednesday, the 5th of July).
Participation in the online conference, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, is free. Registration per e-mail to email@example.com