Call for contributions to research seminar: Digital Life and Everyday Violence, with Professor Rebecca L. Stein, Duke University – University of Copenhagen

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18 January 2016

Call for contributions to research seminar: Digital Life and Everyday Violence, with Professor Rebecca L. Stein, Duke University

1st of March 2016, 1 pm – 4 pm

 A research day @Cric

From February 29th to March 2nd 2016 Professor Rebecca L. Stein will visit Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts (University of Copenhagen) to give a public lecture Wednesday 2nd of March. In addition,CRIC invites researchers, journalists and NGO-workers interested in reflecting critically on the connections between digital life, conflict escalation, and violence to a one day seminar 1st of March.

People are invited to submit a contribution proposal which could consist of: a traditional paper presentation; an idea for a more open-ended brainstorming session on a given topic; a suggestion for a collective screening, whether a fully-fledged film or user-generated material (e.g. YouTube clips), raising important theoretical issues that the proponent would like to discuss.

Topics of interest are (but are not limited to): the relationship between violence and the digitization of every-day life; the role of media and social media in contemporary conflicts and in the performance of violence; the politics of digital media; the aesthetics and the politics of techo-violence; the role of images in conflict escalation (and in conflict resolution); digital radicalization and the role of tech in contemporary extremist groups.

Please send your proposal in a word document format (max 1000 words), including weblinks to video material (if any); please specify how you would like to develop your idea, whether in a formal paper presentation, or through a video screening, etc.

Please email it by 8th February 2016 to donatella@hum.ku.dk

Rebecca L. Stein is a cultural anthropologist at Duke University, and her current research focuses on linkages between culture and politics in Israel in the context of the Israeli military occupation and legacy of the Palestinian dispossession.To learn more, please visit http://rebeccalstein.com/