This workshop will examine and discuss the interactions between the global upsurge of nationalism and social media. Thanks to a Cutting Edge grant from the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR) and funding from the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational, and European Studies (ARTES), the workshop will bring together an international group of experts on nationalism and digital culture in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, China, India, the Middle East, and Latin America.
We will explore nationalism from a global and comparative perspective and consider the various forms of political mobilization, propaganda, and protest that are propelled by the use of social media. How do social media challenge and reconfigure the sense of nationhood? How do conspiracy theories spread through social media, and what are their effects in various national cultures? How have social media become a forum for international (right-wing) political activism, and how are online groups connected to strongman politicians? How is national identity represented in cyberspace, and how do algorithms affect our sense of nationhood?
The workshop is free and open to the public, but due to limitations of space we ask you please to confirm your attendance in advance by registering on the workshop website. Should you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the organizer Dr. Krisztina Lajosi or the coordinating assistant, Ruby Blom.