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Humanist Archives: Jan. 17, 2020, 6:41 a.m. Humanist 33.557 - events: postcolonial (Kent); ethnographic (LSE)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 557.
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    [1]    From: Michael Falk 
           Subject: CFP: Entangled Modernities, 25-26 May 2020 -- Abstracts Due Feb 28 (28)

    [2]    From: Glatt,ZA (pgr) 
           Subject: LSE Digital Ethnography Collective event 6pm GMT tonight (55)

        Date: 2020-01-16 16:00:09+00:00
        From: Michael Falk 
        Subject: CFP: Entangled Modernities, 25-26 May 2020 -- Abstracts Due Feb 28

Dear scholars in Postcolonial DH,

My colleague Lara Atkin and I are holding a symposium at the University of
Kent (UK) on the 25th and 26th of May.

The symposium will consider how Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous
Studies are transforming our understandings of the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries, and our conception of 'modernity' more generally. We
are particularly interested in papers that address
Postcolonial/Decolonising DH, Indigenous Data Sovereignty, and problems of
access and representation in colonial archives.

Our first confirmed keynote is Alice Te Punga Somerville (Waikato).

We have some money set aside for postgraduates and ECRS, though this
probably won't stretch to a transoceanic flight.

Please send your abstracts to l.e.atkin@kent.ac.uk by the 28th of Feb. We
look forward to reading them.

Michael Falk
Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature*
School of English | University of Kent, UK
Adjunct Fellow
Digital Humanities Research Group | Western Sydney University, Australia


Entangled Modernities CFP .pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/86125/att00/ 

        Date: 2020-01-16 12:48:29+00:00
        From: Glatt,ZA (pgr) 
        Subject: LSE Digital Ethnography Collective event 6pm GMT tonight

Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know about this evening’s LSE
Digital Ethnography Collective event as I think some of you will be
interested. We will be hosting Rik Adriaans (UCL Digital Anthropology)
for a talk titled Meme-Tinted Glasses: Locating the Liberal Self in
Digital Postsocialism. Rik's talk will be followed by discussion of his
work and broader issues around digital ethnographic research of visual

You can book a ticket here:
As usual, we will also be livestreaming the event at 6pm GMT, which you
can watch either live or later here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Zedstergal

Talk info:

During the 2010s, internet memes have solidified their place as a global
vernacular. Challenging the digital dualism of offline and online, memes
are increasingly referenced, reappropriated and performed in a wide
range of settings beyond the scope of social media platforms. Drawing on
examples from Hungary and Armenia, this presentation examines how
memetic sensibilities have become central to the ways in which liberal
youth orient themselves in the everyday politics of postsocialist
transformations. It explores how perceived remnants of socialism and
elements of the illiberal present are turned into a source of the
liberal self by apprehending them through the ironic sensibilities of
the internet meme form. No longer bound by digital devices such as
smartphones, the memeification of reality is key to the everyday
negotiation of dichotomies of capitalist modernity versus the socialist
past, orient versus occident, as well as class antagonisms and
rural-urban divisions.

Rik Adriaans is a Teaching Fellow in Digital Anthropology at UCL
Anthropology. He is interested in questions of media and mediation,
(trans)nationalism, post-socialism and public culture with a regional
focus on Armenia and the global Armenian diaspora. His doctoral thesis
was a multi-sited ethnography of the media circuits connecting the
Armenian diaspora of Los Angeles to post-Soviet transition.

The LSE Digital Ethnography Collective hosts talks and workshops at LSE
in London every fortnight (usually Mondays 6-7:30pm). If you are
interested and would like to hear about future events, then you can join
our mailing list (tinyurl.com/y5a6odte) and follow us on Twitter

All the best,

Zoë Glatt
ESRC PhD Researcher in Media & Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Managing Editor: Communication, Culture & Critique
Co-Founder: LSE Digital Ethnography Collective

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