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Digital Asia Cultural, Socio-Economic, and Political Transformations

December 2, 2019 - 08:00-December 6, 2019 - 17:00

12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course

Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The region, however, encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. Proposals should focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used by, and affect, individuals and communities in their cultural, socioeconomic, and political lives.

We welcome participants from different disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, as well as from the field of area studies. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary approaches. Contributions are welcome that address topics in a particular Asian country, or engage in comparative research on several Asian countries and/or non-Asian countries.

Possible themes and topics include, but are not limited to:
Digital politics and activism; e-governance; civil society and mobilisation; digital diplomacy and international relations; digital economics; platform societies; surveillance and human rights; big data; digital youth cultures; digital media; digital visual cultures; digital religion; digital communities; migration and mobility in the digital age; digital archives; digital ethnography.

Please register via the conference website where all practical information about the conference will be available.

Important deadlines
Paper, panel, and roundtable abstracts should not exceed 300 words. For panel and roundtables a list of participants should also be submitted.

  • 7 June 2019: Deadline for submitting abstracts (maximum 300 words)

  • 15 June 2019: Acceptance of abstracts by the organising committee

  • 15 August 2019: Deadline for registration

  • 1 October 2019: Deadline for hotel booking at discount rate at Elite Hotel Ideon

Digital Asia Cultural, Socio-Economic, and Political Transformations


December 2, 2019 - 08:00
December 6, 2019 - 17:00