23-25 May: Digital Disruption in Asia: Methods and Issues
How do digital technologies affect both Asian societies and the methods we use to study them? Conference in Leiden on 23-25 May 2016.
This conference introduces the politics of digital technologies to the Asian Studies community. Presenting original research on the societal impact of the internet, it seeks a greater understanding of how digital technologies both support and undermine the power of political and economic institutions, and shape cultural practices in our region. As Asianists, we also encounter the politics of digital technologies as funding agencies promote the use of digital research methods, such as text mining and social network analysis. But, how does this affect the ways we undertake and organize our scholarly work?
08.30 – 09.00
|09.00 – 09.10||Welcome: Jacqueline Hicks|
|09.10 – 10.00||Keynote: Mirko Schäfer|
|10.00 – 10.45||Methods Mini-Panel: Marina Svensson & Danie Stockman|
|10.45 – 11.15||Coffee Break|
|11.15 – 13.00||Methods Roundtable: Tobias Blanke; Marina Svensson; Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner; Sally Wyatt; Maarten de Rijke; Mirko Schäfer.|
|13.00 – 14.30||Lunch Break|
|Lipsius, 227 and 228|
|14.30 – 17.30||Twitter and Digitised Materials Workshops|
|09.15 – 10.30||Keynote: Florian Schneider|
|10.30 – 11.00||Coffee Break|
|11.00 – 12.30||Panel One (Oranjerie) and Panel Two (Tuinkamer)|
|12.30 – 14.00||Lunch Break|
|14.00 – 15.30||Panel Three (Tuinkamer) and Panel Four (Oranjerie)|
|15.30 – 16.00||Coffee Break|
|16.00 – 17.30||Panel Five (Oranjerie)|
|17.40 – 18.20||Concluding Discussion (Oranjerie) – The Politics of Digital Technologies: Lessons from Asian Studies|
|18.20 – 19.30||Drinks|
If you wish to have your paper considered for presentation, please send your abstract (up to 400 words) with a brief (one page) CV by February 15, 2016 via the conference website. All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by March 1, 2016. Full draft papers are expected to be delivered by May 1, 2016 for circulation among presenters.
The best papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Asiacape: Digital Asia.