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Durham University

Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age - Programme


Thursday 14 March 2019


13.15-14.00 Registration (with coffee & tea)

14.00-14.15 Opening remarks: Guzel Yusupova & Andy Byford, Durham University


14.15-15.30 Keynote Lecture

Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University Visualising the Nation in the Digital Age


15.30-16.00 Coffee break


16.00-17.30 Panel 1: Digital Media in the Service of the State

Stephen Hutchings, University of Manchester

Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: The Spy who Came Back from the Snow

Samuel Greene, King's College London & Graeme B. Robertson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

State-Mobilized Contention: The Construction of 'Novorossiya'

Discussant: Andy Byford, Durham University


19. 00 Dinner (Hatfield College)


Friday 15 March 2019


09.30-11.00 Panel 2: The Digital and the National: Media Studies Perspectives

Sabina Mihelj, Loughborough University

Platform Nations: National Imagination in a Platform Society

Michael Skey, Loughborough University

'Raise Your Hashflags': Rethinking the Relationship between Media and Nation in the Digital Age

Discussant: Alfred Moore, University of York


11.00-11.30 Coffee break


11.30-13.00 Panel 3: Ethnic Minorities Enacted Online

Guzel Yusupova, Durham University

Digital Nationalism in an Illiberal State: A Micro-level Perspective

Leila Wilmers, Loughborough University & Dmitry Chernobrov, University of Sheffield

Digital Media in Diasporic Relations with the Homeland among Young Armenians

Discussant: Konstantin Zamyatin, Durham University


13.00-14.00 Lunch


14.00-15.30 Panel 4: Diasporic Identities and Online Representations

Aya Yadlin-Segal, Hadassah Academic College

From Guilt to Acceptance: Lived Ethnicities and Online Media

Ivan Kozachenko, University of Cambridge

Fighting for the Homeland from Afar: Social Media, Languages and the ‘Self’ in Ukrainian Diasporas since 2014

Discussant: Elizabeth Mavroudi, Loughborough University


15.30-16.00 Tea break


16.00-17.30 Panel 5: Social Media and Everyday Nationalism

J. Paul Goode, University of Bath

Can Online Nationalism Pass the Turing Test?

Tamara Trošt, University of Ljubljana

Debating the Nation Online: Everyday Nationalism in User-Generated Content on Social Media

Discussant: Ellie Knott, London School of Economics


17.45-18.45 Round table: Summing up (collective discussion)

18.45 Closing remarks


19. 30 Dinner (Nadon Thai)


For more information contact: guzel.yusupova@durham.ac.uk