The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: EventsWednesday, 08 November 2017 - Thursday, 09 November 2017
Venue: Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, conference room
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften and City of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe
Bad Homburg Conference 2017
Heinz Drügh (Literaturwissenschaft), Andreas Fahrmeir (Geschichte) und Matthias Lutz-Bachmann (Philosophie) et al.
»How is Digitalization Changing Political Communication?«
In recent years, digital political communication has come to be regarded in an increasingly negative light. During the color revolutions of 2003 to 2005 and the Arab Spring in 2010, social networks were viewed as the technical basis for democratic change; however, since the summer of 2015, these networks have been looked upon as channels for the distribution of »fake news« and as echo chambers for anger and hatred toward political and intellectual elites. At the moment, the possibilities of digital communication seem to represent a serious threat to democratic decision-making processes.
Opening lecture on 8 November 2017
Speakers on 9 November 2017
The city of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe and the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of the Goethe University are organizing the Bad Homburg Conferences and will invite both podium speakers and the public to attend. The meetings will take place at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften. Funding will be provided by the city of Bad Homburg.
Kontakt und Information: Iris Helene Koban, Geschäftsführerin des Forschungskollegs Humanwissenschaften, email@example.com