Until now, medialization and transcultural communication have not been regarded as particularly important phenomena or analytical key concepts within area studies or Islamic studies. However, new media forms of communication have a growing influence on social relations in Asia, Africa, and in the Arabic-speaking world. Examples of these developments are the global spread of satellite television, the convergence of “old” and “new” media in national media systems, or the new communicative practices in the so-called Web 2.0. Against this background, it seems inevitable that Islamic studies and area studies take up these new fields of research.
- April 8, 2010, 5:30 p.m., Opening Event, Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin, Schützenstraße 18, Room 308. This event is being held in cooperation with the Center for Modern Oriental Studies.
- April 9, 2010, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Weiterbildungszentrum, Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 13
- April 10, 2010, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118 (entrance at Schlegelstr. 26), Room 315
Further Information and Registration:
- Dr. des. Bettina Gräf, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-53417
- Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider, Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2093-6643, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Registration is possible until March 31, 2010.)