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[Commlist] Call for abstracts: the 3rd international workshop on hate speech
Sun Nov 08 23:18:04 GMT 2020
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
*The 3^rd International Workshop HATE SPEECH IN ASIA AND EUROPE***
*Pandemic, Fear, and Hate***
*August 27 (FRI) – 28 (SAT), 2021*
*Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan*
*Online/offline hybrid event*
*Center for Korean Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Japan*
*Institute of Communication Research, Seoul National University, South
*LCAO-CCJ, Université de Paris, France*
This project began in 2017 to bring scholars across the continents
together to discuss national, regional, and global dynamics of hate
speech from diverse viewpoints that include the political, legal,
historical, ideological and cultural perspectives. Through the first and
second workshop, held respectively in Kyoto and Paris, we explored the
hate speech contours in different Asian and European countries. Some of
two workshops' papers were published via a special journal issue and an
(You can find more information on the edited volume from the first
workshop at here:
Next year, the workshop will continue and expand this conversation by
considering acute tensions surrounding hate speech issues in the age of
pandemic and including research on other continents, not strictly
confined to Asia and Europe.
Although the COVID-19 was of natural origin, its impact on society is
more a matter of a social crisis than a natural disaster. Pandemic is
shaking society to its very foundation. This workshop pays attention to
the fear, discrimination, and hatred between nations, communities, and
individuals within the context of the anxiety and inequality brought by
the pandemic. COVID-19 has spurred hate speeches across continents, from
the conflict between the U.S. and China to discriminatory acts targeting
the ‘other(s).’ The victims' profile varies from country to country, and
diverse civil societies and nations have responded to this phenomenon in
different manners. While no one can predict how this pandemic will shape
the world after all, throughthis workshop, we expect to explore hate
speech fueled by the pandemic crisis and seek philosophical, ethical,
and theoretical perspectives that illuminate how to overcome the fear
and the hate in this pandemic era.
We invite you to submit paper abstracts adopting different approaches
such as media studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political
science, legal studies, religious studies *that examine, but are not
restricted to, the following questions:*
● What are the current contours of hate speech in this/the pandemic crisis?
● How can we better prevent and address social stigma associated with
● What are the differences and similarities in the manifestations of
hate speech across countries in the pandemic crisis?
● What are the legal and discursive characteristics of individual
societies in dealing with hate speech in the pandemic crisis?
● What frailties and inequalities does the COVID-19 expose?
● How are different media platforms exploited to express and spread
hatred against various minorities in the pandemic period?
● Why do ethnicity, sexuality, and religion often act as flashpoints in
the pandemic crisis?
● Who are the scapegoats stigmatized by hate speeches linked to this
A limited amount of support relating to accommodations for presenters
who participate in the on-site meetings at Ritsumeikan University in
Kyoto will be available. Travel grants may also be available but are not
guaranteed. We intend to publish selected papers from the workshop as a
journal special issue and/or an edited volume with a reputable academic
*_This workshop will be a hybrid event including on-site and online
meetings, with the detailed format yet to be determined. We will provide
the _**_participants_**_with full details with the notification of
Please email your proposal with a title, an abstract of not more than
500 words in MS Word to *(_hatespeechworkshop /at/ gmail.com)
<mailto:(hatespeechworkshop /at/ gmail.com)>_*, together with your _name,
position, institutional affiliation and email address_ by *_January 5,
2021_*. (Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by February 1,
2021)*. Selected authors will be *requested to submit full papers by
*_July 30, 2021_*.
Please do not hesitate to contact us((hatespeechworkshop /at/ gmail.com)
<mailto:(hatespeechworkshop /at/ gmail.com)>) for any questions regarding this
Myungkoo KANG, Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University, Korea
Marie-Orange RIVÉ, Associate Professor, Université de Paris, France
Wooja KIM, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Seongbin HWANG, Professor, Rikkyo University, Japan
Sojeong PARK, Postdoctoral Researcher, Seoul National University, Korea
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