[CITAMS] Media, migration and nationalism: Comparing Asian and European perspectives, Tokyo 19 Sept - 21 sept 2018, free and open to the public

Leurs, K.H.A. (Koen) K.H.A.Leurs at uu.nl
Thu Sep 13 09:20:48 EDT 2018


Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting.

For those in Tokyo next week (19 sept – 21 sept), come join us for the free and open to the public masterclass and seminar.
For more information, email the organizers Tomohisa Hirata (tomohira at si.gunma-u.ac.jp<mailto:tomohira at si.gunma-u.ac.jp>, Gunma University) or Koen Leurs (K.H.A.Leurs at uu.nl<mailto:K.H.A.Leurs at uu.nl>, Utrecht University)

Media, migration and nationalism: Comparing European and Asian Experiences and Perspectives.

Made possibly by joint funding of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda 6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021, Japan.

1st Day: PhD Masterclass, Wednesday September 19 2018

Opening remarks: Dr. Koen Leurs, Utrecht University & Dr. Tomohisa Hirata, Gunma University.

10.00 -12.30 Morning session:
Masterclass methodological and ethical challenges with Prof. Atsushi Iwai, Gunma University

Introduction: How to Cope with Cohesiveness in Decision Making: A Technology-Related Indirect Approach  - Prof. Atsushi Iwai, Gunma University

a) The Right of Vote to Syrian Migrants and The Rise of Anti-Migrant Sentiments in Turkey
- Yurtcicek Ozaydin

b) The Datafication of Livability: Appropriating Race-ethnically Categorized Governmental Open Data
- Gerwin van Schie

12:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14.30-17.00 Afternoon session:
Masterclass  theoretical challenges with Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi, Utrecht University

Introduction: Paradoxes of Postcolonial Media Cultures
- Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi, Utrecht University

a) Revisiting the “Connected Migrant” Through Cultural Reproductive Labor and Mothering Practices
-Laura Candidatu

b) Toleration as Nationalist’s Morals: Between Liberalism and a Desire for Reinterpretation of National Identities
- Kumpei Nakamura

c) European Minorities Between State and Nation
- Jesse Amelsvoort

* The masterclasses will open with an introduction of 30-45 minutes by professor Iwai and Ponzanesi. Each masterclass participant presentation will be within 20 mins, followed by 10 mins for questions and discussions. The session will end with a collaborative discussion.

2nd Day: Seminar, Thursday September 20, 2018

10.00-10.30 Opening remarks
Dr. Tomohisa Hirata, Gunma University & Dr. Koen Leurs, Utrecht University

10.30-12.30 Plenary Session 1 Media and Polarization
Chair & discussant: Dr. Tomohisa Hirata, Gunma University

a) Post Truth Politics and Media Matters in Japan
– Dr. Ryosuke Nishida, Tokyo Institute of Technology

b) Discourses on Xenophobia in Twitter: A Case Study of Tweets about “Hinomaru”
– Dr. Yuya Nakatani, Kyoto University

c) Social Media, Homeland and Ordinariness Among Kurdish Forced Migrants in Milan, Italy
– Dr. Elisabetta Costa, University of Groningen

d) Digital Migration Studies: The Case of Young Connected Migrants Interfacing with Difference
– Dr. Koen Leurs, Utrecht University

12.30-13.00: Open discussion session 1

13.00-14.30: Roundtable (with lunch & art exhibition):
local activists, journalists & artists reflecting on media, migration and the rise of nationalism

14.30-16.30: Plenary Session 2 The Politics of Migration Management & Border Control
Chair & discussant: Prof. Atsushi Iwai, Gunma University

a) The Border Goes Where the Movement Is. The Technopolitcs of Europe’s Moving Borders
– Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem, University of Amsterdam

b) Gender at the Border
– Dr. Christine Quinan, Utrecht University

c) Histories of Migrant Registration and Citizenship
– Dr. Sara Park, Kobe University (via Skype)

16.30-17.00: Open Discussion session 2

* Each presentation will be within 20 mins, followed by 10 mins for questions and discussions. Panels will end with a collaborative discussion.

3rd Day: Seminar Friday September 21, 2018

10.00-12.00: Plenary Session 3 Transnational Migrant Networks and Digital Diasporas
Chair & discussant: Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem, University of Amsterdam

a) Peruvian Networks and Peruvian Youth Identity. The Case of Mooka-city, Tochigi Prefecture
– Jose Bravo Kohatsu, Utsunomiya University

b) The Politics of Intimate Transnational Connections
– Dr. Donya Alinejad, Utrecht University


c) Recent Situation of Filipino Social Relationships in Kyoto City
– Atsumasa Nagata, Osaka International University

12.00-12.30: Open Discussion session 3

12.30-14.00 Roundtable (with lunch & art exhibition):
local activists, journalists & artists reflecting on media, migration and the rise of nationalism

14.00-16.00: Plenary Session 4 Social Media as Contact Zones
Chair & discussant: Dr. Koen Leurs, Utrecht University

a) Digital Cosmopolitanism: Connectivity and its Discontents
– Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi, Utrecht University


b) Representations of Urban Multiculturalism: The Case of Ethnic Food
– Dr. Daisuke Yasui, Meiji Gakuin University

c) Integrating Through the Digital: Analyzing the Role of Icts and Social Media in Refugee Settlement Processes
– Dr. Amanda Paz Alencar, Erasmus University Rotterdam

d) Contact Zones and a Question of the “Imaginary/Real” Scape
- Dr. Tomohisa Hirata, Gunma University

16.00-16.30 Open Discussion session 4

16.30-16.45 Closing Remarks and Future Collaborations
- Dr. Koen Leurs, Utrecht University & Dr. Tomohisa Hirata, Gunma University.

* Each presentation will be within 20 mins, followed by 10 mins for questions and discussions. Panels will end with a collaborative discussion.

Purpose
This joint, bi-literal seminar has three main purposes:

1). The seminar seeks to make an intervention in the field of media and migration studies.
The bi-literal seminar seeks to move beyond the Euro-American focus in the study of media and migration studies.
The predominant scholarly focus in studies on migration and nationalism focus on experiences and perspectives in the North- American and European Context. How can we re-conceptualize our understanding of the role of media in migration and nationalism drawing from situated contexts in Japan, and countries like China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines in the context of East and South-East Asia?

2). The seminar seeks to explore what the Netherlands and Europe can learn from the partly overlapping and partly diverging context of migration and the rise of nationalism in Japan and Asia, and vice versa. The focus is on the contradictory role technologies play in migration management, control, integration and community formation, transnational communication but also conflict and extremism. The seminar is highly interdisciplinary, invited speakers come from disciplines including media, communication, gender, migration, geography, sociology and anthropology. The organizers seek to disseminate findings by publishing an open access journal special issue, by offering policy recommendations as well as by distributing artistic impressions of main debates and findings.

3). The seminar is designed to exchange scholarship but a strong training component is central to our aims. For this purpose, one day of masterclasses is dedicated to training a selection of 6 talented students (MA/PhD level) from the Netherlands and Japan. Furthermore, alongside inviting a core group of established senior scholars, we are balancing the programme to ensure the participation of young emerging scholars.

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