A two day hybrid workshop
5-6 October 2023.
KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), and via Zoom.
Ward Berenschot (KITLV), Johan Lindquist (Stockholm Center for Global Asia, Stockholm University), David Kloos (KITLV).
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on the very forefront of these developments by critically examining the considerable and growing impact of social media on Indonesia’s society, economy, and politics. In this seminar we will take stock of the state of knowledge with regard to how social media is changing Indonesia and its significance on an international and global scale. We hope, for instance, to discuss the following issues: How does social media affect Indonesia’s democracy? How is the character of citizenship and activism shaped by social media? What is the interaction between social media usage and religious and social engagements, practices, and identities? In what ways are Indonesian livelihoods reorganized by social media marketplaces? How is social media reinforcing or reshaping rural-urban divides? And what methodologies and approaches are best suited to study these phenomena?
We invite researchers to address these questions and to present papers during a two-day hybrid workshop. We expect participants to prepare brief texts of five to ten pages, which will be pre-circulated and used as a basis for discussing publication opportunities.
Some (limited) travel funding will be available for participants who need it.
If you’re interested in participating in this workshop, please send us a submission consisting of:
-a paper title
-your name, email & affiliation
-an abstract of max 300 words
-a one-page CV
Please send your submission in one single document in Word format to [email protected] by 15 April 2023. Please include “Social media workshop” in the subject line.
Google’s head office in Jakarta. Photographer: Johan Lindquist.