Deadline: 30 September 2023
The conference encourages scholars working in relevant areas to attend and reflect upon the field.
- “Digital for Good”
- Digital platforms are crucial tools that have transformed social, cultural, and political interactions in the region. Digital media and communication technologies connect concerned citizens on issues that matter. Platforms help the local governments and global agencies such as the United Nations to inform and engage people directly as they strive for peace, sustainability, and equality within and across the South Asian nations.
- The challenges facing the subcontinent can be addressed through stronger regional cooperation, which is made possible by digital technologies.
- Information integrity among the South Asian countries can help fight the dark side of the digital ecosystem such as disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech. Digital has helped mobilize support for the sustainable development goals, often proving to be positive forces for inclusion and participation in public life.
- Digital platforms have connected communities, including a vast array of researchers, practitioners and activists working to make the South Asian region a better place.
- Under the theme of “Digital for Good,” the tenth annual SAMCS conference will provide a collaborative platform to scholars and practitioners for discussing the way forward to achieve a sustainable and inclusive future for South Asia.
- Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Digital transformation of the South Asian mediascape (e.g., popular culture such as movies and TV, news, art, online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Twitch and others).
- Digital individuals (e.g., online social groups, social interactions, gaming, influencers, and others).
- Digital knowledge (e.g., alternative digital media, fake news, misinformation and disinformation and others).
- Culture and data (e.g., generative AI such as ChatGPT, algorithms, big data, surveillance, and others).
- Digital media for an inclusive and sustainable South Asia (e.g., pro-social, pro-environmental, and political movements; minorities and digital activism, hate speech and others).
- They encourage scholars working in relevant areas to attend and present their work in interactive virtual paper sessions.
- Preference may be placed on advanced graduate students (currently writing dissertation), faculty members, and/or practitioners that focus their work on the South Asian media and cultural studies.
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