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Global Dispositifs - Глобальные диспозитивы - 全球权力运作机制 - Dispositivos globales 

Globale Dispositive - Глобални диспозитиви - Dispositivi globali - Dispositifs globaux


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Join us at 25th DiscourseNet international conference on Global Dispositives! (12-15.11.2020, Tyumen)

#DN25 invites you to discuss Global Dispositives – those complex figurations of discourses, technologies, and practices which are expected to reshape the world society in the coming decade: digital, cultural, political, economic, infrastructural and environmental entanglements on a global level. #DN25 includes (but is not restricted to) topics such as digital transformation and data cultures, the New Silk road, the rise of the Arctic region, global media changes, global value chain, policies on issues such as migration, inequality, environment and development.

The point of departure of #DN25 are studies and practices of discourse. For this reason, we invite scholars from various disciplines of humanities and social sciences (e.g. media and communication studies, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, cultural and political studies, philosophy, economy and law), but also activists, artists, journalists, policy makers and policy analysts to join this discussion. Our common goal is to re-conceptualise and/or to make sense of the global processes whose passive witnesses we do not accept to be.

This conference, hosted at Tyumen University will be carried out in cooperation with International DiscourseNet Association, Swiss University of Lugano and Beijing School of Government and Public Affairs.

You can read & download the CfP here


Covid19 disclaimer 

We are well aware of the Covid19-pandemic. However, we hope and believe that by mid November the danger will be over. Also, we do not want to stop 'doing science'. In case of a different, unwanted, development, we will be able to offer alternatives concerning either the time or the format of the event (e.g. online). We therefore invite you to send in your paper, panel and poster proposals. We will take into account all the recommendations of the authorities and health experts.





The list of possible topics includes (but is not constrained) to the following:

  • (Inter)cultural connectedness

  • New communication infrastructures 

  • Digitization, digitalization, digital transformation 

  • Technologisation of society / peripheries 

  • Discourses of Imaginaries

  • History of Digital Technology and Imaginary

  • Chinese-European Media

  • Critical approach to suffering in digital age

  • Education in the Digital Age

  • Apparatuses of global political economy

  • Anthropology of Arctic region

  • Ethnographic approach to transcultural phenomena

  • Global media analysis about BRI

  • Cultural traditions across media changes

  • Intercultural communication in polycentric world

  • The physical traces of BRInfrastructure

  • Dispositives of New Digitality 

  • Ideological and political constructions

  • From anthropology to ethnography of global dispositifs

  • Gender and class

  • Transnational identities

  • Subjectivities in a global context

  • Cultural and discursive political economy 

  • (Re)Standardization of the societies

  • Centre and periphery discourses

  • New global constellations

  • Social role of material infrastructure

  • The governance of the internet in the age of its balkanization/sovereignty 

  • Political and economic alliances and ruptures

  • Global gaps and digital divides, global exclusion and invisibilities

All abstracts fitting one or more of the aforementioned themes are welcome. We also invite interesting panel proposals and presentations relevant to the overall conference topic. Check the Ideas page for inspiration.



Preliminary list of special guests, keynotes and topics: 


Globalised spaces of academic discourse

Johannes Angermuller, Open University Milton Keyes, UK  DNA​  


Chinese-European Media 

Zhan Zhang, Università della Svizzera Italiana /USI, Switzerland  CMO​  


History of Digital Technology and Imaginary

Gabriele Balbi, Università della Svizzera Italiana /USI, Switzerland CMO  


Global media analysis about BRI

Zhou Ting, Communication University of China, China SoGaPA


Critical approach to suffering in digital age 

Benno Herzog, Valencia University, Spain DNA​  


Economic Expert Discourses in Globalised Societies 

Jens Maeße, Giessen University, Germany DNA​  


Ethnographic approach to transcultural phenomena 

Jaspal Naveel Singh, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR China DNA​  


Dispositives of new digitality 

Jan Krasni, Tyumen State University, Russia DNA, CTL​, SocGum


Tyumen State University (TSU), Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (SocGum), Cultural Trends Lab (CTL), DiscourseNet Association (DNA), Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), China Media Observatory (CMO), China University of Communication (CUC), School of Government and Public Administration (SoGaPA) 



This conference is organised by:

   dntr DiscourseNet Association and partners:

Cultural Trends Lab  SocGum Institute  Tyumen Uni busi CMO China