LeidenGlobal Day

The one year anniversary of LeidenGlobal will be marked on 27 November 2014 with a programme featuring a keynote speech by Cleveringa Professor Carole Gluck, the presentation of the academic/art project Voices4Thought by Mirjam de Bruijn (ASC/Leiden University) and a panel debate on New Manipuledia.
Within LeidenGlobal eight institutes in Leiden with a global spectrum work together and share their knowledge with the rest of the world: two museums (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde), five research insitutes (African Studies Centre, International Institute for Asian Studies, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Carribean Studies, the Netherlands Institute for the Near East, Roosevelt Study Centre) and Leiden University.


15:30 Welcome on behalf of LeidenGlobal by Maghiel van Crevel

15:40 Keynote speech on Global Modernity by Carol Gluck (Columbia University)

16:10 Presentation of Voice4Thought, an art/film/new media project introduced by Mirjam de Bruijn (Leiden University, African Studies Centre)

Performance by CROQUEMORT, slam artist from Chad

16:50 Panel debate on New Manipuledia
Media manipulate their audiences, always and everywhere, regardless of questions of intent and degree. New media are taking this to new heights of intensity and complexity. Pixels can be messed with and everyone’s permanently connected – and there are multiple players, whose identities and roles are increasingly ambiguous and entangled. Individual voices matter as much as those of governments, corporations, and academic and cultural institutions, and they can be hard to tell apart. A juicy selfie gone viral might just block out the evening news. Are we lost at sea? Should academics aspire to a role as navigators? If so, where do we start? Do academics matter to new media? With: Florian Schneider, Politics & Media in China (Leiden University) and Mirko Schäfer, New Media & Digital Culture (Utrecht University) and co-founder of the Utrecht Data School. Moderator: Maghiel van Crevel

17.30 Closing remarks & drinks

Please register for this event by sending an email to events@leidenglobal.org

Date, time and location

27 November 2014
15.30 - 18.00
National Museum of Ethnology, Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden