Symposium on Antisemitism, Hate Speech, and Social Media

The Italian Academy of Columbia University organized an annual event on February 5 marking the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2008, the event has been held at the Academy. This year, the theme of the event was online hate and coded communication on social media.

Watch the full event here

Link to web page and list of previous events: The Italian Academy, Columbia University

What the HEL? The 5th SwiSca Symposium on Swearing

The Nordic research network Swearing in Scandinavia (SwiSca) organizes a two-day symposium at the University of Helsinki on 23-24 November 2017. The call for papers (20-minute presentations and posters) is open until 6 October.

The symposium features invited international speakers, including Senior Lecturer Dr. Karyn Stapleton from Ulster University (keynote), Professor Kristy Beers Fägersten from Södertörn University (SwiSca) and Associate Professor Marianne Rathje from the University of Southern Denmark (SwiSca). They will be joined by SwiSca members University Lecturer Elizabeth Peterson, University Instructor Robert Moncrief and PhD student Minna Hjort from the University of Helsinki.

The attendance is free of charge, but the organizers encourage to register beforehand. More information on the symposium website.