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ENS Research Seminar

Summer Term 2024


Transdisciplinary discourse about topics that matter for the digital transformation of European society is an important part of the ENS community. In the research seminar, researchers from ENS and beyond will present contemporary work.

The ENS Research Seminar is a forum where ideas are presented, discussed and challenged. Together, we want to advance the papers that will be presented. Therefore, in line with ENS’ general philosophy, ideas matter – not hierarchies. Everybody is invited to ask questions, discuss, and offer suggestions.

The research seminar is organized in a hybrid format.

Join us on Tuesdays 4:15-5:45 PM at the ENS Coworking Space or online via Zoom!


23 April 2024

Siarhei Liubimau (EHU Vilnius)
  • Topic: Platformization of Politics in Non-Democracies: Comparative Perspective on Claim-Making, Repressions, and Social Media Public in Belarus

Siarhei Liubimau's project studies the relations between repressions in authoritarian states and the usage of digital platforms, with the focus on the case of the Instagram usage in Belarus and in Venezuela. During the seminar, he will talk about the role of digital platforms in Belarus' unfinished revolution of 2020 and the digitalization of state repressions. He will further discuss how analysis of ‘big data’ helps us to understand the resulting social media public in Belarus in comparative perspective (with emphasis on Venezuela among other comparable cases).

30 April 2024

Jan-Hendrik Passoth (ENS) & Migle Bareikyte (ENS)
  • Topic: Inaugural Lectures (6 PM, on-site only)
  • Location: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Große Scharrnstraße 59, 15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Room: Senate Hall of the University, Main Building, Room 109 
  • Agenda:
    • Welcome address by President Prof. Dr. Eduard Mühle
    • Introduction by the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt
    • Contribution by the Deputy Head of the European New School of Digital Studies Prof. Dr. Philipp Hacker
    • Inaugural Lecture Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Passoth: Technological Politics: Infrastructures, Transformations, Publics (45 Min)
    • Inaugural Lecture Prof. Dr. Miglė Bareikytė: War Sensing: Datafication, Politics of Attention, Cooperation (45 Min)

After the presentations, we would like to round off the evening with drinks and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. 

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7 May 2024

Kourosh Dadgar (University of San Francisco)
  • Topic: Values-sensitive design of information systems 

14 May 2024

Lauri Wessel (ENS)
  • Topic: Guided Discussion about a joint concept for evaluating courses in the Master of Digital Entrepreneurship (MoDE)

21 May 2024 - cancelled!

28 May 2024

Domingos Soares Farinho (University of Lisbon School of Law)
  • Topic: Automated decisions on online platforms: the interplay between the GDPR, the DSA, and the AI Act

4 June 2024

11 June 2024



18 June 2024

Paula Bialski (University of St. Gallen)
  • Topic: Good Enoughness: Middle Tech companies and the culture of software work

25 June 2024

2 July 2024

9 July 2024

Seth Masket (University of Denver)
  • Topic: Still Trump’s Party: How Local Republican Leaders Made Up their Minds in the 2024 Presidential Nomination

16 July 2024