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Extremism and discourse

The international workshop "Extremism and discourse" will take place on June 23 and 24 at the of HHU Düsseldorf, organized by Rolf Kailuweit and Stefan Hartmann.

The workshop will take place as an in-person event, but we also offer a livestream via Webex (subject to the presenters' consent - it is possible that some talks will not be streamed). If you are interested in attending the workshop online or on-site, please contact .


9.15-9.30 Stefan Hartmann / Rolf Kailuweit Introduction
9.30-10.00 Samuel Vernet Investigating "extremism" and "hate speech" in sociolinguistics: an ethnographical gaze on some theoretical issues
10.00-10.20 Dominique Steffien & Kristina Schmuck Radicalization in Catalan Music
10.20-11.00 Coffee break  
11.00-11.30 Carsten Schwemmer Computational Methods for Studying Online Right-Wing Content
11.30-12.00 Alessio Sardo Hate Speech: A Pragmatically Oriented Assessment of the European Court of Human Right’s Jurisprudence
12.00-12.20 Nils Christian Bluhm / Christina Forstreuter Radicalization and extremism of public figures
12.20-14.00 Lunch break  
14.00-14.30 Steven Forti Circulation of ideas between extreme right-wing parties in Europe and Americas in the post-Cold War Era
14.30-15.00 Kristina Pahor de Maiti (presented by Jasmin Franza) Compilation and annotation of a hate speech corpus
15.00-15.30 Jasmin Franza It's not just words: studying hate speech on Facebook
15.30-16.00 Coffee break  
16.00-16.20 Lena Paluska / Aline Kossmann Miozzo Caetano Farias Youth Radicalization on Social Media - Handling and Prevention
16.20-16:50 Maria Constantinou Internet memes as vehicles of extreme storytelling. A cross-cultural multimodal approach to ‘New World Order’ narratives


9.30-10.00 Viviane Harkort Journalistic Roles and Practices in the Context of Populist and Far-Right Media Hostility: A German-French Comparison
10.00-10.20 Lea Jaenke Extremism and the construction of the ‘centre’
10.20-10.50 Coffee break  
10.50-11.20 Andreas Blombach Tracking pandemic-related conspiracy narratives in German Telegram channels
11.20-11.50 Ulrich Hoinkes Becoming a radical in addressing the greatest challenges of our time? – On the current failure of balancing value patterns in politics and society