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This is the tentative programme for the conference. For a fully update schedule including ZOOM links, you will need to register for the conference.

Please note, all times are in CET Umeå, Sweden




08.30  Welcome to the conference! 

(8.45  Opening speech: Evelina Liliequist, Dieter Müller, Christer Nordlund, Karin Danielsson)  

09.15  Keynote 1

Crystal Abidin ‘TikTok, Internet Celebrity, and Small Business Cultures’       

10.30 - 12.00  Session

Breathing Bodies and Artificial Minds: Human-AI Interactions in Everyday Life    

13.15 - 14.45  Parallel Sessions

Digital Transformations and Environmental Challenges  

Academic Intersections and Computational Text Analysis  

15.30  Keynote 2

John Durham Peters ‘Threats to the Humanities in a Digital Moment’  

16.45  Closing words day 1

Fredrik Norén  


8.30  Welcome to the conference day 2! 

Eva Strangert & Kjell Jonsson, Karin Danielsson

9.00 - 10.30  Parallel Sessions

Digital Transformations in Higher Education  

Power, Influence(rs) and Politics – New Forms of Visual Cultures   

10.30 - 12.00  Parallel Sessions

Practices of Acceptance and Resistance in a Digital Age 

Reasons to Believe: Religion and Rituals in a Digital Age  

13.15  Keynote 3

Roopika Risam ‘Envisioning a Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory and Praxis’  

15.00  Keynote 4

Jennifer Gabrys ‘Smart Forests and the Vegetalization of Digital Technologies’  


16.15  Visions for the future 


17.00  Closing words  

Evelina Liliequist, Karin Danielsson