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Theorising Media and Time

9 & 10 November 2023 @ University of Copenhagen
Organized by Birgit Bräuchler (Department of Anthropology) and Nina Grønlykke Mollerup (Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies)

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Building on the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Media Anthropology Network’s latest discussions at EASA conferences, network workshops and the network’s e-seminar series (e.g. https://easaonline.org/networks/media/eseminars), we are organizing a workshop on the intricate relationship between media and time. In this workshop, we want to connect recent advances in the anthropological thinking about time (e.g. Bryant and Knight 2019, Janeja and Bandak 2018; Schielke 2015, Stewart 2016) with anthropological theorisations of media (e.g. Boyer 2012, Bräuchler and Postill 2010, Budka and Bräuchler 2020, Ginsburg et al. 2002, Postill and Peterson 2009) in order to develop a better understanding of how media enable different temporal orderings. Media can upset, accelerate and slow down time. They can allow immediate immersion in ongoing dynamics, but also engagement with events from the past and enable new ways of envisioning or creating the future. They can experientially bring us beyond the time and space of the present. To explore these intersections of media and time, this workshop addresses questions like 1) How do media disrupt, accelerate and decelerate time?, 2) How do media change the temporalities of its users and audiences, 3) What are the social and cultural implications of this?, 4) How do media facilitate remembering, reconstructing and manipulating the past (including conflict and war or a more peaceful past, environmental destruction and protection, etc.), and 5) How do they open up space for envisioning and enabling futures?
This is a closed workshop. We have very few extra spaces for “observers”. If you are interested, please write us an email by November 1st and we will get back to you afterwards and let you know if there is space.
Birgit Bräuchler: and Nina Grønlykke Mollerup: .

The workshop is organised with the support of EASA, Carlsberg Foundation and NordForsk as well as the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.


Past events


Online Workshop “Media Anthropologies in Europe”, 14 - 15 October 2021. Organized by Giulia Battaglia (IRMECCEN, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris), Philipp Budka (University of Vienna, EASA Media Anthropology Network Convener) and Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen, EASA Media Anthropology Network Convener).

Two e-seminars (No. 66-67), one about the effects of media practices and the other on documentation of the Syrian uprising.


EASA2020: Panel "Engaged Media Anthropology in the Digital Age" (Philipp Budka & Sahana Udupa).

An e-seminar (No. 65) on decoloniality and extreme speech.


Workshop "Decoloniality and the Digital Turn in Media Anthropology", 11 October 2019 at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. Organized and hosted by the Media Anthropology Network, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), and ERC Project ForDigitalDignity ONLINERPOL, LMU Munich.

An e-seminar (No. 64) on mobile technology, mediation and social change in rural India.


EASA2018 in Stockholm: Panel "The Digital Turn: New Directions in Media Anthropology" (Philipp Budka, Elisabetta Costa & Sahana Udupa).

Two e-seminars (No. 62-63), including a follow-up e-seminar on "The Digital Turn in Media Anthropology".


Workshop “Anthropologies of Media and Mobility: Theorizing movement and circulations across entangled fields” in cooperation with EASA's Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB), Locating Media (Siegen) and a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School (Cologne); University of Cologne, 14-16 September (mediamobility.wordpress.com/). Supported by EASA.

Three e-seminars (No. 59-61), including a joint e-seminar with ANTHROMOB on “Media and Mobility” to continue and expand workshop discussions.


EASA2016 in Milan: Panel “Media Anthropology's Legacies and Concerns” (Philipp Budka, Elisenda Ardevol & John Postill).

Four e-seminars (No. 55-58), including a joint e-seminar with the American Anthropological Association's Digital Anthropology Group and its Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology & Computing on “Facebook as Research Field and Research Platform”.


Workshop “Theorising Media and Conflict” at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna organised by John Postill, Philipp Budka and Elke Mader; 23-24 October. The workshop was supported by EASA, the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna.

Selected papers of this workshop were published in the volume "Theorising Media and Conflict" edited by Philipp Budka and Birgit Bräuchler (Berghahn's Anthropology of Media Series, https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/BudkaTheorising).

Five e-seminars (No. 50-54), including an e-seminar to continue and expand discussions of the “Theorising Media and Conflict “ workshop.