Online workshop with Roger Griffin: Digital Fascism

  • Date: –18:00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Lecturer: Roger Griffin, Professor in Modern History, Oxford Brookes University; Maik Fielitz, Researcher at Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society
  • Organiser: CEMFOR
  • Last day of registration: 4/20/2022 at. 3:00 PM.
  • Contact person: Tomas Polleti Lundström
  • Registration is closed for this event
  • Seminarium

Online workshop on Digital Fascism. The role of the internet in enhancing the ambivalence of fascism's "imagined community".

Roger Griffin is one of the world's foremost experts on the socio-historical and ideological dynamics of fascism, as well as the relationship to modernity of violence stemming from various forms of political or religious fanaticism, and in particular contemporary terrorism. In particular, his theory of fascism as a revolutionary form of ultranationalism driven by ‘palingenetic’ myth has had a major impact on comparative fascist studies since the mid-1990s. In May 2011 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Leuven in May 2011 in recognition of his services to the comparative study of fascism.

First hour: Lecture with Roger Griffin, professor in Modern History, Oxford Brookes University, and world-renowned authority on generic fascism.

Second hour: Response by Maik Fielitz, researcher at Jena Institute for Democracy and Civil Society and author of Digitaler Faschismus (2020) and editor of Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right (2019). 

Third hour: Round table discussion, encouraging contributions from all participators.

Pre-registration required. A Zoom-link will be sent out via e-mail.