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05/31/2017 - 06/02/2017 | Hanover

Society through the Lens of the Digital

Experts will discuss how the humanities and social sciences deal with the social challenges of digitization at the Herrenhausen Conference in Hanover from May 31 till June 2, 2017.

As a forum for debate between scholars and experts from civil society, politics, economy and journalism the conference will tackle questions such as: What role should the social sciences and the humanities play in the digitization of society? Which kind of answers are they expected to provide? How can they better fulfil their role as mediators and translators between the conflicting and sometimes even incommensurable perspectives on digital change?


The conference consists of ten sessions in which renowned experts analyse how digitization is reflected and made sense of in politics, the economy, media and science itself. A display of technological demonstrations offers an opportunity for exchange with scientists from STEM fields and developers, while young scientists will present their research in lightning talks, poster sessions and discussion groups. The program for the Herrenhausen Conference on "Society through the Lens of the Digital" can be found on our website:


We offer travel grants for PhD students and early Post Docs working on theoretical, methodological and empirical tools to analyze and conceive of the digitization of society and interested in the role social sciences and the humanities play in processes of digitization, and for developers, start-ups as well as PhD students and early Post Docs from the STEM-field.
Applicants can win one of 30 travel grants to take part in the Herrenhausen Conference "Society through the Lens of the Digital" in Hanover, Germany. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2017. The grants include travel expenses to and from Hanover, visa fees (if applicable), as well as accommodation in Hanover. Please check the corresponding calls on


The conference language is English.


The conference is held at Herrenhausen Palace, a modern conference center in Hanover, Germany. You can reach the venue by tram: Take line 4 or 5 and get off at "Herrenhäuser Gärten".

For more information and the complete program, please see

Information on participating / attending:
There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. If you would like to attend the conference, please register via


05/31/2017 13:30 - 06/02/2017 13:30

Event venue:

Herrenhausen Palace / Tagungszentrum Schloss Herrenhausen
Herrenhäuser Str. 5
30419 Hanover

Target group:

Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Information technology, Media and communication sciences, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




Jens Rehländer


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