The WOW2022 conference, themed Diversity, Diasporas and Digitality: The Worlds of
Wikimedia™ and beyond, will be hosted by University of Sydney on November 16- 18, 2022.
Call for papers
The first two decades of the 21st century have brought war, a global pandemic, climate
changes and the widespread erosion of culture, as recognised by the United Nations which
declared 2022-2032 to be the International Decade of Indigenous
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the variety of ways that digital media is (or isn’t) meeting these challenges. We invite
participants to consider how communities that have been displaced, marginalised or
otherwise disadvantaged, may best be served by online platforms and open knowledge
movements. We seek submissions that address open knowledge, global diversity, inclusivity
and cultural dynamism from a range of perspectives, including digital communication,
indigenous knowledge, health communication and Internet studies. We particularly encourage
submissions that explore knowledge activism, such as the Wikimedia movement; open
platforms, such as Wikipedia; as well as digital methods across different disciplines and
fields of knowledge.
Topics could address:
* Internet activism
* Digital diasporas
* Open knowledge
* Indigenous storytelling
* Covid online
* Gender parity
* Cultural resilience
* Decolonizing the Internet
* Digital tools and methods for online diversity and abilities
* Orality and Literacy
* Innovative Case Studies and projects
Please submit abstracts up to 250 words via
by June 20, 2022. Acceptance of papers
by July 11.
For questions please contact Associate Professor Frances Di
Lauro<mailto:email@example.com>, Department of Writing Studies, and Dr
Bunty Avieson<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, Department of Media and
Dr Bunty Avieson | Senior Lecturer | FHEA
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Literature, Art and Media | Department of
Media & Communications
Rm N225, John Woolley
The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006
T +61 2 8627 0201
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