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Knowledge Dissemination in the Digital Era. Language and Episteme

Knowledge Dissemination in the Digital Era. Language and Episteme

Department of Law, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Via San Geminiano 3, 41121Modena 18-20 November 2015

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Department of Culture and Language Studies, UNIMORE; LUIQ, Lund University
Chair: Annalisa Coliva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & COGITO-MO): annalisa.coliva@unimore.it.

Sponsored by:
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena
National Research Project PRIN Realismo e oggettività
Swedish Research Council (through the framework project Knowledge in a Digital World; PI: Erik J. Olsson)Department of Culture and Language Studies , University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Conference programme

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

9.00-9.30: Registration AULA MAGNA

9.30-9.45: Greetings from Academic Authorities

9.45-11.45: PLENARIES: Social epistemology in the digital era Chair: Annalisa Coliva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

9.45-10.45: Erik J. Olsson, George Masterton (Lund University) − Linking as voting: from Condorcet to Google Chair:Marina Bondi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

10.45-11-45: Naomi Baron (American University, Washington) − Know what? Learning, thinking, and knowing in a digital world

AULA MAGNA

12.00-13.20: OPEN SESSION A (Epistemology): Digital Epistemology

Chair: Giorgio Volpe (University of Bologna)

12.00-12.40: Rasmus Rendsvig (Lund University) Measuring social transmission: competence and imitation

12.40-13.20: Cathrine Felix (Lund University)
Online interaction and non-epistemic grounds for belief

LABORATORIO LINGUISTICO
12.00-13.20: OPENS SESSION B (Linguistics): Heritage and Tourism Chair: Nicholas Brownlees (University of Florence)

12.00-12.20: Gloria Cappelli, Silvia Masi (University of Pisa)
Knowledge dissemination through tourist guidebooks: mind the gap between adults’ and children’s

12.20-12.40: Giuliana Diani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Christina Samson (University of Florence)
The dissemination of cultural heritage knowledge in on-line tourist guidebooks and travel blogs

12.40-13.00: Maria Cristina Paganoni (State University, Milan) Debating the smart city on the web: a linguistic investigation

13.00-13.20: Discussion

13.20-15.00: Lunch at Caffè Concerto

AULA MAGNA
15.00-17.00: PLENARIES: Information and knowledge dissemination in the digital era Chair: Marina Bondi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

15.00-16.00: Stefano Ossicini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) − Story telling: a knowledge dissemination strategy in hard sciences Chair: Andrea Sereni (IUSS, Pavia)

10.45-11.45: Gloria Origgi (Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS) – Knowledge and trust in the digital era: for a second order epistemology

17.00-17.40: Coffee break

AULA MAGNA
17.40-19.00: OPEN SESSION A (Linguistics): Translation and online dictionaries for KD Chair: Davide Mazzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

17.40-18.00: Giuseppe Palumbo (University of Trieste)
Reorienting translation choices: English as a lingua franca, knowledge dissemination and a revision of the source/target distinction

18.00-18.20: Ilaria Moschini (University of Florence)
Hacking the ‘code’. A linguistic and socio-semiotic analysis of the _Jargon File _(or the _New Hacker’s Dictionary_)

18.20-18.40: Chiara Preite (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Vulgariser la terminologie de la crise économique et financière: les dictionnaires Internet comme véhicule de déterminologisation

18.40-19.00: Discussion

LABORATORIO LINGUISTICO
17.40-18.40: OPEN SESSION B (Linguistics): Corporate communication and finance Chair: Franca Poppi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

17.40-18.00: Chiara Prosperi Porta (La Sapienza University, Rome)
Comparative mechanisms and relations in the dissemination of institution-centred financial knowledge

18.00-18.20: Maria Cristina Gatti (University of Verona)
Synchronous vs asynchronous forms of corporate communication: the case of instant messaging

18.20-18.40: Discussion

Thursday, 19 November 2015

AULA MAGNA
9.30-11.30: PLENARIES: Trust and credibility in the digital era Chair: Paolo Leonardi (University of Bologna)

9.30-10.30: Marina Sbisà, Paolo Labinaz (University of Trieste) – Credibility in social networks Chair: Carla Bagnoli(University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

10.30-11.30: Elizabeth Fricker (Oxford University) − The prizes and perils of trusting others

AULA MAGNA

11.40-13.00: OPEN SESSION A (Epistemology): Reputation and trust

Chair: Paolo Labinaz (University of Trieste) TBC

11.40-12.20: Emmanuel Genot (Lund University)
Gloria Origgi’s puzzle of trust & democracy and its empirical grounds

12.20-13.00: Ylva von Gerber (Lund University)
Friction – the cognitive and epistemic importance of face to face communication

LABORATORIO LINGUISTICO

11.40-13.00: OPEN SESSION B (Linguistics): PhD Workshop

Chair: Marc Silver (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

11.40-11.55: Jessica Dheskali (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Researching Academia.edu: The application of an online platform for academics

11.55-12.10: Dana Beyer (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Maybe Britannica Online, but definitely Wikipedia: A corpus analysis of hedges and boosters in two online encyclopaedias

12.10-12.25: Jacinta S. Edusei (Chemnitz University of Technology)

Probability adjuncts as hedges on the Web: A cross-cultural analysis

12.25-12.40: Yu Danni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) Metaphors in environmental accounting

12.40-13.00: Discussion

13.00-15.00: Lunch at Caffè Concerto

AULA MAGNA

15.00-16.20: OPEN SESSION A (Linguistics): Science and humanities

Chair: Belinda Crawford (University of Pisa)

15.00-15.20: Maria Freddi (University of Pavia)
Forms of knowledge dissemination in the discourse of science

15.20-15.40: Franca Poppi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) Research blogs: local or global reach?

15.40-16.00: Marina Dossena (University of Bergamo)
Knowledge Dissemination, Digital Humanities and crowd-sourcing projects for diachrony

16.00-16.20: Discussion

LABORATORIO LINGUISTICO
15.00-16.00: OPEN SESSION B (Linguistics): Health and medicine Chair: Giuseppe Palumbo (University of Trieste)

15:00-15:20: Michele Sala (University of Bergamo) Titles in medicine and science popularization

15:20-15:40: Renzo Mocini (La Sapienza University, Rome)
Filling gaps in medical knowledge. Comparative mechanisms in evidence-based medicine

15.40-16.00: Discussion

16.20-17.00: Coffee break

AULA MAGNA
17.00-19.00: PLENARIES: Communicative strategies in knowledge dissemination in the digital era Chair: Julia Bamford(L’Orientale University, Naples)

17.00-18.00: Cornelius Puschmann (Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen) − Dissemination, discussion, participation? Interrogating the evolution of science policy concepts from knowledge dissemination to citizen science

18.00-19.00: Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki) − Research blogs – disseminating knowledge or collaborating towards it?

20.00-: Conference dinner at Caffè Concerto

Friday, 20 November 2015

AULA MAGNA
9.30-11.30: PLENARIES: Information bubble and censorship in the digital era Chair: George Masterton (Lund University)TBC

9.30-10.30: Magnus Jiborn (Lund University) – In search of the climate filter bubble

10.30-11.30: Kristoffer Ahlström-Vij (Kent University) − Censoring online bullshit

AULA MAGNA
11.40-12.40: OPEN SESSION A (Linguistics): Arbitration and Politics Chair: Marina Dossena (University of Bergamo)

11.40-12.00: Giuliana Garzone (State University, Milan)
Sharing knowledge and expertise on social networking sites: arbitration and mediation on Web 2.0

12.00-12.20: Denise Milizia (University of Bari)

LABORATORIO LINGUISTICO
11.40-12.40: OPEN SESSION B (Linguistics): Health and Medicine Chair: Glen M. Alessi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

11:40-12:00: Laura Ferrarotti (La Sapienza University, Rome)
Knowledge dissemination and online personal health stories: narrative medicine and self- empowerment

12:00-12:20: Silvia Cavalieri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) Health literacy and young people: the case ofYoung Epilepsy website

12.20-12.40: Discussion

A synchronic and diachronic perspective of Knowledge Dissemination in UK politics

12.20-12.40: Discussion

13.00-15.00: Lunch at Caffè Concerto

AULA MAGNA
15.00-17.00: PLENARIES: Visual information, trust and linguistic analysis in the digital era Chair: Gabriella Del Lungo(University of Florence)

15.00-16.00: Rita Cucchiara (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) – Ontologies-based or data driven concept extraction in video
16.00-17.00: Josef Schmied (Chemnitz University of Technology) − Author identities in popular digital knowledge dissemination platforms: from Wikipedia to Academia.edu

17.00-17.40: Coffee Break

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