Crisis of Truth? The Digital Era and the Future of Knowledge
A two-day symposium hosted by Academic Writing Lab (AWL) and Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), IIIT-Delhi
27 & 28 August 2021
Call for papers
Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2021
Abstract selection announcement: April 30, 2021
Final paper submission deadline: July 31, 2021
The emergence of digital space as a new culture of knowledge generation and dissemination, prompts critical introspection on the new
possibilities of knowledge production, dissemination and consumption. Does the digital also alter the very character of such knowledge -
for instance, its truth conditions? What implications do these new modes of interaction and knowledge production have for the notion of the
‘public sphere’; for an emerging ‘digital commons’, and therefore, for what has been recognised as the ‘democratic potential of the internet’?
This symposium aims to address these concerns, which stem from the larger societal, political, and technological context in which the digital
is embedded, while also being transformed in relation to the possibilities that digital space opens up, as well as perhaps, those that it
Issues that might be discussed include (but are not limited to):
Those interested in participating are invited to submit a 200 word abstract for a 30-minute slot (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion) by April 15, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 30, 2021. Full-papers accepted for the symposium could range up to 5000 – 6000 words (excluding references) and will be required to be submitted by July 2021. Selected papers to be published in partnership with a major journal or academic media outlet.