March 22nd 2021

11:00 – 11:30                                                                

Welcome and opening by Klaus Geyer and Sharon Millar, University of Southern Denmark     

Hosted in breakout room “Plenary”:

11.30 – 12:30                                                                                      

Plenary session by Prof. Jörg Meibauer, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, DE     

Title: Exploring the linguistics of hate speech

Chair: Klaus Geyer

Hosted in breakout room “Plenary”



13:30 – 14:30                                                                

Parallel sessions 1-3     

Session 1, 22.03.21
(13:30 -14:30)
Session 2, 22.03.21
(13:30 -14:30)
Session 3, 22.03.21
(13:30 -14:30)
Countering Hate Speech, in Theory and Practice
Fabienne Baider, University of Cyprus & Christine Romain, Aix-Marseille Université
Perceptions of prejudice and discrimination among Basque-speaking adolescents
Samara Velte, University of the Basque Country
Hate Speech: Devirtualization from Online to Offline Spaces
Paul Wilson, University of Lodz & Barbara Lewandowska – Tomaszczyk, State University of Applied Science in Konin
Perceptions and acceptability norms of hatefulness in online user-generated contents
Angeliki Monnier, Université de Lorraine
Humour and popular culture symbiosis: spreading hate and counterhate through memes
Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero, University of Granada
Dynamics of German hate speech on the social media during Covid-19 Crisis
Lidiia Melnyk, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Legitimizing hate and political violence through meme images: the Bolsonaro campaign
Conceptión Fernández Villanueva, Complutense University of Madrid & Gabriel Byarri, Complutense University of Madrid/Macquarie University
‘Cockroaches’, ‘locusts’ and other ‘parasites’: The role of metaphor in the expression of anti-immigrant prejudice in Lithuanian online user-generated discourse.
Justina Urbonaité, Vilnius University
“Just die in a heat wave…”. Hate speech and impoliteness in YouTube postings on Greta Thunberg’s environmental activism
Marta Andersson, Stockholm University
Cyber hate speech in the UK and Poland: online reactions to the murder of Arkadiusz Jóźwik
Katerina Strani, Heriot-Watt University & Anna S. Koszak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan  
Folk Perceptions of Hate Speech in Denmark and Germany
Rasmus Nielsen, University of Southern Denmark
How deeply does hate speech get under your skin? Biosignals as a new means of measuring hate-speech perception
Oliver Niebuhr, University of Southern Denmark & Jana Neitsch, University of Stuttgart

14:30 – 15:30

Q&A Sessions

In the respective Q&A session, the presenters will have 15 minutes each for questions and discussion in the same order they presented in their parallel session.

Q & A Session 1  
Chair: Esben Nedenskov Petersen  
Hosted in breakout room 1
Q & A Session 2  
Chair: Miriam Schmidt-Jüngst  
Hosted in breakout room 2
Q & A Session 3  
Chair: Silvia Jaki  
Hosted in breakout room 3

15:45 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

Parallel sessions 4-6

Session 4, 22.03.21
(16:00 – 17:00)
Session 5, 22.03.21
(16:00 – 17:00)
Session 6, 22.03.21
(16:00 – 17:00)
Where Do Angry Birds Tweet? Economic inequality and cyberhate in Italy
Daria Denti, Londoch School of Economics & Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute
Hateful Questions
Esben Nedenskov Petersen, University of Southern Denmark  
Towards an Automated Assessment of Online Bad Actors
Helen Vernon, University of Stuttgart  
Political rhetoric and hate speech in the Shamima Begum case
Alexander Murphy, University of Leicester
Could dictionaries help us to understand hate speech?
Ana Clara Polakof and Andrés de Azevedo, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Anti-immigration ideology: hate speech, ethos and enemy’s figure
Nolwenn Lorenzi Bailly, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 & Lotta Lehti, University of Helsinki  
“Pull up the grass, dig up the roots”: Judicial Recognition of Dehumanizing Speech for the Legal Construction of Genocide
Carola Lingaas, VID Specialized University
Disguising hate speech as Christian forgiveness: The representation of “un-forgivable” otherness through negative prefixation and compound words in a response of the spokesperson for the Romanian Orthodox Church
Ruxandra Visan, University of Bucharest
Extreme communication and hate speech in extreme communities
Sasja Simone Krogh, University of Southern Denmark  
You have to get used to seeing them as animals”: Dehumanisation in hate speech on social media
Sylvia Jaki, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
“How can I answer without a mouth?” – West African adventurers facing the animal trope
Katharina Monz, Universität zu Köln
The lurking hate and emergent impoliteness in media discourse
Barbara Lewandowska – Tomaszczyk, State University of Applied Science in Konin & Piort Pezik, University of Lodz

17:00 – 18:00

Q&A Sessions

In the respective Q&A session, the presenters will have 15 minutes each for questions and discussion in the same order they presented in their parallel session.

Q & A Session 4  
Chair: Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero  
Hosted in breakout room 4
Q & A Session 5  
Chair: Rasmus Nielsen  
Hosted in breakout room 5
Q & A Session 6  
Chair: Oliver Niebuhr  
Hosted in breakout room 6

March 23rd 2021

09:00 – 10:00                                                                

Plenary session by Prof. Jonathan Culpeper, Lancaster University, UK          

Title: Impoliteness and hate speech: Compare and contrast

Chair: Sharon Millar

Hosted in breakout room “Plenary”    

10:00 – 11:00                                                                

Parallel sessions 7-9     

Session 7, 23.03.21
(10:00 – 11:00)
Session 8, 23.03.21
(10:00 – 11:00)
Session 9, 23.03.21
(10:00 – 11:00)
Social Media Hate Speech in Ethiopia: Prevalence, Severity, and Natures During Political Reform
Muluken Chekol, Bahir Dar University
Sexist Hate Speech, Ostracism, and the Intrinsically “Fascist” Aspect of Language
Francesca D´Angelo, University of Salerno

“Hate speech, the Holy See and discourse analysis”
Fabian van Samang, Auschwitz Foundation Brussels  
A Critical Discourse-Analytic Perspective of Hate Speech Contours in Online Posts and Comments about Migrants
Louise- Amélie Cougnon, UCLouvain
On the edge of hate speech and incitement to terrorism: exploring the role of mitigation in a controversial case
Dámaso Izquierdo-Alegría, ICS, Universidad de Navarra
Good Muslims vs. Bad Muslims: the concepts of kaffir, murtadd and taqiyya in the Islamic State
Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero, University of Granada  
‘No Gender, No Human’: The Discursive Construction of Nonbinary Gender as Subhuman in German Social Media Comments
Miriam Schmidt-Jüngst, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Pragma-Communicative Organization of Hate Speech: a Belarusian Case-Study
Ekaterina Vasilenko, Belarusian State University/ Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University
Verbalization of Hostility in the Social Media
Lilit Bekaryan, Yerevan State University  
Almans and Kanaks: Inter-cultural Stereotypes in a German Twitter Corpus
Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark
Usage of the word ‘pidor’ in Russian
Tamara Storozhenko, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences    
Perceived offensiveness of insults in the UK and Spain: A cross-linguistic and cross-cultural study Luna Filipovic, María Gómez-Bedoya & Alberto Hijazo-Gascón, University of East Anglia

11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:15

Q&A Sessions

In the respective Q&A session, the presenters will have 15 minutes each for questions and discussion in the same order they presented in their parallel session.

Q & A Session 7  
Chair: Justina Urbonaité  
Hosted in breakout room 7
Q & A Session 8  
Chair: Marta Andersson  
Hosted in breakout room 8
Q & A Session 9  
Chair: Jonathan Culpeper  
Hosted in breakout room 9

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:15

Parallel session 10

Session 10, 23.03.21
(13:30 – 14:30)
Lessons from Ancient Roman Hate Speech: Ideologies of Hierarchy and Violence
Sasha Barish, Rutgers University
Ethnophaulisms have different strength in bilinguals’ first and second languages – and not for the reasons you think
Michał B. Paradowski & Marta Gawinkowska, University of Warsaw
Mention topoi vs. plain use of German ethnophaulisms in hateful social media discourse
Klaus Geyer, University of Southern Denmark
Can legal sentences reduce cyberviolence? In-depth Interviews with sentenced offenders
Lea Stahel & Sebastian Weingartner, University of Zurich

14:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:30

Q&A Sessions

In the Q&A session, the presenters will have 15 minutes each for questions and discussion in the same order they presented in the parallel session.

Q & A Session 10  
Chair: Jörg Meibauer  
Hosted in breakout room 10

15:30 – 16:00

Thank you and goodbye (Klaus Geyer, Southern University of Denmark)

Hosted in breakout room “Plenary”