The first session “Migration & Mobility” of the Geolingual Studies workshop had a special highlight in store: Dr. Richard Lemoine Rodríguez presented a scientific study on the war in Ukraine. He showed how social network data can be used to identify the issues that are on the minds of migrants fleeing from the war at different stages of their escape from the country. This data-driven analysis was then mirrored by Kyryl Hrinchenko, a Ukrainian migrant, who had to experience the horror of the refugee experience with his family. His very personal, emotional story of escape reflected the rational scientific data view with experiences from the unfortunately often cruel reality.In addition, the migration in general and the refugee crisis in particular in a different part of the world, in West Africa, was also a topic of this session.
Johannes Mast presented how social network data allows to better understand the migrant perspective in and out of Nigeria. And, Hannes Taubenböck showed that in global online media, the refugee crisis in West Africa is one of the forgotten crises of this world.
The workshop is taking place this week from Tuesday to Thursday at the Zentrum für Philologie und Digitalität (ZPD; Emil-Hilb-Weg 23, 97074 Würzburg) of the University of Würzburg. Feel free to join. Here is the link to the programm: http://remote-sensing.org/final-program-for-the-workshop-on-geolingual-studies-gls-a-new-research-direction/