AI Area Studies and the Global South

On July 8th, 2021 Andreas Sudmann (CITAS, University of Regensburg) will talk within the framework of the lecture series “Rethinking Area Studies and Space from the ‘Global South'” at the University of Regensburg about the past and future of AI in Area Studies.


AI, as an area of knowledge, is at the center of many recent academic debates, but despite its transregional impact it hasn’t yet played any significant role in the field of area studies. This diagnosis is noteworthy because, at least from a historical perspective, there are some relevant entanglements and interrelations between AI studies and area studies that need to be addressed accordingly. In my talk, therefore, I would like to discuss the past and future role of AI in area studies, but also to reflect more generally on the socio-epistemic significance of categories like areas and space for reflecting on AI as a global phenomenon, with a particular focus on perspectives related to the Global South.

Thursday, 07-08-2021, 06.15 p.m. – 07.45 p.m., virtual event

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This is an event of CITAS – Center for International and Transnational Area Studies.

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