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Februar 2023

The Diaspora Riddle. Studying Cross-Lingual Information Exchange

We welcome Magdalena H. Góralska to this Leibniz Media Lunch Talk. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Warsaw and guest researcher at HBI’s Media Research Methods Lab. Magdalena H. Góralska will talk about the dynamics of information sharing across languages by the members of the Polish diaspora in the US and Germany.

Dr. Gregor Wiedemann will provide the introduction. The event will be held in English.


12 p.m. to 1 p.m.



If you would like to attend, please register using this form. You will receive the registration data for Zoom shortly before the event.

About the Talk

While the internet is not exactly limited by state boundaries, it stays divided into language zones. Online spaces based on German, Polish or Mandarin remain otherwise separate, that is, until a speaker of either language translates a piece of information, bringing it from one linguistic space to another. Such sharing of news takes place very frequently and is traditionally mediated, for example, by foreign media correspondents. In the digital age, the role of such intermediaries has also been taken over by regular internet users, who frequent more than one language-bound online space. In this talk, Magdalena Góralska presents the results of her work aimed at understanding the dynamics of information sharing across languages by the members of the Polish diaspora in the US and Germany. She is using the example of Lyme disease (borreliosis) to present a mix-method approach to studying such cross-lingual information exchange. 

About Our Guest

Magdalena H. Góralska is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Warsaw, researching how digital communication influences medical controversies, creating what she calls digitally induced distrust. 


Infos zur Veranstaltung


via Zoom

Contact person

Dr. Wiebke Schoon
Research Transfer and Events

Dr. Wiebke Schoon

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg
Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 50
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