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Lecture series: Making sense of the digital society

The rapidly advancing technological shift brings about enormous uncertainties. To better understand and shape these changes in the future, comprehensive explanations and classifications are essential. Therefore, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) have launched the lecture series Making sense of the digital society. The goal is to develop a European perspective on the current transformation process and its societal implications.

A collection of the previous lectures is also part of the Digital Society Compendium.

Latest lecture

Daniel Miller: The global evolution of smart technologies

Daniel Miller: The global evolution of smart technologies

Daniel Miller's keynote will provide insight into the results of ten years of ethnographic research on digital media use.

Past lectures


Thomas Christian Bächle, Dr.

Head of research programme: The evolving digital society


This compendium provides a collection of current research on digitalisation and society. It is based on the lecture series.


Once a month we publicly discuss the impact of digitalisation on the society. Therefore we invite special guests and engage in a dialogue with the audience.


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