Expert Workshop Series

Contemporary Approaches to Online Hate Speech


All workshops will be held in English and take place via Zoom, between September and October 2023, on Thursdays at 4:00–6:00 pm CEST except workshop 4, which will take place at 5:00-7:00 pm CEST.

In the autumn of 2023, we are hosting a series of seven virtual workshops on contemporary online hate speech. Their aim is to establish a dialogue between our research experiences and other expert approaches, opening up the debate on the challenges of hate speech in various areas of academic and professional practice. 

In order to reflect the multifaceted nature of the Decoding Antisemitism project and the many possible applications of its findings, each workshop will focus on a separate theme. We are excited to hear from our guest speakers, who will present their research or professional activities in relevant fields and will engage in a debate on the advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches, and the conclusions that can be drawn about contemporary online hate speech. 

Click on the workshop titles below for a more detailed event description and the list of invited speakers.

Workshop 1:
Qualitative analyses of online hate speech and the challenge of grey areas of meaning 
7 September 2023

Workshop 2:
Discourse analytical approaches to online hate speech. What is its social impact?
14 September 2023

Normalisation of hate speech in online spaces
28 September 2023, 5:00–7:00 pm CEST

Workshop 5:
Multimodal analysis of online hate speech
5 October 2023

Workshop 6:
Automated detection of online hate speech
12 October 2023

Workshop 7:
Educational strategies for online hate speech awareness, prevention and reaction
19 October 2023


A follow-up offline event will be hosted in German at TU Berlin on 22 February 2024.

This follow-up event aims to create a framework for the exchange of academic, educational and civil society actors in prevention and education work against antisemitism on the internet. Within this, the central insights of the Decoding Antisemitism project will first be presented. Then, four parallel workshops will provide impulses for combating antisemitism online – through judicial sanctions, strengthening counter-speech, deradicalisation offers and through the use of AI for improved moderation of social platforms.


TU Berlin
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZfA)
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104–106, 10553 Berlin