Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Hate Speech: The International Perspective (IPHSE II)

When? November 11, 2021

Where? University of Hildesheim, Bühler Campus L 131 (In case of travel restrictions due to a negative development in the COVID-19 pandemic, it will take place online on the same date.) or online (


In the second part of the IPHSE* conference series, we will extend the interdisciplinary discussion of online hate speech to an international perspective. We therefore invite researchers from Germany and abroad to present their research on online hate speech in the fields of Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Information Science and Political Science. Together, we would like to discuss topics like the description of hate speech as well as its regulation. Automatic detection systems play an important role in the regulation of hate speech online, and there has been an increasing need for more powerful, but at the same time also more transparent systems (XAI).

*IPHSE II is part of the project HASeKI (Das Phänomen Hate Speech und seine Erkennung durch KI: interdisziplinär – international – erklärbar?) on the explainability of hate speech detection, which is financed by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.

Conference Program

09.30 a.m.

Welcoming speech

Prof. Dr. Bettina Kluge, Vice President for International Matters, University of Hildesheim

09.50 a.m.

»A Multilingual Perspective on Hate Speech Detection in Social Media«

Dr. Ilia Markov, University of Antwerp (Belgium)

10.30 a.m.

»Ethnicity-targeted and stereotype-based implicit hate speech detection«

Prof. Paolo Rosso, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)



11.30 a.m.

»A Corpus-linguistic Perspective on Hate Speech in German and Danish Social Media«

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Bick, University of Southern Denmark Odense

12.10 a.m.

»Hateful Speech & Violent Talk in far-right online fringe-communities«

Greta Jasser & Savvas Zannettou, University of Hildesheim & Max Planck Institut Informatics Saarbruecken (Germany)

12:50 p.m.

»Socio-political Cyber Abuse in India- AI as gatekeepers?«

Dr. Richa Mishra, Nirma University (India) & Mr Kartikeya Mishra, Adelaide University (Australia)



02.30 p.m.

»A Roadmap to Implicitly Abusive Language«

Prof. Dr. Michael Wiegand, University of Klagenfurt (Austria)

03.10 p.m.

»Evaluating automatic annotations of harmful language online«

Prof. Dr. Tatjana Scheffler, Veronika Solopova & Dr. Mihaela Popa-Wyatt, University of Bochum (Germany)



04.00 p.m.

»Taxonomy of social media platforms and their impact on enforcing social norms«

Nathalie van Raemdonck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

04.40 p.m.

»Investigating the German Hater Community on Telegram«

Maximilian Wich, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

05.20 p.m.

Conference Closing


*Subject to change without notice.
** CET time zone