Guest Lecture Murray Smith (University of Kent) at University of Groningen


Guest Lecture at the University of Groningen Murray Smith (University of Kent): “From Reflex to Reflection: Thinking and Feeling in the Cinema” Respondent: Julian Hanich (University of Groningen) May 1 2014, 6-8pm, Marie Lokezaal (Harmony Building) Abstract “Like persons, works of art are a great deal richer than philosophy can or should want to capture.”…  Read more →

International conference: Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space


Date: June 18-20, 2014 Venue: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Organizers: José van Dijck & Thomas Poell Confirmed speakers: Lance Bennett, Tarleton Gillespie, Alfred Hermida, Hallvard Moe Discussants: C.W. Anderson, Marcel Broersma, Jean Burgess, Irene Costera Meijer, Mark Deuze, Marlies Glasius, Eggo Müller, Bernhard Rieder, Richard Rogers, and Michael Schudson This conference explores the potentially contradictory…  Read more →

Job opening: Full Professor of Media and Business


The Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam is looking for a: Full Professor (HL) of Media and Business (f/m, 1.0 fte)   A detailed job description is available at: Deadline applications: May 10,

PhD Defense: Nicolle Lamerichs


On March 26th at 12:00 RMeS member Nicolle Lamerichs will defend her dissertation ‘Productive Fandom’ at Maastricht University, Minderbroedersberg 4-6. About Productive Fandom Fans and gamers do more than just couch-surf: pop culture demands an increasing degree of participation via social media and platforms. Fans have been around for centuries and what they share is…  Read more →

Summer School – News and the Changing Culture of Public Information


The Huizinga Instituut (Research Institute and Graduate School for Cultural History) and Research School Mediastudies (RMeS) jointly present the 2014 Summer School: News and the Changing Culture of Public Information   Date: 16-18 June 2014 Venue: UB, University of Amsterdam and Trippenhuis, KNAW Organizers: Michiel van Groesen, Helmer Helmers, José van Dijck, Thomas Poell Speakers: Brendan Dooley (UC Cork), Lance Bennett…  Read more →