Vacancy: PhD-candidate “Urban Media Engagement” (EUR)

The project asks if and how young people construct an urban identity from their creative media practices. We build on two strands of urban research that claim, respectively, that creativity is a strong driver of a shared urban culture and that urban identities are less divisive and more inclusive than national ones. Our further integration of media research about active audience behaviour leads to a multidisciplinary perspective that reveals the potential of urban identities to exceed traditional divisions among youth based on national and ethnic backgrounds.

Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data

10 & 11 November 2017
The coordinates of democracy, civic engagement and political participation are being fundamentally reconfigured in the context of digital media, Big Data and algorithmic culture, and so too are the media industries. This joint conference of the ECREA Communication and Democracy and Media Industries and Cultural Production Sections provides the opportunity to analyse and assess these changes.

Connecting the Masses: 100 Years from the Russian Revolution

From Agitprop to the Attention Economy Call for Abstracts November 13th, 2017 at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam The relationship between governments and the people they govern has been always hostage to rhetoric, propaganda, and strategic public relations, as well as aggressive marketing and the influence of contemporary media industries, altering the dynamics […]

Hands-on workshop: Media Ecology Project – Mark J. Williams (Dartmouth University)

On Friday 12 May, 15:00-17:00 hours, Mark J. Williams, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth University, will teach a hands-on workshop on using the Mediathread platform for doing research on digitized historical US propaganda film collections. All very welcome! University of Amsterdam, Media Studies eLab, BG1, Turfdraasterpad 9, room 0.16. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-on-workshop-with-the-mediathread-workspace-tickets-33598948359 This […]

Keynote Lecture by Erkki Huhtamo (UCLA)

Projections: On the Media Archeology of the Screen Date: Tuesday 29 Augustus 2017 Time: 18:30-19:30 Venue: Utrecht University – Drift 21, room 0.32  (Entrance via  University Library, Drift 27) In his keynote lecture, Erkki Huhtamo will discuss the magic lantern from the point of view of the screen and the rich cultural imagination that surrounded […]

Symposium: Future Caucus

Becoming More 20 May: “Future Caucus” Date: 20 May 2017 Location: Auditorium – Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven Conveners: Sven Lütticken and Eric de Bruyn Speakers: McKenzie Wark, Maurizio Lazzarato, Diedrich Diederichsen, Kerstin Stakemeier, Marina Vishmidt, Doreen Mende. Open to: PhD Candidates and RMa Students Credits: 1 ECTS Registration: Please send an e-mail to rmes-fgw@uva.nl, and be sure […]

CfP: International Conference “Reinvestigating the Notion of Humanity in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”

June 1-3, 2017 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to April, 15, 2017. The Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies, Skopje, Macedonia and Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia organize The Second International Conference “Reinvestigating the Notion of Humanity in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”. The Second […]

Call for participation: Games for Cities Conference & Doctoral Consortium

Games for Cities International Conference & Doctoral Consortium 20-21 April, Het Nieuwe Instituut_Rotterdam http://gamesforcities.com/challenges/conference/ http://www.gamesforcities.com/challenges/doctoral-consortium/ How can games improve the process of urban planning? That’s the central question at the upcoming Games for Cities International Conference, taking place in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, April 20-21 2017. At the conference, game designers, researchers, architects, planners […]

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is looking for postdocs and visiting professors

Radboud University has a special programme for excellent researchers wishing to visit this university: the Radboud Excellence Initiative. It aims to bring postdocs and well established professors to Radboud University to do research for maximally 18 months or 6 months, respectively. Twenty Fellowships and six Professorships are made available annually for the whole university. Only […]

Call for participation: Digital Methods Summer School 2017

26 June – 7 July 2017
Gillian Rose employs the term visual methodologies for “researching with visual materials” (2016). Iconography, semiotics, framing analysis and multimodal analysis are among the approaches that may be applied to digital materials. One may also ask, does the online make a difference to the study of the visual? That is, with which approaches is the image considered primarily, or secondarily, as a digital object embedded in online media? Apart from the change in the setting of the object, there may also be methods that emerge from the new media, engines and platforms. What kinds of so-called ‘natively’ digital methods can be repurposed productively for visual analysis? How to make use of the Google’s reverse image search?

KNAW – Hendrik Muller Zomerseminar 2017

Sociale media zijn snel belangrijk geworden in het dagelijks leven van burgers. Steeds meer mensen vertrouwen op deze platformen voor hun nieuws- en informatievoorziening. Politici zijn Facebook en Twitter gaan gebruiken om direct met burgers te communiceren. Ook worden sociale relaties en persoonlijke en collectieve identiteiten online onderhouden en vorm gegeven. Welke effecten hebben sociale media […]

EYE College This is Film!

From April 3 to May 15, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage.

Lecture: Michael Wedel (University of Potsdam/Free University Berlin)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Whereas media archaeologists have been extremely critical of processes of canon-building (especially when it comes to old film history’s beloved ‘classics’ and ‘masterpieces’), on another, more conceptual level of its discursive formation it can be seen as rather canon-driven, drawing on a firm set of thinkers and cultural theorists, from Sigmund Freud, Henri Bergson and Walter Benjamin to Marshall McLuhan, Michel Foucault and Friedrich Kittler.

LPM Live Performers Meeting 2017

The eighteenth edition of LPM Live Performers Meeting is from 18th to 21st May in the spaces of Radion in Amsterdam. LPM 2017 Amsterdam offers the unique opportunity to experience 4 days of audiovisual performances, VJing, workshops, panel discussion, product showcases presented by more then 300 artists, professionals and video passionate from 40 countries presenting over 150 projects […]

Spring School: Media Systems: comparative and transnational perspectives. Focus on China

2nd to 6th, April 2017 Perugia, Italy Proposal submission deadline extended to: 31 January 2017 We are happy to announce that the First Spring School on “Media Systems: comparative and transnational perspectives. Focus on China” will be taking place in Perugia from April 2nd to April 6th, 2017 right before the well-known International Journalism Festival. […]

CfP: Animation and Memory

International Conference at Radboud University, Nijmegen, 22-23 June 2017 Confirmed keynote speakers Dr. Annabelle Honess Roe, University of Surrey Professor Suzanne Buchan, Middlesex University London Invited artist Ülo Pikkov, animator and PhD candidate at the Estonian Academy of Arts Call for Papers The past thirty years have witnessed the emergence of memory studies as a […]

Call for Contributions A Million Pictures: History, Archiving, and Creative Re‐use of Educational Magic Lantern Slides

Conference, 29 August 2017 – 1 September 2017 Utrecht, The Netherlands This conference is organised by the European Research Project A Million Pictures: Magic Lantern Slide Heritage as Artefacts in the Common European History of Learning . The magic lantern was an important visual entertainment and means of instruction in nineteenthcentury Europe and its former […]