Summer School 2012

Summer School 2012 – Media in transition

University of Groningen
June 25-29, 2012
Detailed programme

Traditionally, research in the Humanities focuses on textual artifacts. Media scholars, whether they come from historical, cultural, literary, film or journalism studies, work with archival material, secondary sources, and media content. In the analogue age, these products had a relatively permanent character; research designs could take the permanence and durability of the text almost for granted. This is no longer the case. With the rise of digital technology, the production, content and reception of (or participation with) media is continuously in flux and the intensity of change in terms of production practices and institutional structures is significant. In the Digital Age, media objects are manipulable, malleable, and changeable which raises a number of challenges in terms of how we research our objects of study. Not only are audiences able to interact with content more easily, they are increasingly able to create, collaborate, and participate – turning into producers themselves. This summer school focuses on how to capture increasingly liquid media texts, how to conceptualize the growing diffusion of media production, and how to grasp our continually changing media landscapes. During the workshops this theme will be discussed from a theoretical perspective. Consequently, new qualitative methods will be discussed that enable scholars to study media in transition.

Organization: Groningen Centre for Media and Journalism Studies
and RMeS
Coordinator MA course: dr. Dana Mustata (University of Groningen)

RMa programme summer school 2012
Monday June 25th
10.00 – 10.30Opening and welcome
Prof.dr. Marcel Broersma
10.30 – 12.30Seminar 1:
Media in transition
dr. Thomas Poell (University of Amsterdam)
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 15.30Seminar 2:
Changing modes of production
dr. Ansgard Heinrich(University of Groningen)
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 18.00Seminar 3:
Online deliberation, social media and the public sphere
dr. Todd Graham (University of Groningen)
Tuesday June 26th
9.00 – 11.00Seminar 4:
The living archive
dr. Susan Aasman (University of Groningen)
11.00 – 13.00Seminar 5:
Audiences and media consumption
dr. Chris Peters (University of Groningen)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Atelier
dr. Dana Mustata (University of Groningen)
Wednesday June 27th
9.30 – 12.30Workshop on papers
dr. Dana Mustata (University of Groningen)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.30 Keynote - Social media and the engineering of everyday life
Prof. dr. José van Dijck (University of Amsterdam)
+ panel discussion

PhD programme summer school 2012
Wednesday June 27th
9.30 – 12.30Master class by Prof. dr. José van Dijck
14.00 – 16.30 Keynote - Social media and the engineering of everyday life
Prof.dr. José van Dijck (UvA)
+ panel discussion
PhD Workshop - Capturing media in flux: ethnography
Thursday June 28th
Observing transition in practice
dr. Tom van Hout (Leiden University)
Friday June 29th
Understanding media from the perspective of audiences
dr. Isabel Awad (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Additional information can be found here.
University of Groningen