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)
Email: d.mustata@rug.nl

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 – 15.45Break
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 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 17.00Atelier
dr. Dana Mustata (University of Groningen)
Wednesday June 27th
9.30 – 12.30Workshop on papers
dr. Dana Mustata (University of Groningen)
12.30 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 16.30Keynote - Social media and the engineering of everyday life
Prof. dr. José van Dijck (University of Amsterdam)
+ panel discussion
Senaatskamer
16.30Drinks

PhD programme summer school 2012
Wednesday June 27th
9.30 – 12.30Master class by Prof. dr. José van Dijck
14.00 – 16.30Keynote - Social media and the engineering of everyday life
Prof.dr. José van Dijck (UvA)
+ panel discussion
Senaatskamer
16.30Drinks
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

New funding model research schools

New funding model research schools

On January 1st 2011 an agreement between the national research schools and the Faculties in the field of the Humanities came into force. This agreement concerns both the funding and the mandate of the research schools.

The most important elements of the accord are:

  • Both PhD and Research Master (ReMa) programs in the field of the Humanities fall under the final responsibility of the local Graduate Schools.
  • The local Graduate Schools offer their own range of courses in the field of general, transferable skills (e.g. Academic Writing, Oral Presentation, Career Orientation). National research schools provide an inter-university range of high-quality, intensive (inter)disciplinary courses that complements the course units offered by the local Graduate Schools.
  • PhD candidates appointed by a faculty will receive a training budget of € 2000 for the duration of their appointment, half of which will be transferred to the research school at which the PhD candidate is registered. ReMa students will have a training budget of € 500, all of which is transferred to the relevant research school. These budgets will be managed by the local Graduate Schools.
  • Should a PhD candidate or ReMa student want to follow a different course unit at a different research school in the field of the Humanities (and he or she meets the entry requirements), this course unit can be followed free of cost.
  • The faculties will reserve and allocate hours to the research schools for the organization and implementation of teaching, up to an agreed annual maximum, and include these hours in the task calculations of the relevant lecturers.
  • Research schools will receive a fixed, task-related budget for the office and board.

Download the full text of the agreement beteen the DLG (Discussion Group of the Disciplines Art and History) and the partnership of national research schools in the field of the Humanities (Logos)

RMeS Winter School 2012 – Media/History

RMeS Winter School 2012 – Media/History

The RMeS Winter School 2012 will discuss issues in Media History and Media Historiography in a series of seminars and workshop sessions for Research Master students and PhD students. For the seminar sessions students will receive reading assignments, for the workshop sessions they will prepare short papers relating their own research interest to the topic of the Winter School and the readings.

For participation in and preparation of the Winter School RMA and PhD students will receive 5 ECTS. To bring this in line with the modules of their respective home universities they can either do supplementary work assigned by the Winter School or do an individual assignment within their own program.

Program for Research Master students

 

Program for Research Master students
Monday, January 30
Morning Session
09.30-09.45
Opening and Welcome
09.45-11.15
Seminar RMA 1 - Models of Media Historiography (Frank Kessler / de Vries)
11.30-13.00Seminar RMA 2 - Histories of Media Technologies (Andreas Fickers)
13.00Lunch
Afternoon Session
14.30-16.00
Seminar RMA 3 - Social History of Media (Judith Thissen)
16.15-17.45Atelier RMA 1
During the three atelier sessions, students will give presentations in which they discuss the historical dimension of their own object of research.
Tuesday, January 31
Morning Session
09.45-11.15
Seminar RMA 4 - Comparative Studies in Media History / Intermediality / Networks (Richard Rogers)
11.30-13.00
Seminar RMA 5 - Preperation for Spigel's keynote (Judith Keilbach)
13.00Lunch
Afternoon Session
14.30-16.00
Atelier RMA 2
During the three atelier sessions, students will give presentations in which they discuss the historical dimension of their own object of research.
16.15-17.45Atelier RMA 3
During the three atelier sessions, students will give presentations in which they discuss the historical dimension of their own object of research.
Wednesday, February 1
Morning Session
10.00-13.00
AV Archives in the NL Film museum (Oudegracht183, Utrecht)
13.00Lunch
Afternoon Session
14.00 - 15.45Workshop hosted by SETUP
16.00 - 17.30Keynote Lynn Spigel
17.30Drinks

Monday and Tuesday: Seminars for Research Master students (exact order to be announced)

  1. Models of Media Historiography
  2. Histories of Media Technologies
  3. Social Histories of Media
  4. Comparative Studies in Media History / Intermediality
  5. Media Networks

During the three workshop sessions, students will give presentations in which they discuss the historical dimension of their own object of research. What kinds of historicizing do they need to do in order to frame their object.

Wednesday will start with a presentation for both RMA and PhD students on AV archives in the Netherlands with a focus on ongoing projects of digitization.

In the afternoon there will be a lecture by an international guest speaker (to be announced)

PhD seminar sessions

PhD seminar sessions
Wednesday
February 1
Morning Session
10.00-13.00
AV Archives in the NL Film museum (Oudegracht 183, Utrecht)
13.00Lunch
Afternoon Session
14.30-16.30
Keynote Lynn Spigel
16.30Drinks
Thursday
February 2
Morning Session
10.00-13.00
Masterclass Lynn Spigel
13.00Lunch
Afternoon Session
14.30-16.00
Atelier PhD Students 1
16.15-17.45Atelier PhD Students 2
Friday
February 3
Morning Session
10.00-13.00
Seminar PhD Students
13.00Lunch
Afternoon Session
14.30-16.00
PhD Students 3
16.15-17.00
Closing Discussion
17.00Drinks

Wednesday will start with a presentation for both RMA and PhD students on AV archives in the Netherlands with a focus on ongoing projects of digitization.

In the afternoon there will be a lecture by Lynn Spigel 

Thursday: Masterclass conducted by the guest speaker
Friday: Seminar “Historicizing Media”

During the workshop sessions, PhD students will give presentations reflecting upon the way in which they historicize their object and/or what historiographical approaches they use. These will then be discussed in the group.

 

RMeS Summer School 2011: The Future of Media Studies

The first RMeS summer school event (June 27 – June 28, 2011) was themed “The Future of Media Studies”. It focused especially on “New Methods” and innovative approaches or novel theories. During the same week, the University of Amsterdam’s Media Studies department hosted the Digital Methods Summer School, a successful initiative now in its fifth edition which attracts a substantial international crowd of students and faculty. On the second day of this RMeS launching event, we joined forces with the Digital Methods summer school and scheduled a lecture and several workshops together. The first day (Monday) featured a panel, a keynote lecture, several workshops and a social event for RMeS members.

On the first day of the summer school, there were two rounds of workshops, themed “Breaking Boundaries”. During the first round, we invited selected PhD students and junior faculty members in the disciplines (film, television, new media, journalism, etc.) to give short (max. ten minutes) presentations on the innovative approach they use in their discipline-based research. During the second round, we invited PhD students and senior faculty to pitch their interdisciplinary (innovative) approach and explain why this new methodological or theoretical approach will change the field of media studies. During the second day, we offered two workshops on “digital methods.” These workshops were hands on, to make participants familiar with practical uses and applications of digital research methods.

Download Program RMeS Summer School 2011