Information regarding the courses and events of the educational program 2017-18 will be updated regularly. Please check back here in a couple of weeks. Find some general information under ‘Education for PhD candidates‘  (for PhD’s) or ‘Education for RMa Students‘ (research master students).

  • URBAN FRICTION | the [urban interfaces] graduate seminar 2017-2018


    8 November, 2017 - 9 May, 2018

    Seminars: 8 November 2017, 31 January, 27 February, 9 May 2018 | Workshop: two-day “pressure cooker” workshop: February 27-28 | Venue: Parnassos, Kruisstraat 201, Utrecht | Organization: Nanna Verhoeff, Michiel de Lange, Sigrid Merx, Hira Sheikh
    Registration via:
    Please be sure to specify your master programme, national research school and university

  • RMeS Seminar: “What, of Art, Belongs to the Present?”

    1 February, 2018 - 25 February, 2018

    In cooperation with the Sonic Acts

    When? February 2018, see below | Time? See Below | Where? Utrecht University / University of Amsterdam | For? PhD Candidates and RMa Students | Credits?  TBA | Convenor? Dr Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University/Hong Kong University) | More information

    THE COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED, please send an e-mail to with your name, university and research school. We will put you on our waiting list.

    Preliminary Programme:

    * This seminar is still being developed as the is to involve more artists (the structure (esp. the dates, the texts) will stay like this.

    Feb 1. 10-13h. Utrecht University
    Session 1: A Materialist Turn: Let the Earth Enter History

    Feb 8. 10-13h. Utrecht University
    Session 2: How Art Matters: the Seen and the Un(fore)seen

    Feb 15. 10-13h. Utrecht University
    Session 3: Eternal Objects…

    Feb 23-25 Sonic Acts Academy Amsterdam (several locations)

    • Feb 23 14-17 University of Amsterdam: Session 4: Time, the Opera. A workshop with Jennifer Walshe
    • Feb 24-25 Sonic Acts Academy (Several Locations)
    • Feb 25 Research Lab on Time: What, of Art, Belongs to the Present? (Location to be announced)


  • RMeS Trending Topics 2018: Engaging Objects

    16 February, 2018 - 16 March, 2018

    RMeS Trending Topics 2018:

    When? 16 & 23 February, 2 & 9 March 13.00 – 17.00 / presentation day: 16 March 2018. 10.00 – 17.00 | Where? Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 15A – 105 | Course? RMa Course: Trending Topics | ECTS? 6 | Coordinator? Dr Maryn Wilkinson (UvA) | Guest lectures by? Dr Miklos Kiss (RUG), Eva Sancho-Rodriguez (UvA), Dr Anne Kustritz (UU), Dr Mark Stewart (UvA), Daniël de Zeeuw (UvA), Dr Sabrina Sauer (RUG), Dr Scott Eldridge II (RUG), Dr Marc Tuters (UvA) | Organisation? RMeS | Open to? First and second year RMa students in Media Studies, who are a member of a Dutch Graduate Research School (onderzoekschool). Students who are members of RMeS will have first access. RMeS staff and PhD researchers are welcome to sit in on specific sessions; please send an e-mail to RMeS if you intend to attend one or more seminar sessions: | More information

    max number of participants: 20


    13.00-17.00 on Friday, February 16th, 2018 : “Engaging film today”

    •  Dr Miklos Kiss (Groningen)
    •  Eva Sancho-Rodriguez (UvA)

    13.00-17.00 on Friday, February 23rd, 2018: “Engaging fan practices”

    •  Dr Anne Kustritz (UU)
    •  Dr Mark Stewart (UvA)

    13.00-17.00 on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 “On the internet ugly and internet aesthetics”

    •   Daniël de Zeeuw (UvA)
    •   Dr Sabrina Sauer (Groningen)

    13.00-17.00 on Friday, March 9th, 2018: “On fake news and the alt-right” 

    • Dr Scott Eldridge II (Groningen)
    • Dr Marc Tuters (UvA)
  • RMeS RMa Course: Contemporary approaches to digital cultures: platforms, politics, performances and people

    6 April, 2018 - 18 May, 2018

    When? 6 April, 13 April, 20 April, 4 May and 18 May. 13:00-17:00 | Where? Erasmus University Rotterdam | For? PhD Candidates and RMa Students | Credits? 6 ECTS | Coordination? Dr Payal Arora (Erasmus University Rotterdam – ERMeCC) | More information

  • RMeS Summer School 2018: New Materialism

    20 June, 2018 - 22 June, 2018

    See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me: Material and Affective Turns in Media Studies

    When? 20, 21 & 22 June 2018 | Where? Radboud Universtiy Nijmegen| For? PhD Candidates and RMa Students | ECTS? 2 ECTS / 5 ECTS (with paper)
    Organizers? Organizers? Prof. Anneke Smelik (coordinator), Dr. Christophe van Eecke, Dr. Vincent Meelberg, Dr. László Munteán, Dr. Martijn Stevens, and Lianne Toussaint. | More information