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: RMeS-fgw@uva.nl
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 rmes-fgw@uva.nl 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: rmes-fgw@uva.nl | 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 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