Sonic Acts Academy 2018

Full programme announced for Sonic Acts Academy 2018 Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge 23–25 February The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy takes place from 23 to 25 February 2018 at various venues in Amsterdam, including Dansmakers and Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin, with several pre-festival events at the EYE Filmmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and […]

Call for Papers: Remaking European Cinema

A symposium on the theory and practice of the film remake in a European context 1 June 2018 Ghent University, Belgium Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware Professor Lucy Mazdon, University of Southampton Dr Iain R. Smith, King’s College London The film remake, whether as a practice or a concept, has been […]

Inaugurele rede dr. A.W. Badenoch (VU University)

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: TRANSNATIONAL MEDIA AND THE NATIONAL ARCHIVE VRIJDAG 1 DECEMBER 2017 De rector magnificus van de Vrije Universiteit en de decaan van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen nodigen u van harte uit tot het bijwonen van de openbare zitting van het College van Decanen, waarin de heer dr. A.W. Badenoch benoemd vanwege het Nederlands […]

International Conference: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future

International Conference 25th-26th of January 2018, Amsterdam Organized by the Humanities Department of the Open University, the Netherlands supported by NICA REGISTRATION NOW OPEN More information: See Flyer: The Icon as Cultural Model On Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of January the Humanities Department of the Open University the Netherlands organizes the international conference […]

Call for papers: EYE International Conference 2018

Call for papers EYE International Conference 2018 Activating the Archive Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change Amsterdam, The Netherlands 26 to 29 May 2018 Hosted by EYE Filmmuseum Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2017 The 2017-2018 academic year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Master’s in Preservation and Presentation of […]

Werken in de (geestes)wetenschap

KNIR – Rome | 11 – 19 juni 2018
In deze Masterclass zal Frits van Oostrom zijn passie voor het werken in de wereld van de wetenschap delen met een select gezelschap jonge academici die hij in hun zekerheden en onzekerheden ten aanzien van hun toekomst in en buiten de wetenschap wil coachen.

Transmission in Motion

Technological developments inform the ways information travels through media, turn archives into ‘dynarchives,’ and set knowledge cultures in motion. Such developments foreground the performativity of practices of transmission and the materiality of mediation; moreover, they point to movement and embodiment as key to both transmission and mediation. Moving images, motion capture, virtual mobility, mobile and algorithmic media, and haptic interfaces are some of the technologies which exemplify the way in which movement, embodiment and performativity are increasingly part of both what is captured and communicated by media, and how media afford interaction.

Call for Chapters | Locating Imagination. Popular Culture, Tourism & Belonging

[Call for Chapters] | Edited Volume: Locating Imagination. Popular Culture, Tourism & Belonging.
Abstract Deadline: 20 November 2017
In the wake of a successful multidisciplinary and international conference on the intersections between popular culture and notions of place held at Erasmus University Rotterdam (5-7th of April 2017) and initial interest from a reputable academic publisher, contributions are being welcomed for an edited volume entitled: Locating Imagination. Popular Culture, Tourism & Belonging.

Digital Humanities Day Groningen: DH and Media Studies

26 & 27 October University of Groningen On Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of October, the Groningen Centre for Digital Humanities organises the two-day Digital Humanities Day. Academics in the Humanities can attend hands-on workshops on the newest technologies in DH, present their DH research projects and exchange ideas on recent developments of […]

CLARIAH Workshop

19 October | 14-17 pm Turfdraagsterpad 9, BG 1, Room 0.16 (eLab) University of Amsterdam Please register by emailing The upcoming CREATE Digital History Workshop will take place on 19 October and focuses on the history of migration and professions using various tools created by CLARIAH (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and […]

Performing Robots

13 October, 16.30-18.00h at Het Huis (Boorstraat 107), Utrecht “All the world’s a stage”, Shakespeare famously claimed, “and all the men and women merely players”. Today, we witness new species of players entering the world-stage as social robots are becoming increasingly part of the performance of everyday life and work. Social robots are robots that […]

Symposium: European Performing Arts Dataverse

9 November 2018 University of Amsterdam, BG 2 – 0.02. Turfdraagsterpad 15 Organized by: the CREATE Research Programme (University of Amsterdam) in collaboration with the Flemish Scientific Research Community “Cultures of Spectacle”. Aim and topic:  to assess the feasibility of creating an international framework and data model that would allow for harmonisation of different European […]

Call for Proposals: KB Researcher-in-Residence Program 2018

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands is seeking proposals for its Researcher-in-residence program to start in 2018. This program offers a unique chance to early career researchers to work in the library with the Digital Humanities team and KB data. In return, we learn how researchers use the data of the KB. […]

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 […]