Workshop: Pioneering Journalism (University of Groningen)

18 April 2018 – University of Groningen
A workshop organised by Groningen Centre for Media and Journalism Studies Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) University of Groningen
In this workshop we bring together leading scholars from the field of journalism studies to address issues of journalism, media innovation and civic culture.

Masterclass Professor Richard Dyer

05 April 2018
Richard Dyer is Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at King’s College, London, and Professorial Fellow in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK. He has been honoured by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies, and Turku and Yale Universities, and is Fellow of the British Academy. His many books include Stars (1979), Heavenly Bodies (1986), Now You See It (1990), Only Entertainment (1992), The Matter of Images (1993), White (1997), The Culture of Queers (2002), Pastiche (2006), Nino Rota (2010), In the Space of a Song (2012), and Lethal Repetition (2015). This year, he published La Dolce Vita in the BFI Film Classics series.

CLARIAH Media Studies Summer school

July 2-6, 2018
This one-week event introduces scholars (senior and phd) to the CLARIAH tools for advanced audio-visual analysis, which enable research on a growing number of collections and their contextual data. Guided by experts in data-driven research, the participants will work in small teams on specific research projects.

Research internship vacancy: ACE Producers

The role of the research intern is to gather data on the monetary power of all of ACE’s members – demonstrating the importance, in financial terms, of what these producers represent. ACE has close to 200 producers making a number of films per year – the combined turnover of these producers’ companies is substantial. To help make the role of producers respected and influential in the world of politics and economics, it is important to make clear to politicians and decisionmakers how many jobs producers create and how much money they feed back into the system.

Call for Papers: Digital Citizens: Engaging with Information Politics, Transparency and Surveillance

This issue of the Digital Culture & Society journal invites theoretical and artistic contributions on citizen engagement, digital citizenship and grassroots information politics. Today, engagement and participation are considered key when we investigate media and user practices. Participation has become a popular imperative of digital societies: “Calls for greater transparency and participation are heard not just by elected officials, but also in corporate headquarters” (Geiselhart, 2004). A number of theoretical reflections on digital societies assume that social media are becoming a dominant media channel for participatory engagement.

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 […]