PhD Alumni

PhD defence Tom Slootweg (University of Groningen)

On Monday April 9, 2018 at 16:15, Tom Slootweg will defend his doctoral thesis Resistance, Disruption and Belonging. The thesis returns to the period before the explosive rise of YouTube. The slow introduction of video as a consumer media technology, from the mid-1960s onwards, set in motion a long phase during which expectations were rife with video’s potential for everyday users in terms of participation and media democratisation.

PhD Defence: Tim van der Heijden (Maastricht University)

On Thursday 18 January 2018 at 16:00h, Tim van der Heijden will defend his PhD dissertation Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895–2005. This research project analyses how throughout the twentieth century various generations have recorded their family memories on film, video and digital media.

PhD Defence: Christian Gosvig Olesen (University of Amsterdam)

When? Wednesday 10 May 2017, 14:00 Where? Agnietenkapel at the University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229-231, Amsterdam. The doors close at the exact time and latecomers will not be able to enter. On Wednesday 10 May 2017, Christian Gosvig Olesen will defend his PhD Dissertation Film History in the Making – Film Historiography, Digitised Archives […]

PhD Defence: Birte Schohaus (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

14 maart 2017
Redacties talkshows vermijden risico’s. Format tv-show bepalend voor keuze politieke gasten

Niet de presentator, niet de opvattingen van de redactie maar het ‘format’ bepaalt volkomen welke politici worden uitgenodigd in de zes belangrijkste Nederlandse talkshows. Zij worden, naar gelang de aard van het programma, geselecteerd op politieke relevantie en ‘talkability’. Redacties zijn daarbij huiverig om te experimenteren met onbekende hoofdgasten. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van Birte Schohaus, die op 14 maart promoveert aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Ze weerlegt in het onderzoek ook de kritiek dat talkshows de ‘gewone man’ te weinig aan het woord zouden laten.

PhD Defence: Alex Gekker (Utrecht University)

Uniquitous Cartography: Casual Power in Digital Maps When? 9 December 2016, 14:30 Where? Senaat hall of the Academiegebouw (academy building) of Utrecht University, at Domplein 29, 3512 JE  Utrecht. The doors close at the exact time and latecomers will not be able to enter. On 9 December 2016, Alex Gekker will defend his PhD Thesis […]

PhD Defense: Enis Dinç (University of Amsterdam)

Performing Modernity: Atatürk on Film (1919-1938) Supervisors: Frank van Vree, M. Şükrü Hanioğlu and Esther Peeren Date: 13 December 2016, 12:00 hrs, Agnietenkapel When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of the Turkish Republic, took the lead in the national resistance movement in Anatolia in 1919, he was far from being a household name. Nevertheless, […]

Promotie: Merel Borger (Vrije Universiteit)

18 oktober 2016
De komst van digitale technologie heeft de verwachting opgeroepen dat iedereen voortaan zou kunnen deelnemen aan het maken en verspreiden van nieuws. Op basis van literatuurstudie, kwalitatieve analyse van diepte-interviews en inhoudsanalyse van nieuwsberichten onderzocht Merel Borger hoe participatieve ontwikkelingen in de journalistiek invloed hebben op conventionele opvattingen over wat telt als journalistiek en wie telt als journalist.

PhD Defence: Niels Kerssens

Cultures of Use – 1970s/1980s: An Archaeology of Computing’s Integration with Everyday Life Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016, at 10am sharp. Venue: Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam (address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231 Promotors: Prof. dr José van Dijck & Dr Bernard Rieder You are cordially invited to attend the public defence, which will take place in the Agnietenkapel, […]

Niels Kerssens: Politics of Use: Computer Application as Culture-Technical Configuration (2012-2015)

Niels Kerssens | Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam, Department of Mediastudies | José van Dijck (Promotor) and Bernhard Rieder (Co-Promotor) | January 2012 – December 2015 | N.Kerssens[at]uva[dot]nl In the midst of new media usage being dominated by ‘apps’, this project examines the historico-political dimensions of personal computer application, or, in more general terms, […]

Christian Olesen: Film History in the Making: Digital Archives and Film Historiography – Historical and Future Perspectives (2012-2016)

Christian Olesen: Film History in the Making: Digital Archives and Film Historiography – Historical and Future Perspectives September 2012 – September 2016 University of Amsterdam, Department of Mediastudies Supervised by: Prof.dr. Julia Noordegraaf http://filmhistoryinthemaking.com/ http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/staff-members/content/o/l/c.g.olesen/c.g.olesen.html My project investigates the implications which digitization in film archives bears upon film historical research in primarily academic settings. Never […]

Ari Purnama: The Historical Poetics of Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas: Film Styles, Modes of Production, and Social Conditions (1997-present) (2012-2016)

Ari Purnama: The Historical Poetics of Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas: Film Styles, Modes of Production, and Social Conditions (1997-present) University of Groningen, Department of Arts, Culture and Media— This research is a part of The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) Prof. Dr. E.J. (Liesbeth) Korthals Altes Dr. Julian Hanich September, 2012—August, 2016 […]

Alex Gekker: Digital maps as objects of playful-casual power (2012-2016)

Alex Gekker: Digital maps as objects of playful-casual power PhD candidate and researcher in “Charting the Digital” European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC Grant  agreement n° 283464. Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) – Media and Performance Studies Promoters and Supervisors: Prof. Joost Raessens (Utrecht University), Dr. Sybille Lammes (University of Warwick) and Chris Perkins (University […]

Arno van der Hoeven: Popular music heritage, cultural memory, and cultural identity (2010-2014)

Arno van der Hoeven: Popular music heritage, cultural memory, and cultural identity (2010-2014) September 2010 – September 2014 Erasmus University, Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Culture and Communication Promotor: Prof. Dr. Suanne Janssen vanderhoeven[at]eshcc[dot]eur[dot]nl My research is part of the HERA-funded research project ‘Popular music heritage, cultural memory, and cultural identity’, which examines the increasing […]

Daniëlle Bruggeman: The Performance of Identity through Fashion (2010-2013)

Daniëlle Bruggeman: The Performance of Identity through Fashion Dutch Fashion Identity in a Globalised World (NWO) Radboud University Nijmegen, department of Cultural Studies (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen) Prof.dr. Anneke Smelik (RUN) & prof.dr. Ulrich Lehmann (University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK) January 2010 – December 2013 d.bruggeman[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl This research is part of the larger NWO-programme Dutch […]