Production Studies in the Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities for Understanding Media

Production Studies in the Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities for Understanding Media

Date: 18 March 2019
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam – room C 1.05

An afternoon workshop with the editors and some of the (53) authors of the new handbook Making Media (Amsterdam University Press, January 2019), including:

  • Tamara Witschge, University of Groningen https://www.rug.nl/staff/t.a.c.witschge/
  • Aphra Kerr, National University of Ireland Maynooth https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/aphra-kerr
  • Arne Krumsvik, Kristiania University College https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arne_Krumsvik
  • as well as co-editors Mark Deuze and Mirjam Prenger (University of Amsterdam) https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462988118/making-media

We will discuss the rapid rise of production studies as a humanities discipline within (and alongside of) Media Studies over the last decade. What are the various ways in which we can study the production of media, what kind of insights does these approaches give us, how does this help us understand media better, and how can all of this move the field forward? Witschge runs research projects with media startups and artists, Kerr is a worldwide renowned expert on the digital games industry, Krumsvik has contributed benchmark studies to the field of media innovation, and Prenger and Deuze are the editors of the new Making Media handbook, bringing together 53 authors coming from 14 countries across 6 continents.