RMeS Winterschool & Graduate Symposium 2013-14 (30 & 31 Jan, 2014) Radboud University, Nijmegen – exclusively for PhDs

Winterschool 2013-14 

Date:   January 30 & 31, 2014
Time:   10 – 6
Venue: Radboud University, Nijmegen
Open to: PhD candidates enrolled with RMeS; PhD candidates enrolled with other National Graduate Research School (contact us first)
Fee (non-members): € 150
Credits:  2 ECTS
Coordination: José van Dijck (RMeS) & Anneke Smelik (RU)
Registration: Maximum participants in the event: 25
Register here

Schedule

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Thursday January 30, 2014

11:00  GN Foyer Reception with coffee, tea & sandwiches

11:30  –    12:00     GN6   Introduction by prof. dr. José van Dijck, director of RMeS

12:00  –    14:00       Parallel session 1

GN6         The Public and The Private: Media, Performance and Memory – I
Moderator: José van Dijck
Rik Smit (RUG): Witnessing Memory: Video Witnessing as Memory Practice
Rafael Bienia (MU): Playful Connections with Augmented Reality
Birte Schohaus (RUG): Between private and public – Politicians in talk shows

E2.68       Engaging in Media Practices: Reading, Listening, Watching – I
Moderator: Anneke Smelik
Stefan Baack (RUG): How the spread of open initiatives forces us to rethink the role of journalism
Codruta Pohrib (MU): Communist Childhoods-Weaving Stories, Collecting Objects across Media
Rik Spanjers (UvA): Whatever happened to Adolf?

BREAK  GN Foyer

14:30  –  15:50        Parallel session 2

GN6         The Public and The Private: Media, Performance and Memory – II
Moderator: Chris Peters
Maarten Michielse (MU): Bedroom Intruders – Covering Popular Music on YouTube
Arno van der Hoeven (EUR): How we listen to the past: music, media and memory

E2.68   Media Interrelations: Actor-Networks, Configurations, Dispositifs (Etcetera) – I   Moderator: Maryn Wilkinson
Christian Olesen (UvA): Film History ”in the Making” – Discursive Practices and Digital Dispositives in Contemporary Film Historiography
Alex Gekker (UU): Geo-Locative Technologies as Media Assemblages

BREAK  GN Foyer

16:15  –   17:00       GN6         Keynote lecture dr. Chris Peters (RUG): Valorizing Journalism Studies. The value of creative research for (public) news media     Moderator: José van Dijck

17:00  –    17:45       GN6         Exchange of results from first & second parallel sessions; discussion
Moderator: José van Dijck

19:00                       Dinner at local restaurant

Friday January 31, 2014

9:15         GN Foyer Doors open, coffee, tea

9:45  –     10:30       GN2         Keynote lecture dr. Timotheus Vermeulen (RU): The Art of TV
Moderator: José van Dijck

Brief BREAK            GN Foyer

10:45  –   12:45       Parallel session 3

GN2         Media Interrelations: Actor-Networks, Configurations, Dispositifs (Etcetera) – II
Moderator: Maryn Wilkinson
Niels Kerssens (UvA): Software Application as Culture-Technical Configuration
Tom Slootweg (RUG): Exploring Concepts of Media Interrelations for Exploratory Potential
Tim van der Heijden (MU): Changing Means and Meanings – The Dispositif of Early Amateur Film Practices

E2.68       Engaging in media practices: Reading, listening, watching – II
Moderator: Timotheus Vermeulen
Soledad Ayala (RUG): Medieval reading practices in the digital age?
Junting Zhang (UU): The Excessive Landscape — Representation of the Landscape in Chinese Blockbusters
Simone Driessen (EUR):  The Big Reunion: Reuniting the aging stars and aging fans

LUNCH BREAK        GN2

14:00  –   15:30       GN2         Workshop: Valorisation and funding strategies; alliances between academic and non-academic partners (Anneke Smelik and José van Dijck) 

BREAK                     GN2

16:00       GN2         Exchange of results from third parallel sessions; discussion. Moderator: José van Dijck

16:30  GN2 Final comments
17:00  GN Sportcafé Drinks

Winterschool 2014 in Nijmegen

This Winterschool will feature different types of sessions:
1) parallel sessions for presenting your work to peers;
2) keynote lectures by members of the RMeS board; and
3) a workshop on research valorisation and fundraising schemes.

Keynote lectures will be given by

  • dr. Chris Peters (RUG) on Valorizing Journalism Studies. The value of creative research for (public) news media; and
  • dr. Timotheus Vermeulen (RU) on The Art of TV.

Find a preliminary schedule with abstracts of the keynotes here.

Parallel sessions

RMeS members are kindly ask to propose themes or topics for a group session (max 5 participants). You may want to propose a theme for a full session, including presenters and panel members (e.g. media and memory) or, alternatively, you can propose a paper topic. We will then organize panels on the basis of incoming topics.

Please submit proposals/abstracts for complete panels before November 1, 2013; the deadline for submitting individual presentations has been extended to November 15, 2013. Abstracts for individual presentations are max 300 words, including a clear research question or thesis statement. Proposals for sessions consist of a short description of the session’s theme (300 words max), names of 4-5 participants, with each participant stating a title and 50-word description of his/her contribution.

Workshop on ‘Valorisation’

A workshop session on ‘Valorisation and funding strategies; alliances between academic and non-academic partners’ will be hosted by prof. dr. Anneke Smelik and prof. dr. José van Dijck.  The workshop pays attention to the issue of valorisation in the context of funding applications (NWO Creative Industries and NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls). Valorisation is increasingly important when applying for research grants, whether in The Netherlands or abroad (ERC, national funding schemes). This workshop helps you articulate the value of your research outside the boundaries of academia and discusses (dis)advantages of working with external social and industrial partners.

Preparation

  1. Please submit proposals/abstracts for complete panels before November 1, 2013individual presentations before or on November 15, 2013. Abstracts for individual presentations are max 300 words, including a clear research question or thesis statement. Proposals for sessions consist of a short description of the session’s theme (300 words max), names of 4-5 participants, with each participant stating a title and 50-word description of his/her contribution.
  2. Each participant will be asked to write a research paper or position-reflection paper. In case of individual contributions, a paper of max 5,000 words is required. For full panels, each contributor is asked to write either a position paper or a reflection on the session’s topic of 2,000-2,500 words. Individual papers and position papers are due by January 13, 2014, via the dropbox.
  3. During the parallel sessions, each participant will give a presentation of 5-10 minutes. Each presentation will receive prepared feedback by one appointed peer reviewer. All session members engage in discussion and feedback. 

Readings

Papers of others in your panel, via the Dropbox.

Practical matters

We invite you for drinks and dinner on Thursday night at a restaurant in Nijmegen; all participants and lecturers at this Winter School are invited to join. On both days, lunches, coffee and tea will be served at the university locations. As for accommodation, we will post the address of one or two local hotels on our website, but you are free to choose any accommodation you want. Please make all bookings yourself.

We recommend Hotel Rozenhof.

Hotels en BB’s in Nijmegen

If you are not reimbursed for travel and/or accommodation by your own faculty, you can apply for remuneration from the RMeS travel-fund. Please send an e-mail outlining your request and including a preliminary budget to ms. Chantal Olijerhoek at RMes-fgw@uva.nl. You will be notified if you qualify for financial assistance within 14 days.

Credits & certificate

Certificates of participation and credits are available upon request after the event. Event coordinators will decide whether the participant has fulfilled all requirements for the ECTS. Please direct your request to RMeS-fgw@uav.nl and include the postal address you want the certificate send to. Note: the certificate itself is not valid as ECTS, you  need to validate it yourself at your local Graduate School.