RUG new host university RMeS

Dear RMeS community,

It is with great happiness that we would like to inform you that after a wonderful ten year period at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen will become the new host for RMeS from January 2021 on, for its next decade.

RMeS was launched in 2011 at the initiative of Professor José van Dijck. As a new national research school network, it was set up to bring together and advance knowledge in the field of media studies in the Netherlands. With programmes and events aimed to educate and connect both prospective and established scholars in the field, RMeS has celebrated both classical and cutting edge theories and methodologies, and kept its academic peers up to date on relevant research developments in the field.

Over the past ten years, RMeS has organised a wide range events, on a great variety of media studies topics, and across all participating universities in the Netherlands, that connect local expertise to graduate students situated throughout the country. Within its core programme components, like the Winter and Summer Schools and courses such as ‘Trending Topics’ and ‘Contemporary Approaches To Digital Cultures’ for PhD Candidates and Research Master students, RMeS has created a platform for national and international guest speakers, and offered a unique and valuable space for intellectual engagement and exchange.

A lot may have changed in our field over the last decade, but what has not changed, is our mission to inspire and connect RMa students, PhD candidates, and staff members, working in media studies across the Netherlands and beyond. We are confident that the University of Groningen will proudly take over our commitment to that mission, and that the RMeS community will continue to flourish with Professor Marcel Broersma as its new Academic Director.

With kind regards, and all the best wishes for the season,

The RMeS Team