• MA: Television and Cross-Media Culture

    MA: Television and Cross-Media Culture

    If you are interested in studying contemporary media culture from a critical perspective, then the Master’s programme Television and Cross-Media Culture is what you’re looking for. The programme  offers the tools to understand and to evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday…

  • The Power of Cross-media Practices in SKAM

    The Power of Cross-media Practices in SKAM

    At the end of last year, many television critics noticed the exceptional success of a small Norwegian cross-media programme called Skam. The New York Times and Dazed published articles on the show; the Guardian even published two (see here and here). This atention comes at the heels of the show’s…

  • Takes on Trump

    Takes on Trump

    The election of Donald Trump has caused a quasi-endless stream of commentary, with a specific focus on the failure of the media to anticipate Trump’s success. In no time, the filter bubble  and fake news became household concepts. But media scholars have more to add to the debate than these two ideas. We…

  • CFP: Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age

    CFP: Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age   Call for Papers   Beijing, Beijing Film Academy, April 27-29, 2017   Beijing Film Academy, China Film Education Research Centre, in cooperation with the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), University of Amsterdam   Convenors: Liu Jun, Jeroen…

  • New book out: ‘Youth Cultures in China’

    New book out: ‘Youth Cultures in China’

    What does it mean to be young in a country that is changing so fast? What does it mean to be young in a place ruled by one Party, during a time of intense globalization and exposure to different cultures? This fascinating and informative book explores the lives of Chinese…

  • ‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out

    ‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out

    Actor-Network Theory has been hotly debated within the humanities and social sciences for more than a decade now. It has also had an influence on media studies, but this was scattered across different sites. Markus Spöhrer and Beate Ochnser have now edited a book that brings Actor-Network Theory and media…

  • Master Class with Paddy Scannell 9 December 2016

    Master Class with Paddy Scannell 9 December 2016

    In December, our Cross-Media Research seminar, together with RMES (the Dutch Research School for Media Studies), organizes a Master Class with distinguished media scholar Paddy Scannell on ‘Media Events: Past, Present and Future’. When? Friday 9 December 2016, 10-13h Where? Vondelzaal (UBA), Singel 425, University of Amsterdam For? PhD Candidates and RMa Students Credits? 1…

  • Research group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Sep 27, 4:30-6:30 – with Eszter Polonyi

    Research group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Sep 27, 4:30-6:30 – with Eszter Polonyi

    The research group “New Directions in Sound Studies” is meeting on September 27, 4:30-6:30pm, in room 1.15B at the Department of Media Studies (BG1). This time, we are welcoming visiting scholar Eszter Polonyi who will present some of her work on “The Sounds of Silent Cinema: Bela Balazs and Fraeulein…

  • Next meeting of reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” June 14, 4-6pm

    Next meeting of reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” June 14, 4-6pm

    The next meeting of our reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies” will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 4-6pm. We’re meeting in room 1.15B of BG1 (Turfdraagsterpad 9). This time we’re reading Caleb Kelly’s Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009). We will focus on the…

  • New book “Cities Interrupted: Urban Space and Visual Culture,” edited by Christoph Lindner and Shirley Jordan

    New book “Cities Interrupted: Urban Space and Visual Culture,” edited by Christoph Lindner and Shirley Jordan

    We are happy to announce the publication of the volume Cities Interrupted: Urban Space and Visual Culture, edited by Shirley Jordan and our colleague Christoph Lindner. Cities Interrupted explores the potential of visual culture – in the form of photography, film, performance, architecture, urban design, and mixed media – to…

  • EYE Research Lab “Enjoy Your Entertainment”, March 1, 19:15

    EYE Research Lab “Enjoy Your Entertainment”, March 1, 19:15

    We are happy to announce that The EYE film institute is hosting an evening program and exhibition entitled “Enjoy Your Entertainment” curated by students from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and UvA’s Research Master in Media Studies. In our current times of 24/7 markets and culture, work and the production…