• 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…

  • 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…

  • Maarten Reesink talks about humanized animals on “Jan Rijdt Rond”

    Maarten Reesink talks about humanized animals on “Jan Rijdt Rond”

    On February 17, our colleague Maarten Reesink appeared on “Jan Rijdt Rond” to discuss the anthropomorphization of animals in Disney films. On the occasion of Disney’s latest release Zootopia, Maarten discussed the advantages and disadvantages of humanized animals. Have a look here!

  • Lecture “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern, May 13, 3-5pm

    Lecture “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern, May 13, 3-5pm

    The ASCA Cities project invites you to a lecture entitled “Mud, Media, and the Metropolis” by Shannon Mattern. This talk – part of a larger project that explores the longue durée, the deep time, of urban mediation – examines the aggregated histories of city-building, mud-molding and mark-making. For millennia mud and…

  • Master Class on “Infrastructural Tourism” with Shannon Mattern, May 13, 10-12

    Master Class on “Infrastructural Tourism” with Shannon Mattern, May 13, 10-12

    We invite you to a master class with Shannon Mattern on “Infrastructural Tourism.” This master class explores various pedagogical strategies, representational techniques, and modeling methods that have been employed to promote “infrastructural intelligence.” The master class further considers what epistemologies, ontologies, ethics, affects, and politics are embedded in those approaches.…

  • Leonie Schmidt receives Rubicon grant

    Leonie Schmidt receives Rubicon grant

    Our colleague Leonie Schmidt has received a NWO Rubicon grant for her research project “Pop Preachers and Counter-terror Culture: Contesting Terrorism through Social Media and Popular Culture in Indonesia.” With the Rubicon grant Leonie will conduct research for two years at the Centre for Media Studies (SOAS) at the University…

  • MA Television and Cross-Media Culture – Call for Applications open

    MA Television and Cross-Media Culture – Call for Applications open

    International Call for Applications MA in Media Studies: Television and Cross-Media Culture Description: The Master’s in Media Studies: Television and Cross-Media Culture puts the changing media landscape at the centre of attention: What happens if television – with its programme schedules and live events – is complemented and partly replaced by…

  • Maarten Reesink’s lectures on Animal Studies online

    Maarten Reesink’s lectures on Animal Studies online

    Our colleague Maarten Reesink recently gave a series of lectures on Animal Studies for the Universiteit van Nederland. These lectures can now be viewed online. This week, the Universiteit van Nederland releases five 15-minute lectures, one per day from Monday to Friday. Held in Dutch, the lectures cover a wide…