• 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…