• 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…

  • Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 26, 4-6pm

    Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 26, 4-6pm

    The next meeting of our Sound Studies reading group is on November 26 from 4-6pm. We will meet at Turfdraagsterpad 9, room 1.14. This time we will read the first two chapters of Jonathan Sterne’s MP3: The Meaning of a Format. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012, pp. 1-60. As always,…

  • Cross-Media Research Seminar, Oct 30, 3-6pm

    Cross-Media Research Seminar, Oct 30, 3-6pm

    The next meeting of our Cross-Media Research Seminar takes place on Friday, October 30, at 3pm in the Potgieter room at the UB Singel. These are the texts we will be discussing: Chamayou, Grégoire. A Theory of the Drone. New York: The New Press, 2015, pp. 83-124. (I’ve attached the entire book. Is…

  • Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 5, 3-5pm

    Sound Studies Reading Group, Nov 5, 3-5pm

    The next meeting of our Sound Studies reading group is on November 5 from 3-5pm. We will meet at Turfdraagsterpad 9, room 1.14. This time we will discuss deafness and voicelessness in the context of sound studies. Our readings are: Rangan, Pooja. “In Defense of Voicelessness: The Matter of the…

  • The work of our students published in journal Inflexions

    The work of our students published in journal Inflexions

    We are happy to announce that the academic work of our M.A. students Jorrit de Groot and Chrys Vilvang has been published in the peer-reviewed open-access online journal Inflexions. In the context of the research seminar “Participatory and Remix Cultures” taught by our colleague Toni Pape, Jorrit and Chrys proposed…

  • Our Most Recent Publications

    Our Most Recent Publications

    Arps, Arnoud. “Reizende beelden Indische home movies verschuiven van de familiekring naar de openbaarheid.”  Indische Letteren 30.4 (2015): 215-229. ​​ Arps, Arnoud. “Impliciete feiten en expliciete fantasiën? Java en het ideale Indië van Augusta de Wit.”  Indische Letteren 30.2 (2015): 120-133. Arps, Arnoud. “‘Het land van droomen en dichten.’ Augusta de Wits feiten en fantasieën over Indië.”  Een tint van…