• 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…

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Documentary Film Screening: Urban Tides

    Documentary Film Screening: Urban Tides

    Time: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 5-7 pm Location: REC-M 1.01, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam (map it) In collaboration with Metabolic Foundation, the ASCA Cities Project is hosting a free public screening of the documentary URBAN TIDES about the making of De Ceuvel cleantech creative space in Amsterdam-Noord. The screening will…

  • 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…