• Reading Group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Oct 9, 3-5pm

    Reading Group “New Directions in Sound Studies,” Oct 9, 3-5pm

    The reading group “New Directions in Sound Studies” is meeting for the second time. This time we are reading the introduction and 2 chapters from Karen Collins. Playing with Sound. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013, pp. 1-58. Click here to access the text. We are meeting on October 9, 3-5pm, at Turfdraagsterpad…

  • Lecture “Animal Studies” by Maarten Reesink, Sep 30, 8pm

    Lecture “Animal Studies” by Maarten Reesink, Sep 30, 8pm

    Our colleague Maarten Reesink will be giving a lecture on “Animal Studies” within the Universiteit van Nederland lecture series. The lecture will take on September 30 at 8pm at Air Amsterdam (Amstelstraat 24). Here is a short description of the lecture in Dutch: Knut, Bambi en Bokito: grote kans dat…

  • ASCA Cross-Media Research Seminar, Sep 25, 3pm

    ASCA Cross-Media Research Seminar, Sep 25, 3pm

    The ASCA Cross-Media Research Group is starting its 2015/2016 seminar on September 25, 3-6pm. We are meeting at the University Library on the Singel, in the Belle van Zuylenzaal. This year, we are going to think about the Politics and the Culture of Transparency/Opacity. These are the readings for our…

  • Interview with Christoph Lindner on James Bond casting

    Interview with Christoph Lindner on James Bond casting

    Our colleague Christoph Lindner was recently in interview with the CBC about the controversy around the casting of the next 007: Anthony Horowitz, the writer behind the continuing Bond novel franchise, recently described actor Idris Elba as “too street” to play James Bond and later apologised for it. The controversial…

  • New book “Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective” co-edited by Christoph Lindner

    New book “Facing Forward: Art and Theory from a Future Perspective” co-edited by Christoph Lindner

    New book from The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Contemporary visual culture has been dominated by futuristic utopian and dystopian ideas that reflect a longing for a seamless interface between the virtual and real, as well as a desire for a release from the constraints of space and time. Constructed…

  • An inside look at visual journalism at The New York Times, May 21, 8pm at Spui 25

    An inside look at visual journalism at The New York Times, May 21, 8pm at Spui 25

    Spui 25 and The Faculty of Humanities present present a lecture by Graham Roberts, Senior Editor in Graphics at The New York Times, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Mirjam Prenger and Jaap Kooijman. Here is a short description of the event: Journalism is developing quickly, not only when…

  • After the Break: Television Theory Today

    After the Break: Television Theory Today

    Edited by Marijke de Valk and Jan Teurlings from our TV team, After the Break: Television Theory Today (Amsterdam University Press, 2013) addresses the ways in which television is rapidly evolving. How might we respond to television today in light of its past? And do the old theoretical concepts still apply, or must…

  • Toni Pape awarded PhD prize

    Toni Pape awarded PhD prize

    We are happy to announce that our Assistant Professor Toni Pape has received the Prize for the Best Thesis in the Humanities 2013-2014 awarded by the School of Graduate Studies of the Université de Montréal. Toni’s doctoral thesis Figures of Time: Preemptive Narratives in Contemporary Television Series investigates how TV shows…

  • PhD defense: A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television

    PhD defense: A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television

    We have an upcoming PhD defense, to be held 17 October, 11:00 hrs at the Aula of the University of Amsterdam. Andrea Meuzelaar will defend her PhD-dissertation, titled Seeing through the Archival Prism. A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television. Since 9/11 and the murder of Theo…

  • NECSUS: Autumn 2015 ‘Vintage’ — call for submissions

    NECSUS: Autumn 2015 ‘Vintage’ — call for submissions

    Few issues are as pertinent today as the relationship between old and new, past and present, obsolescence and progress. Paradoxically, as the obsession with the new in contemporary society intensifies, so too does our interest in older technologies, styles, and artefacts. Advertising and marketing in particular have tapped into the…