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Media Tactics and Engagement.

NECS Conference June 27-29 2018. Submissions until January 31

Hosted by the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam Deadline for submissions: 31st of January 2018 The changing media landscape requires continuous (re)invention of the ways in which photography, film, television, digital media, and the arts are produced, distributed, accessed, and consumed. Back in the past like today, the question of media tactics and engagement is crucial once more. Today the question seems even more urgent, since large corporations provide platforms and services that foster the desired behaviour of the average media viewer/user/consumer and produ(c/s)er; nevertheless, in previous decades, ways of planning long-term strategies, tactical reactions to unforeseen circumstances and engagement have determined media practices and discourses. The NECS 2018 conference will explore the various – both intended and/or subversive − ways in which media are currently developed, deployed and distorted. Read more >

Symposium CREATE: European Performing Arts Dataverse (Epad)

Filmtheater De Uitkijk, 9 november

Studying Performing Arts Across Borders: Towards a European Performing Arts Dataverse (EPAD), In Filmtheater De Uitkijk, 9 november, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. EPAD is a network of scholars investigating the history of European performing arts (theatre, music, cinema) using digital methods and datasets. The aim of international cooperation is driven by two interconnected aims: (1) a technical-infrastructural purpose, facilitating (2) the comparative-historical objective. The purpose of the consortium is to share expertise, facilities and netaworks that will lay the foundations for creating an infrastructure that brings together existing digital data collections in Europe on the history of performing arts (cinema, theatre, music) and that allows for the joint exploration of these datasets in historical research. We aim to build upon the CLARIAH infrastructure and tools for harmonizing and querying socio-economic datasets based on a linked data approach (CLARIAH Structured Data Hub). The work involves developing ontologies, shared data models... >

EYE Conferentie 26-30 Mei 2018

Special “P&P at 15” Edition. Call for papers 15 december

Activating the Archive Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change Hosted by EYE Filmmuseum Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2017 The 2017-2018 academic year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Master’s in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (P&P), a programme of the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with EYE Filmmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Living Media Arts foundation, and others. EYE teams up with the University of Amsterdam and Sound and Vision in organising a special edition of its annual International Conference, to celebrate this milestone. The conference will serve as a platform for exchange on developments in the fields of audio-visual archiving and presentation. It will consider those developments among others – but not exclusively – from the perspective of those with a connection to the P&P programme. The conference will also be an occasion for P&P alumni to reconnect,... >

Stedelijk Museum, Worlding the Brain

met Patricia Pisters 3 November, 18:45 - 21:30

Stedelijk Statements: Patricia Pisters – Worlding the Brain is the fourth edition of Stedelijk Statements, a program series in which a scholar, artist, critic, or cultural entrepreneur composes an evening at the museum. The organizer of the program is given the floor to share his or her views on visual art and design. New research and both artistic and academic projects will be presented during an evening program consisting of lectures, debates, performances, and film screenings. In this edition, Professor of Film Patricia Pisters (Media Studies, University of Amsterdam) shows how art translates subjective experiences that take place in our brain. Read more >

Patricia Pisters en Maarten de Rijke

op 8 juni geïnstalleerd als lid van de KNAW

Hoogleraren Patricia Pisters en Maarten de Rijke zijn twee van de 26 nieuwe leden van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW). Ze zijn op 8 juni geïnstalleerd. Hoogleraar filmwetenschappen en mediastudies Patricia Pisters is op dit moment directeur van de Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis en doet vooral onderzoek naar de hedendaagse film- en beeldcultuur. Maarten de Rijke is moment hoogleraar informatieverwerking en internet aan de UvA. Hij houdt zich vooral bezig met de wetenschap achter zoekmachines, onder meer met de vraag hoe zoekmachines zelf kunnen leren van het gedrag van hun gebruikers om zoekresultaten te verbeteren. Meer >

Mediastudies en Communicatiewetenschap UvA Wereldwijd nummer 2 in QS Ranking

8 maart

In de QS World University Rankings by subject, gepubliceerd op woensdag 8 maart, maakt de UvA met het vakgebied Communication & Media Studies een sprong naar plaats 2 van universiteiten wereldwijd. Vorig jaar stond dit vakgebied op de 6de plek. Met in totaal 19 vakgebieden in de top 50 op hun terrein is de UvA net als vorig jaar de hoogst genoteerde Nederlandse universiteit. Edith Smit, directeur van de Graduate School of Communication en hoogleraar Persuasive Communication, reageert trots op de nummer 2-positie: ‘De uitkomst weerspiegelt onze internationale zichtbaarheid binnen het vakgebied. Dat komt door onze sterke internationale oriëntatie, bijvoorbeeld in de benadering van communicatievraagstukken. De status die Communicatiewetenschap aan de UvA al had in Europa, is er met deze ranking nu ook wereldwijd.’ Ook Richard Rogers, hoogleraar Nieuwe media en digitale cultuur en tot voor kort afdelingsvoorzitter Mediastudies, is erg blij: ‘Onze afdeling doet vernieuwend werk en binnen het... >

Conferentie: Creativity and the City 1600-2000: an E-Humanities Perspective

in De Brakke Grond, 28-29 Oktober 2016.

This international and interdisciplinary conference (28-29 October 2016) on the history of creativity and the city brings together recent research in the fields of history, arts, and digital humanities. In the last decade, scholars in the humanities and social sciences have explored the complex interplay between places and their culture using a variety of methods and approaches. The conference examines the relationship between cultural artefacts (art, books, etc.) and the urban networks and spaces in which they were conceived, (re)produced, distributed, mediated, and consumed in early modern and modern Europe. How such issues can be studied by means of existing and novel (digital) methods, as well as comparative and long-term approaches, is the second major theme of the conference. Keynote speakers: dr. Ilja Van Damme (Antwerp University) & Scott Weingart (Carnegie Mellon) Program The  program of the conference can be found here (more info on the presentations will soon be... >