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16 april Student MA Journalistiek, Timo Nijssen

wint De Tegel als beste journalistieke talent

Afgelopen maandag, 16 april, won Timo Nijssen (22), student van de master Journalistiek en media aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, De Tegel, de nationale prijs voor de Nederlandse journalistiek, als beste journalistieke talent. Hij is daarmee de jongste winnaar van De Tegel voor Talent. Nijssen won de CBS Talenttegel voor een multimediale productie die hij in 2017 maakte voor de Volkskrant over waarom een flesje water uit Hongkong daar meer kost dan in Nederland. De jury schrijft: “Persoonlijke verwondering leidt tot een indrukwekkende journalistieke Odyssee. Niet alleen origineel uitgewerkttot een multimediale productie met mooi gemaakte infographics – maar ook verdiepend en onderbouwd met een veelvoud aan interessante cijfers.” Het was de achtste keer op rij dat (oud)studenten van de MA Journalistiek en media genomineerd waren voor De Tegel voor beste journalistieke talent en de vijfde keer dat de prijs is gewonnen door een (oud)student. >

PhD Defense Hugo Huurdeman

Supporting the Complex Dynamics of the Information Seeking Process 18 april, 10 u, Agnietenkapel

Search engines increasingly serve as the prime intermediaries between user and information. Their features have converged to a very streamlined set: a single search box and 10 ‘blue links’. However, in the context of complex tasks involving learning and knowledge construction, the search process is far from straightforward, as various information seeking models have evidenced. In his thesis, Hugo sheds new light on the apparent contradiction of information seeking models describing drastic changes in searchers’ feelings, thoughts and actions, and the limited task support offered by current search systems. He focuses on research-based tasks conducted via web archives and online search engines. Through literature reviews, user studies and information retrieval experiments, the thesis aims to rethink the currently dominating search approach, and ultimately arrive at more dynamic support approaches for complex search tasks. Supervisors: R.A. Rogers A.P. de Vries Co-supervisor: J. Kamps >

EYE International Conference Activating the Archive 26-29 May

Early Bird-tickets: until April 2!

How can audio-visual collections be mobilized for the common good? How can preservationists, curators and programmers be trained to achieve this goal? In May 2018, the EYE International Conference will explore answers to these and other questions, in a programme entitled Activating the Archive. Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change. Programme and tickets The annual EYE International Conference explores contemporary archival and academic debates, catering to film heritage professionals, scholars, archivists, curators and restorers. This year, more than fifty speakers from around the globe will represent this diverse community of professionals. The program will consist of such panels as ‘Images of Dissent and Countercultural Collections’, ‘Resistant Archives and Archival Activism’, and ‘Absences and Diversity in Archival Collections and the Profession’, as well as roundtable discussions on ‘Pedagogy Against the Grain’ and ‘Activating Audio Collections’. Each conference day will begin with a compilation of short films from... >

Ammehoela Film Festival

March 31, Beeldfestival voor randmakers, randmedia en randonderwerpen

Place: FC Hyena, Aambeeldstraat 24, Amsterdam-Noord. Time: Saturday, March 31, 13:00-24:00. The full programme with all the theme blocks and side programmes. Tickets for the entire day, for the nice price of €15. Cineville cardholders receive a 50% discount Ammehoela Festival The festival has selected 69 short films – among which 17 premieres – and divided them into 10 theme blocks of one and a half hour each. In addition, both Cinecrowd and The One Minutes will take care of one block and throughout the day, from 1pm to 1am, there will be a too dense programme of the most edgy media mess in the central hall and beyond. The second edition of the Ammehoela Film Festival again screens a variety of short productions from the treasuries of the Dutch audiovisual underworld. The selected films, which will be shown in the two cinema rooms of FC Hyena, are divided among... >

Mediastudies en Communicatiewetenschap UvA nummer 1 van de wereld in QS Ranking

Op het terrein van Communication & Media Studies is de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) de beste van de wereld in de QS World University Rankings by subject 2018. In de rankings, die QS op woensdag 28 februari heeft gepubliceerd, springt Communication & Media Studies aan de UvA van plek 2 vorig jaar naar de 1ste plaats. ‘We hebben de kwaliteit van ons onderwijs en onderzoek altijd voorop gezet. De afgelopen jaren waren we al erg verheugd dit terug te zien in een hoge positie in de rankings, maar dit is natuurlijk de kers op de taart. We zijn ontzettend trots dat we Communicatiewetenschap aan de UvA als discipline wereldwijd zo op de kaart hebben weten te zetten’, reageert Martine van Selm, directeur van het College of Communication en hoogleraar binnen de groep Corporate Communication. ‘Ook bij Mediastudies zijn we superblij. Dit is een enorme opsteker en vooral ook een verdiend... >

EYE This is Film!

Film Heritage in Practice by Giovanna Fossati, 14 March-16 May 2018

14 March to 16 May 2018, Every Wednesday at 15:30. Lectures on film heritage and notable restoration projects This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice is a six-session series at EYE offering insight into what happens behind the scenes in film archives, museums and cinemas. Together with international and national experts, the series will address topics of importance to film heritage, such as found footage filmmaking, the revival of 70mm, the art of film projection, Technicolor, silent film restoration, and film laboratory practices. The lectures include film screenings. Each session will cover a different topic and feature an introductory lecture by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at EYE and Professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam), followed by an interview and Q&A with invited experts on the session’s topic and a film screening. The series will be open to members of the general public interested in film. The lectures... >

‘The Making of the Humanities’ conference returns to Amsterdam!

15-17 November 2018

This is the place where the conference series started in 2008, 10 years ago. The University of Amsterdam will host the 7th Making of the Humanities conference at its CREA facilities, from 15 till 17 November 2018. The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day. Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2018. Read more >

€ 625.000 for Huygens ING/UvA-CREATE project ‘Virtual Interiors’

by NWO Creative Industries Funding

The Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Smart Culture – Big Data / Digital Humanities funding of € 625.000 for the project Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research: Spatially enhanced publications of the creative industries of the Dutch Golden Age, by prof. dr. Charles van den Heuvel (Principal Investigator; Huygens ING & UvA), prof. dr. Julia Noordegraaf (UvA-CREATE), prof. dr. Gabri van Tussenbroek (UvA), dr. Madelon Simons (UvA) and their private partners Brill (Marti Huetink) and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Johan Oomen & Jesse de Vos). The project, which will start in 2018, will focus on the question of how we can develop and publish digital maps and virtual rooms using historical data to represent the cultural life of the past in a reliable way. It is designed to link with the Investment Grant NWO Large project ‘Golden Agents’, led by Charles van den Heuvel at Huygens ING and with participation of researchers of the UvA research... >

Media Tactics and Engagement.

NECS Conference June 27-29 2018

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 >

ERC Grant Niels van Doorn

Platform Labor: Digital transformations of work and livelihood in post-welfare societies

Digitale platformen zoals Uber en Airbnb veranderen hoe mensen werken, waarde creëren en delen, en in hun onderhoud voorzien. Op die manier groeit de rol van dergelijke platformen als nieuwe instituties die de relaties tussen burger, markt en overheid herschikken. Deze relaties zijn historisch gevormd door wijdverbreide ongelijkheden op basis van gender, klasse en ras. Niels van Doorn gaat onderzoeken of en hoe platformen – als nieuwe plaats voor kapitaalvergaring, governance en normering – bestaande ongelijkheden versterken. Ook kijkt hij of er nieuwe ongelijkheden en kwetsbaarheden ontstaan en in hoeverre digitale platformen juist middelen bieden voor empowerment. Van Doorns doel is inzicht te krijgen in hoe digitale platformen de organisatie van arbeid en sociale reproductie beïnvloeden, in de huidige tijd waarin de verzorgingsstaat plaatsmaakt voor een participatiesamenleving. >