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Research Media Studies

Media Studies has a rich and diverse research culture which is reflected in the national and local research institutes, centers and groups that are spearheaded by faculty members.

Research Institutes Faculty of Humanities UvA

The two most important Research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities of the UvA, in which staff members of Media Studies participate are:
– The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)

National Research Institutes

Research School for Media Studies (RMeS), for PhD training and research dissemination. A collaboration of eight Dutch universities led by the University of Amsterdam.
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA).
Huizinga Institute for the Study of Cultural History.

Research Centers UvA

At the University of Amsterdam there are Research Centers where Media Studies scholars assume strong roles:
Amsterdam Center for Globalisation Studies, with projects concerning global mobility, sustainability, aesthetics, and connectivity.
Amsterdam Center for Cultural Heritage and Identity, which includes research into display cultures and digital heritage.
Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), a joint initiative with the Free University of Amsterdam and the Royal Netherlands Academy of  Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The CDH coordinates public-private research projects where humanities scholarship and informatics come together.

Faculty and staff members have founded a wide variety of research projects, such as DATACTIVISM, CREATE (an ACHI’s research program) and the ASCA Cities project. Each year the New Media Team organizes a Summer and Winter School.