NECS 2018 Conference in Amsterdam

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We are happy to announce that the programme of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies)

Conference, organized this year in Amsterdam, is online. Here is the information and program. Or the program 

in PDF

Follow the Tin selected for Ammehoela Festival

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One of my films in the #Metallurgy...Media...Minds series of alchemical metals, Follow the Tin, has been selected for the Ammehoela Festival on March 31st 2018. 

Media Studies First in QS World University Ranking

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Our Department of Media Studies and the Department of Communication Studies ranked best in the World in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest OS rankings that were published on 28th February 2018 Communication & Media Studies jumped from the second to the first plave. See here for more information and here for an overview of the rankings. 

NECSUS #12 The Dress Issue

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The Dress Issue of Necsus: European Journal of Media Studies is out! This issue, with a special section on "dress, fashion & media",  includes an interview with Vivianne Sobchack, and articles by,  among others, Elena del Rio, Thomas Wartenberg, Giuiliana Bruno  and festival and book reviews and new audiovisual essays curated by Volker Pantenburg. This is the last issue that I have worked on as editor. Very happy to having been able to contribute to the founding and establishing of this journal since 2011 when we started our negotiations and search for money and collaborating partners. Thanking the editorial team for great collective thinking and action; and AUP, the NECS community and all partners for making the journal possible. Looking forward to reading the following issues. With this issue NECSUS is also selected to become part of Open Humanities Press

Waanzin Festival 2017

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Waanzin Festival 2017

Zaterdag 16 september 2017
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
12.30 - 17.00 uur (deuren open 12.00 uur)

We leven in een land waarin de slogan ‘Normaal. Doen.’ de verkiezingscampagne wint; tegelijk noemen we steeds meer mensen abnormaal. Tijdens het Waanzin Festival laten we zien waarom er meer ruimte moet zijn voor het afwijkende. En dan hebben we het niet louter over dwazen en gestichten, maar ook over onszelf. Wat blijft er over van onze redelijkheid zodra we hopeloos verliefd worden? En is er nog wel ruimte om somber of angstig te zijn? 
 
Durf jij jezelf onder ogen te zien? Ga dan in gesprek tijdens het Waanzin Festival, want pas in dialoog met de ander ontdek je wat jij eigenlijk normaal, gepast en redelijk vindt. Een feest der verbinding tussen individuen die gelijkaardig en toch volstrekt verschillend zijn.
 
Voordrachten door filosofen, gedragswetenschappers en ervaringsdeskundigen
Interactieve workshops & bijzondere ontmoetingen met o.a. Damiaan Denys, Patricia Pisters en Jannah Loontjens.

Lees hier een interview met Patricia Pisters over waanzin en film.