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7.2 million euro government grant for Remote Learning, Digitization, Humanities and Technology in Peru
Posted on:04 August 2020

Prof. Dr Pablo Valdivia, Professor of European Culture and Literature and UG, and Laspau Fellow in University Innovation, will advise the Government of Peru on Remote Learning, Digitization, Humanities and Technology, after it was made official (3rd August 2020) by the President of Peru’s Ministry Council that Laspau (affiliated with Harvard University) won a public bid of 7.2 million of euros (30 million of soles). Prof. Dr Valdivia will advise 51 Peruvian public universities on how to improve the quality of Higher Education.

Marijn Molema appointed Professor by Special Appointment in Regional Vitality and Dynamics
Posted on:04 August 2020

As of 1 September, Dr A.M. (Marijn) Molema will be appointed Professor by Special Appointment in Regional Vitality and Dynamics at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen (UG). The chair was established in collaboration with the independent knowledge institute and the 'Fries Sociaal Planbureau' (FSP) foundation. The chair will be part of the Economic and Social History chair group of the Centre for Historical Studies.

Chilean universities create Pablo Valdivia Chair of Communication, Humanities and Technology
Posted on:23 July 2020

Universidad de la Frontera (UFRO) and Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) have recently created the Pablo Valdivia Chair of Communication, Humanities and Technology ascribed to the National PhD Program in Communication and Culture. Prof. Dr Valdivia has been awarded this chair as recognition to his academic and scientific career and his international leadership in the multidisciplinary research under the interconnections between the humanities and the latest technological advancements.

Spanish government grant for project on forms of deliberation in the Spanish political Twittersphere
Posted on:24 June 2020

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has awarded EUR 54,450 to a three-year project in which Marc Esteve del Valle will be participating as a member of the research team. The project, entitled The new online public sphere in the deliberative system: political deliberation in the Spanish Twittersphere , will study new forms of deliberation occurring in the Spanish political Twittersphere and in the online platforms of Spanish political parties.

The project is headed by Dr Rosa Borge of the Open University of Catalonia (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute).

Digital Infrastructure grant for media studies project TwiXL
Posted on:23 June 2020

The Platform Digital Infrastructure SSH has granted funding of € 978.000 to TwiXL: An infrastructure for cross-media research on public debates in its 2020 Digital Infrastructure SSH Call. The project is led by Prof. Dr Julia Noordegraaf (UvA) and brings together researchers from UvA, SURF, KB, NISV, and UG. Prof. Dr Marcel Broersma of the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies (CMJS) is a co-applicant. CMJS will be appointing a post-doctoral researcher to the project for a period of three years.

ICOG visiting research fellow: Antonio Sánchez Martínez
Posted on:11 June 2020

From June 2020 to June 2021, ICOG is joined by visiting research fellow Antonio Sánchez Martínez. Dr Sánchez Martínez is a historian or early modern cultural and intellectual history and the history of science at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

How Spotify is influencing the music industry (and our listening behaviour too)
Posted on:04 June 2020

Curating personal playlists, freeing musicians from their dependence on radio stations or record labels, enjoying free music – the Spotify music platform seems to be empowering artists and listeners as never before. Yet, according to researcher Robert Prey, this “new radio” is shaping the way in which we are discovering and listening to music – much as the “old” radio did. And what about the artists themselves? ‘They are in the best and the worst position ever.’

Pablo Valdivia appointed at Laspau (Harvard)
Posted on:07 May 2020

Pablo Valdivia has recently been appointed Fellow in University Innovation at Laspau (affiliated with Harvard University). Valdivia will support strategy and relationship-building for advancing and expanding Laspau’s University Innovation programs. He will lead the strategic expansion of University Innovation programs in Latin American universities. Also, he will foster international collaboration with higher education institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, and he will contribute to specific programs with the mission of advancing access and quality of higher education across the Americas.

5 PhD Scholarships in Culture Studies, Graduate School for the Humanities
Posted on:15 April 2020

The Graduate School for the Humanities offers 5 PhD positions (for 4 years) in the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). As a PhD candidate, you are committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation. We invite you to design your own research project related to the research in one of ICOG’s five research centres.

ICOG visiting research fellow: Shiru Lim
Posted on:04 March 2020

From February 2020 to February 2021, ICOG is joined by visiting research fellow Shiru Lim. Dr Lim is an intellectual historian and an Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Göttingen. She was previously a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for Maarten Zwiers
Posted on:26 February 2020

ICOG-member Maarten Zwiers (American Studies and Contemporary History) has received a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for his research proposal Race Land: The Ecology of Segregation. The project investigates how white-supremacist social systems affect people and the environment on a worldwide scale.

Call for Papers: Political Journalism & the Impact of the Market: New Digital Challenges or Old Pressures?
Posted on:24 February 2020

On 11 and 12 June, the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen will host the symposium Political Journalism & the Impact of the Market: New Digital Challenges or Old Pressures?

This symposium aims to examine the effects of the market on political journalism in democratic societies in Europe, covering various national contexts with different political and financial circumstances. The measures of austerity that have been imposed either directly or indirectly on various economies in Europe and subsequently on political journalism are at the very core of what the symposium seeks to explore, as it aims to examine the effect of these policies on key areas, such as media business models, working conditions, new regulations, and perceptions of journalistic identity.

NWO grant for research programme on digital literacy
Posted on:12 February 2020

Digital literacy has become indispensable for people to participate in contemporary society. However, polls estimate that more than 4 million Dutch adults are unable to perform basic online tasks, assess online information, or deal with privacy. They are at risk of being excluded from an increasingly digital society.

Prof. Marcel Broersma, Dr Joëlle Swart and Dr Anna van Cauwenberge from the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies have received a research grant from NWO to study in the next 5 years how citizens develop competences for and understanding of digital technologies and which factors promote or inhibit digital literacy.

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