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ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research

New publication: "Mediated Time. Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age"

Maren Hartmann, Elizabeth Prommer, Karin Deckner und Stephan O. Görland (ZeMKI) publish new book in Springer Verlag.

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New publication: "Medienbildung für alle - Digitalisierung. Teilhabe. Vielfalt."

Marion Brüggemann (ifib), Sabine Eder and Angela Tillmann published a new book in the book series "Schriften zur Medienpädagogik" by kopead Verlag.

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ZeMKI-member Lisa Kienzl gives a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, USA

The presentation is entitled „Religion, value systems and Esports? Thoughts on analytical approaches towards communication and negotiation of values, norms and meaning making processes within European Esports communities”

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ZeMKI-member Andreas Hepp leads workshop: "Towards development of mediatization research III"

The workshop Towards development of mediatization research III is organized by the Institute of Journalism and Social Communication, University of Wrocław and Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub and takes place on 15 November 2019.

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"The Historical German Jewish Press as Interface. Platform, Mouthpiece, and Sources of Current Research Programmes"

The international conference takes places from 24. - 27. November 2019 at the House Of Science in Bremen.

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ZeMKI-member Andreas Hepp gives a presentation at DigiKomm 2019 in Berlin

The presentation is entitled “Communicative robots: Rethinking the entanglement of automated communication"

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ZeMKI-member Andreas Hepp speaks at ECREA Midterm Conference in Bonn

Prof. Dr. Hepp will give a presentation on November 1st at 10:30 AM in the panel "Theoretical and methodological approaches to mediatization I" which is entitled “Thinking media as a process: Deep mediatization, automation and communicative robots"

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Now available: "Communication as the intersection of the old and the new"

The fourteenths book in the Researching and Teaching Communication Book Series has been published. ZeMKI-member Leif Kramp has been one of the Co-Editors.

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New Publication: "Erich Everth - Wissenstransformationen zwischen journalistischer Praxis und Zeitungskunde"

ZeMKI-member Erik Koenen has published his studies on Erich Everth im LIT Verlag.

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Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann joins ZeMKI as Professor with a focus on Digitale Communication

Welcome! Since October 1, 2019, Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann is Professor for Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Digital Communication at ZeMKI.

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New at ZeMKI: Soyeon Jin

Welcome! Soyeon Jin joins the ZeMKI lab "Computer-based Communication and Democray" of Prof. Dr. Yannis Theocharis.

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Programme of the ZeMKI Research Seminar for winter semester 2019/20 published

The ZeMKI Research Seminar understands itself as a showcase and forum for current research perspectives on media, communication and information. In the winter semester 2019/20 ZeMKI welcomes eight researchers from the United Kingdom, India, Canada, Austria and the USA.

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ZeMKI Media Talks with BILD-Editor-in-Chief Julian Reichelt

Once or twice a semester, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) of the University of Bremen invites personalities from media practice to discuss social issues relating to media change together with a ZeMKI member.

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New Publication: The Datafication of Education

ZeMKI members Dr. Juliane Jarke and Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter release a new publication on 10th October.

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Job vacancy: Computer scientist for Communication and Media Research

ZeMKI, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen has a full-time position for a Computer scientist in the area of Communication and Media Studies to be filled as soon as possible.

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DATA POWER: global in/securities

Two-day international conference organized by ZeMKI

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Vacancy: Tenured Professorship - Salary group W2 - in the subject area Communication and Media Studies with the focus ‘Media Society’

The University of Bremen invites applications for a university professorship at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) in Faculty 9, Cultural Studies.

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ZeMKI members at IAMCR 2019 in Madrid

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, Dr. Erik Koenen, Arne Gellrich and Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz take part in the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research in Madrid.

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Research network starts with a focus on the re-figuration of the public sphere

On July 1, ZeMKI and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute in Hamburg started their joined research on the transformation of public communication in times of deep mediatization. The three projects are funded by the German Research Association (DFG).

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The ZeMKI Research Report has been published!

The ZeMKI Research Report of 2018 has now been officially published.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp
Linzer Str. 4, 40.200
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Deputy Speaker

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
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The secretary office is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 - 12:00, on Thursday from 14:00 - 16:00.

Research Coordination

Dr. Leif Kramp
Linzer Str. 4, 40.270
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University of Bremen
ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
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Interdisciplinary research on deep mediatization of culture and society

The research activities at the ZeMKI are organized under the direction of a professor in the form of working groups: the ZeMKI Labs. The task of the labs is the realization of basic and applied research in the overall research field  of the ZeMKI.

At the moment, the ZeMKI maintains eight labs:

The research profile of the ZeMKI fits clearly into the mission statement of the University of Bremen: It is internationally oriented in its object of research and its positioning, as well as in questions of cultural diversity.  Reseach at the ZeMKI is interdisciplinary: In addition to communication and media studies, history, film studies, religious studies, sociology, political science, pedagogy, and computer science are also involved as disciplines. ZeMKI carries out joint research projects in the fields of media, cultural and social change, information management, educational change and digital media as well as critical media and communication theory development. These research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Union and various foundations, both individually and collectively. 

Here, you can learn more about research projects, research studios, research software, research associations and fellowships at ZeMKI: more ...

The annual ZeMKI Research Report presents the research activities at the ZeMKI in German and English. In addition, the members of the ZeMKI regularly publish research publications in their own and third-party journals, in the form of monographs and edited volumes as well as special issues of renowned specialist periodicals. ZeMKI itself publishes various book series and scientific journals as well as a working paper series on the transformation of social communication ("Communicative Figurations").

More information on the various publishing activities at ZeMKI can be found here: more ...

During the lecture period, guest lectures by (international) guest scientists are held regularly at the ZeMKI as part of the research seminar started in 2005. Once a year, the ZeMKI invites to an international conference on changing topics of the interrelated change of media, culture and society. In addition, ZeMKI members are regularly involved in the organization of national and international scientific conferences. In addition, the transfer of knowledge also includes various other event formats, in particular the ZeMKI Media Talks in cooperation with Radio Bremen (Bremen Zwei) and the annual International Bremen Film Conference in cooperation with CITY46/Kommunalkino Bremen. With the participation of all ZeMKI-Labs, these events are aimed at Bremen's citizens and make research activities accessible to a broad public. The regular participation in the Open Campus of the University of Bremen also serves this purpose.

More information about the events at ZeMKI can be found here: more ...


If you are interested in studying Media, Communication and Society, the University of Bremen offers the BA Communication and Media Science as a basic course of study at Bachelor level. This can be continued at master level with a MA in Media Culture and Globalization or with a MA in Digital Media and Society. The University of Bremen offers the MA in Art and Film Studies for in-depth studies in Aesthetics and History. If you are interested in studying computer science and design, the University of Bremen offers a BSc Digital Media course at BA level in cooperation with the Hochschule für Künste (HfK) Bremen. The studies can then be continued and deepened with the English MSc Digital Media. These courses are offered by the Faculty 3 Computer Science/Mathematics together with the HfK Bremen. 

Further information on teaching at ZeMKI can be found here: more ...

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