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ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research

The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) is one of nine central research units at the University of Bremen and is one of the important European institutions researching questions into media-related transformations at the interface of the cultural, social, and technical sciences. Our research focuses on the emerging digital society in terms of the inequalities it generates while probing the historicity of their genesis and the challenges posed by algorithmic systems, automation, and the burgeoning datafied society.

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New articles by ZeMKI-members Andreas Hepp and Christian Katzenbach in the Cologne Journal of Sociology and Social Psychology (KZfSS)

The articles are published in volume 74 of issue 1 of the KZfSS. The journal is available via open access.


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Lecture by Prof. Dr Andreas Hepp: "Auf dem Weg zur digitalen Gesellschaft: Über die tiefgreifende Mediatisierung der sozialen Welt"

The lecture will take place on May 12 at 4 p.m. within the continuation of the online lecture series at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg on the topic of "Digital Sovereignty".


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Study on Misinformation at the CHI 2022

On May 26, Dr Hendrik Heuer (ifib, University of Bremen) and Prof. Dr Elena Glassman (Harvard University) presented their paper "A Comparative Evaluation of Interventions Against Misinformation: Augmenting the WHO Checklist" at the ACM SIGCHI conference in New Orleans.


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ZeMKI-Research Seminar with Prof. Dr. Fernando Luiz Nobre Cavalcante (Fortaleza, Brazil)

Research in WhatsApp groups: public opinion and the frames of relevance 11.05.2022, 16.15 – 17.45, Linzer Str. 4, Room No 60.070 (Hybrid)


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New working paper by ZeMKI-member Dr. Dennis Redeker: “Mapping Policy Responses to the Covid-19 Misinfodemic”

The research paper was produced within the course "Global Governance of Digital Technologies" together with students from the University of Bremen. It has now been published as part of the Working Paper Series of the Institute of Political Science (IPW) at the University of Bremen.


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IASGAR PhD-Summer-Day 2022 – extended application deadline until May 30, 2022

The IASGAR PhD Summer Day' 22 will take place on 8 July 2022. The topic is "Video gaming in socio-cultural settings". Master students and PhD students in the field of research on religion, culture and video gaming are invited to apply until 30.05.2022


European Media Salon: AI and the Frontlines of the Digital Limit Situation

On 10 May from 4:30 to 6 pm, Dr Benedetta Brevini and Dr Amanda Lagerkvist will discuss the potential of AI technologies in the context of the crises facing humanity. The event will take place online.


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M.A. Digital Media and Society: Applications now open, Invitation to Online Q&A Session

On the 18 May 2022 at 15:00-16:00 CEST, Applicants and prospective students of the M.A. Digital Media and Society are invited to attend a virtual Q&A session for the fall 2022 intake of the English-language study program at ZeMKI, Universität Bremen.


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Beyond Disruption: The Life Cycle of Pioneer Communities and Their Role in the Transcultural Rise of a “Digital Society”

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a lecture at the conference "Entanglements: Transcultural encounters, new forms of work and entrepreneurship" at the British Academy London on 29 April 2022.


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Three members of the Lab "Media and Religion" give lectures

Within the "I Left Valheim For This?"-The Gaming Cultures of Valheim Virtual Conference on 29 April 2022. The event will take place via Zoom.


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ZeMKI-Research Seminar with Michelle Stack (Vancouver, Canada)

Statements of Solidarity within Contexts of Mediatization and University Rankings Linzer Str. 4, Room 60.070, 28359 Bremen


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Perspectives on knowledge and methods in communication and media history: fields of application, challenges, innovations, practice".

ZeMKI member Dr. Erik Koenen is co-organising the conference "Perspectives and methods of communication and media history: fields of application, challenges, innovations, practice" on 27 and 28 April 2022 in Dortmund.


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On the way to a digital society: on the profound mediatisation of the social world

Within the 10th anniversary of the 'Digital Media' theme days at the KMM Institute in Hamburg (27 - 29 April 2022), ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp will give a lecture at the Institute for Culture and Media Management Hamburg on 28 April.


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FG Communication History: Workshop Computational Methods in Research Practice in Communication and Media History

ZeMKI member Dr. Erik Koenen is organising the workshop "Computational Methods in Communication and Media History Research Practice" for the DGPuK's specialist group on communication history. The workshop will take place on 26 April from 2-5 pm.


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ZeMKI member Dr. Juliane Jarke is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Bristol

As part of the 'Next Generation' Visiting Researcher Programme, Juliane Jarke is conducting research in the field of "Co-creating Technofutures of Ageing".


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Kick-off of the new lecture series "SchlussPunktStart" - "The conflict potential of gender asterisks, colons and BinnenIs - Why is Germany avoiding gender-sensitive language?"

On Wednesday, 27 April 2022, the first event of the lecture series "SchlussPunktStart" will take place at 5 p.m. in the GALERIE am schwarzen meer (raum2, Am Schwarzen Meer 121), in which students will present and make accessible their research results related to journalism.


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IASGAR PhD-Summer-Day 2022 – Application deadline on 20.04.2022

The IASGAR PhD Summer Day' 22 will take place on 8 July 2022. The topic is "Video gaming in socio-cultural settings". Master students and PhD students in the field of research on religion, culture and video gaming are invited to apply until 20.04.202.


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New article by Dr. Daria Dergacheva: "WAR IS WAR: Vkontakte users discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine"

The analysis of the Russian state-controlled platform VKontakte shows both positive, negative and neutral reactions of Russians to the invasion of Ukraine.


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New article by Prof. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler and Dr. Eva Kenngott: Medienanalyse im religionskundlichen Unterricht? Ritualmord im Kontext von Verschwörungstheorien

The article is published in the 10th issue of the Zeitschrift für Religionskunde with the topic "Exploring Religion - Ways of Thinking, Working and Acting in Religious Studies". The entire journal is openly accessible.


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Exciting Events and first Impressions of Bremen's Communication- and Media Sector for Students

Media Practice Week at the University of Bremen from 4 to 8 April 2022


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 ten 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").

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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.

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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. 

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Contact

Speaker

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp
Linzer Str. 4, 40.200
Tel. +49-(0)-421-218-67620
Fax +49-(0)-421-218-98 67601
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Deputy Speaker

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler
SpT C6220
Tel. +49-(0)-421-218-67911
Fax +49-(0)-421-218-98 67911
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Sekretariat

Heide Pawlik
Linzer Str. 4, 40.290
Tel. +49-(0)421-218-67601
Fax +49-(0)-421-218-98 67601
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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
Tel. +49-(0)421-218-67652
Fax +49-(0)-421-218-98 67652
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Mailing Address

University of Bremen
ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
Linzer Str. 4
28359 Bremen
Germany

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