ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
Lecture by ZeMKI member Dr. Stephan O. Görland in the "Schlaues Haus Oldenburg"
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp at the University Colorado (Boulder): “Californian Ideology”? How pioneer communities shape digital society and our social world
New Book by ZeMKI-Member Friedrich Krotz: Die Teilung geistiger Arbeit per Computer. Eine Kritik der Digitalisierung
Project “‘You Are Your History‘: Family Memory and Identity on Genealogy Platforms“ receives funding from the University of Bremen’s Central Research Development Fund (CRDF)
Lectures and workshop by ZeMKI member Philip Sinner at the 5th annual conference of the DGPuK specialist group Media Sports and Sports Communication.
Lecture by ZeMKI member Dr. Cornelia Driesen on university communication in Germany
New article by ZeMKI member Philip Sinner: "Mediatization in Times of Pandemic: How German Grassroots Sports Clubs Employed Digital Media to Overcome Communication Challenges During COVID-19".
New Issue of "Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research"
Poster presentation by ZeMKI member Dr. Cornelia Driesen: "How does university communication reach students?
Funding for Global Survey on Platform Governance
Lecture by Kerstin Radde-Antweiler: "Blended Learning, Inverted Classrooms, Hybrid oder Online - Hauptsache Stud.IP!"
New article by ZeMKI member Kerstin Radde-Antweiler: "Religious media settlers in times of deep mediatization".
Andreas Hepp Visiting Scholar at Stanford University
Congratulations! Stephanie Geise is appointed "University Professor for Lifetime" by the City of Bremen
Lecture by David Holmes on non-persuasive communication of climate science
New at the ZeMKI: Philip Sinner
Final Presentation of the PRAXIS Summer Camp on 26 August at 09:30 am
New at the ZeMKI: Julie Lüpkes
Review of the research software MeTag App and MeTag Analyze in the journal M&K
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:
"Audio-Visual Media and Historiography"
Head: Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels
"Communication History and Media Change"
Head: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz
"Computational Communication and Democracy"
Head: Prof. Dr. Cornelius Puschmann
"Film, Media Art and Popular Culture"
Head: Prof. Dr. Winfried Pauleit
"Information management and Media"
Head: Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
"Mediatization and Globalization"
Head: Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp
"Media and Religion"
Head: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler
"Media Education and Educational Media"
Head: Prof. Dr. Karsten Wolf
"Platform Governance, Media, and Technology"
Head: Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach
"Sustainability in digital societies"
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer
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 ...