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ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research

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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On June 15 the OPEN CAMPUS 2019 takes place at Bremen University. The motto is "Open Worlds - Share Knowledge" - and the ZeMKI takes part as well.

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ZeMKI members at the ICA annual conference 2019: „Communication Beyond Boundaries“

From May 24 to 28, the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) will take place in the capital of the United States, Washington, DC on the topic „Communication Beyond Boundaries".

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New Working Paper: "Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes’ transnational network – an interrelational approach to film history"

A new working paper by Ricardo Borrmann (Visiting Research Fellow at ZeMKI) has been published in the "Communicative Figurations" working paper series.

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"Methodological challenges in researching the biographies and professional activities of women war reporters of the First World War"

Dr. Stephanie Seul presents research project in Gregynog (Great Britain).

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New Working Paper: "Fort McMurray, Climate Change and ‘The Beast’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian News Editorials and Opinions"

A new Working Paper by Patrick McCurdy (Visiting Research Fellow at ZeMKI, University of Bremen) and Martine Stevens has been published in the "Communicative Figurations" Working Paper series.

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ZeMKI Research Seminar / Summer Semester 2019

The programme of this semester's Research Seminar is now online.

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ZeMKI-members at the DGPuK annual conference 2019

The annual conference of the German Communication Association takes place from May 9th to May 11th 2019 in Münster. Several ZeMKI-members will participate.

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Conference: Comparative Media Studies in Today's World

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp holds keynote at international conference on digital media, data infrastructures and pioneer journalism.

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Visitors from the USA

On April 17, Prof. Dr. Yannis Theocharis and Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter will meet with a delegation of ten professional staff who work in communications for Members of the United States Congress.

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

Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter
ECO5 3.91 
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Heide Pawlik
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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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Mailing Address

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

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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