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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 at the ZeMKI: Sabine Thöle

Welcome to the ZeMKI! Sabine Thöle joins the ZeMKI as an advisory member in the lab "Communication History and Media Change"

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ZeMKI presentations on mediatization and new technologies at the European Communication Conference

ZeMKI members Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp, Florian Hohmann and Alessandro Belli give talks at the European Communication Conference 2021 on current findings from their work on research software and pioneer communities

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The European Media Salon opens its doors

On 15 September 2021, the European Media Salon invites you to its first virtual events (via Zoom) from 6 pm.

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Lecture at ECREA Conference

ZeMKI member Dr. Stephanie Seul ist giving a lecture on "Transnational female journalism during World War I: A case study of Annie Christitch – Irish-Serbian war reporter, nurse, and Catholic suffragist" on 7 September at 5pm.

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New at the ZeMKI: Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach

Welcome to the ZeMKI! Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach joins the ZeMKI and sets up lab “Platform Governance, Media, and Technology”

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Job vacancies at ZeMKI

Several vacancies for Postdoctoral Researchers and Doctoral students are currently open.

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Elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS)

ZeMKI member Dr. Stephanie Seul has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of her contribution to historical scholarship.

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Welcome Christian Staden!

Christian Staden joins the ZeMKI lab "Media Education and Educational Media" of Prof. Dr. Karsten D. Wolf

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Website of the "European Media Salon" is online

Six european researchers initiated the "European Media Salon" to reinforce research collaboration of the fields of media communications and cultural studies

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New journal article published

ZeMKI members Dr. Stephan O. Görland and Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer published their paper "A matter of time? Sustainability and digital media use" in the journal "Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance“

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ZeMKI members give lecture at the annual conference of the IAMCR

Prof. Dr. Karsten Wolf, Verena H. Wilkens & Patrick Jung together with Nina Altmaier, Katrin Klieme & Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold give a lecture on "Is There a Gendered Response to YouTube Tutorials? Self-representation And Commenting Behavior Around Extracurricular Educational Content"

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Interview: Deep Mediatization during COVID-19

The interview with ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp was published in the special issue "#TogetherApart: Mediatization, (Inter)subjectivity and Sociality at a Time of Pandemic" of the e-journal "Networking Knowledge"

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ZeMKI Online Research Seminar Lecture by David Hesmondhalgh

On 14 July from 04:15pm to 5:45pm (CET) his lecture on "Digital Platforms in the Realm of Culture: the Case of Music Streaming Services" will take place as a zoom conference.

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New at ZeMKI: Stephanie Geise

Welcome! PD Dr. habil. Stephanie Geise joins the ZeMKI lab as deputy professor.

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Podcast "Thinking with Elias"

In the third episode of the podcast on the topic of "Communicative Figurations", ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp talks about deep mediatization, figurations and how Eliasian sociology can help us to understand the Digital Society.

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Leopoldina statement on the role of digital technologies in public communication published

New forms of digital participation in public discourse are called for by the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences. This also includes alternative forms of journalism. ZeMKI members are also involved in the public statement.

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New at ZeMKI: Otávio Daros

Welcome! Otávio Daros joins the ZeMKI lab "Communication History and Media Change" of Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz

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New Issue "Communications"

A new issue "Communications.The European Journal of Communication Research" has been published.

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We remember: 50th birthday of Marco Höhn

On Sunday, 6 June 2021, our esteemed colleague Marco Höhn would have celebrated his 50th birthday. He died unexpectedly and suddenly in September 2020.

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Call for Papers

For a Thematic Issue in the International Journal of Communication: "Beyond Californian Ideology? Tech Communities and Alternative Imaginaries of Deep Mediatization"

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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").

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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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CORONA - INFO

Due to the Corona pandemic the ZeMKI at Linzer Str. 4/6 will stay closed for visitors and students until further notice. 

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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