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.


Digitalization and Democracy

Inaugural lectures by Prof. Dr Stephanie Geise, Prof. Dr Christian Katzenbach and Prof. Dr Cornelius Puschmann on 24 March 2023 from 7 p.m. at the Haus der Wissenschaft Bremen

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Save the date: The International Bremen Symposium will take place this year from May 10-13 at City 46

The topic is: "Audiovisuality of Memory. Latin America and the Cinema" (in cooperation with the Lab "Audio-visual Media and Historiography").


68th Annual Conference of the German Communication Association on "Automation of Communication and Automated Media: Challenges for Communication and Media Studies", from 18 to 20 May 2023


molo.news: Research Network Tests Bremen News App

Following a successful test operation in Bremen, researchers are investigating how the news and information app molo.news can be made available throughout Germany. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 1.5 million euros of funding for the project.

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Two lectures by ZeMKI member Dr Philip Sinner at the annual conference of the International Association for Communication and Sport

The conference was held in Barcelona from 9 to 11 March 2023

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Media Practice Week 2023

First impressions of Bremen's communication and media sector from 06 - 10 March 2023

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Final conference of ReCreating Europe

Part of the conference the project "Platform Governance and Copyright" led by ZeMKI member Christian Katzenbach

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Chinese translation of the book "The Mediated Construction of Reality".

The translation of the work published in 2017 by Andreas Hepp and Nick Couldry.

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Call for Papers

Special Issue:“Mediatization and Human-Machine Communication”

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Alumni Newsletter

Multiple mentions of the work of the ZeMKI

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M.A. Digital Media and Society: Applications due by 15 March 2023, Invitation to Online Q&A Session

Applicants and prospective students of the M.A. Digital Media and Society are invited to attend a virtual Q&A session for the fall 2023 intake.

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New publication in the Oxford Handbook of Digital Religion by ZeMKI member Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler and other authors

New chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Digital Religion: "Value Formations through Digital Gaming." written by Grieve, Gregory P., Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, and Xenia Zeiler.

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News on the project "The sustainable provision of software for research on cross-media practices and digital traces"

The DFG-project was featured in the magazine "Mobile Media & Communication"

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Call for Papers for Special Issue “Careful Data Studies” in „Information, Communication and Society“

ZeMKI member Dr. Irina Zakharova and former ZeMKI member Prof. Juliane Jarke (University of Graz) are guest editors of a special issue on "Careful Data Studies" in "Information, Communication and Society".

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New handbook contribution by ZeMKI member Dr. Philip Sinner

The Research Handbook on Sport and COVID-19 is published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

New Working Paper: "Hybrid media? A comparison of traditional and social media migration-related content along scope, function and curation"

by the authors: Mike Farjam, Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Sara Schmitt & Boris Mance

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International Workshop: "Where is Mediatization Research headed?

On Wednesday, 1 February, the ZeMKI will host the international workshop "Where is Mediatization Research headed? European and Latin American Perspectives" will take place.

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Workshop on "Actor-Centered Research on Video Games".

02. February 2023

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ZeMKI Research Seminar with Dr. Artem Zakharchenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine)

"Is it possible to make a peace agreement with Sauron? Offensive and defensive strategic narratives in Ukraine during the war with Russia" Jan. 25. 2023, 16:15 - 17:45 (CET), Linzer Str. 4, room 60.070, 28359 Bremen

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Save the Date !

The interview is about the use of artificial intelligence in everyday school life

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Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

At the University of Bremen, the Collaborative Research Center 1342 “Global Dynamics of Social Policy” invites - under the condition of job release- applications for the following academic position

Open Call for the ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellowship 2023

ZeMKI's international programme for visiting researchers is entering a new round. The application deadline for this year is February 21, 2023.

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New edition of the Handbuch kommunikationswissenschaftliche Erinnerungsforschung available in open access

For this issue, some former and current ZeMKI members have contributed and written articles.

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