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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.

Out now: ZeMKI Research Report 2020/2021

The ZeMKI Research Report provides insights into the interdisciplinary activities in research and teaching at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research at the University of Bremen.

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European Media Salon Lecture

On 8 December 2021 at 4pm the talk on the topic "European research policy for a transforming media landscape" will be conducted by Prof. Dr. Kirsten Drotner and Prof. Dr. Brian O’Neill.

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Berninghausen Award for Outstanding Teaching

ZeMKI members Dr. Juliane Jarke and Irina Zakharova have received the Berninghausen Award for Outstanding Teaching in the category "Participative Teaching".

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Workshop on "Automated Content Moderation“

One of the speakers is ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach. The workshop will take place on 6 December 10am-11:30am CET.

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New at the ZeMKI: Laura Liebig

Welcome to the ZeMKI! Laura Liebig joins the ZeMKI in the Lab "Platform Governance, Media, and Technology"

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New at the ZeMKI: Vanessa Richter

Welcome to the ZeMKI! Vanessa Richter joins the ZeMKI as a PhD student the Lab "Platform Governance, Media, and Technology"

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ZeMKI Research Seminar Lecture by Hillel Nossek

On 1. December 2021 from 04:15pm - 5:45pm (CET) Prof. Dr. Hillel Nossek is giving a lecture on "Who is Afraid of Fake News? The message, the medium, and the audience - Covid-19 as a case study"

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European Media Salon Lecture

On 18 November 2021 at 5pm the talk on the topic "Where is the public sphere going?" will be conducted by Prof. Dr. Fausto Colombo and Prof. Dr. Ulrike Klinger.

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Lectures in the Data Science Forum

ZeMKI members Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach and Dr. Hendrik Heuer will give lectures at the Data Science Forum of the University of Bremen on 18.11 and 02.12.

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Workshop: Intellectuals, transatlantic exchanges, archives, and media: history and memory between Latin America and Europe

ZeMKI members Dr. Ricardo Borrmann and Prof. Dr. Delia González de Reufels are part of the International Cooperation Workshop that takes place from 16. - 18 November 2021.

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ZeMKI Research Seminar Lecture by Phoebe Moore

On 17. November 2021 from 04:15pm - 5:45pm (CET) Prof. Dr. Phoebe Moore is giving a lecture on "Problems in protections for the working data subject"

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ZeMKI Research Seminar Lecture by Anamaria Dutceac Segesten

On 10. November 2021 from 04:15pm - 5:45pm (CET) Dr. Anamaria Dutceac Segesten is giving a lecture on "Assessing Europeanization on social media: a new approach"

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New ZeMKI Working Paper: Beyond Participation

ZeMKI members Dr Juliane Jarke, Irina Zakharova and Dr Hendrik Heuer publish together with their co-authors Gabriela Molina León and Ulrike Gerhard a Review of Co-Creation in Computing

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New study: "Constructively through crises?"

A study by ZeMKI member Dr Leif Kramp together with Dr Stephan Weichert analyses cases of corona journalism and discusses the perspectives of constructive and solution-oriented approaches in journalism practice.

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Sigrid Kannengießer appointed as professor at ZeMKI

The University of Bremen has appointed Sigrid Kannengießer as professor of Communication and Media Studies with a Focus on Media Society. She sets up a new lab "Sustainability and digital societies“ at ZeMKI.

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Book Launch Event of the former ZeMKI Fellow Simone Natale

On the occasion of the publication of "Deceitful Media: Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test", a discussion between the author and three other scholars will take place online on 19 October. ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach will also be part of the panel.

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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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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. 

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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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