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ZeMKI doctoral programme

The doctoral programme of the ZeMKI deals with the development of media and communication. In deeply mediatized societies, social fields including politics, education, religion, popular culture and art are transforming. Not only changing digital infrastructures, but also innovative practices of media use and datafication play a role. Since phenomena in these thematic fields are multi-layered, the doctoral programme as a whole is based on a broad interdisciplinary approach in order to strengthen the respective disciplinary doctorates. 

The range of disciplines involved in the doctoral programme are broad: in addition to communication and media studies, it includes history, film studies, religious studies, sociology, political science, education, and computer science. The integration of these disciplines results in a comprehensive study course with varying perspectives, that assist profound learning, and capacitate creative approaches to research.

The aim of the ZeMKI doctoral programme at the University of Bremen is to provide cooperative and collegial supervision for its doctoral students. Participants must be registered as doctoral students at the University of Bremen, and be supervised by professors working at the ZeMKI. The doctoral programme is based on a binding doctoral agreement that separates supervision from peer review, and gives doctoral candidates extensive opportunities to develop and complete their dissertation projects in a constructive environment. 

Contact

: Dr. Miira Hill
Dr.

Miira Hill

Institution Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen (ZeMKI)

Building/room: LINZ6
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 36
E-Mail: mhillprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Participation in eventsCourse leader

Frequency/ Duration & Semester 

Block event: "Exposé and Project Development"

2 professors at ZeMKI

3x 1 day Winter or Summer Semester

Block event for the presentation and discussion of the projects / project ideas

Supervising professors at ZeMKI

1x 1 day in the semester

Workshops on self-selected topics

PhD students

at least 1x year x 1 day

Method exercises of the MA programs of the ZeMKI

Changing professors at ZeMKI

2 SWS

Methods groups

PhD students and PhD students

at least 1x semester x 1 day

Subject groups

PhD students and PhD students

at least 1x semester x 1 day

Lab Colloquia

Lab cables

several times a semester

ZeMKI- Colloquia

Changing professors at ZeMKI

several times a semester

Optional events (subject-related events, key qualifications, professional career)

International Summer Schools, BYRD, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute, external lecturers

different

Participation in eventsCourse leader

Frequency/ Duration & Semester 

Block event for the presentation and discussion of the projects / project ideas

Supervising professors at ZeMKI

1x 1 day in the semester

Workshops on self-selected topics

PhD students

at least 1x year x 1 day

Methods groups

PhD students and PhD students

at least 1x semester x 1 day

Subject groups

PhD students and PhD students

at least 1x semester x 1 day

Lab Colloquia

Lab cables

several times a semester

ZeMKI- Colloquia

Changing professors at ZeMKI

several times a semester

Optional events (subject-related events, key qualifications, professional career)

International Summer Schools, BYRD, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute, external lecturers

different

Participation in eventsCourse leader

Frequency/ Duration & Semester 

Block event for the presentation and discussion of the projects / project ideas

Supervising professors at ZeMKI

1x 1 day in the semester

Workshops on self-selected topics

PhD students

at least 1x year x 1 day

Methods groups

PhD students and PhD students

at least 1x semester x 1 day

Subject groups

PhD students and PhD students

at least 1x semester x 1 day

Lab Colloquia

Lab cables

several times a semester

ZeMKI- Colloquia

Changing professors at ZeMKI

several times a semester

Optional events (subject-related events, key qualifications, professional career)

International Summer Schools, BYRD, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute, external lecturers

different

Closing Colloquia

Changing professors at ZeMKI

1x in final phase of the dissertation

 

Digital Media and Politics 

The study group is concerned with the exchange of content and methodology on digital communication in political contexts. Specifically, the group is interested in phenomena of political participation on the Internet, the transformation of the political public sphere through digital media, the transformative effect of digital media for political systems, the use of political media content, the representation of political actors on the Internet, the dissemination of political news and its credibility. The study group aims to follow current research in these areas and to exchange theoretical, content-related and methodological findings. Among other things, they meet for a reading circle.

Kontakt: pa_zeprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de and j.rauprotect me ?!leibniz-hbiprotect me ?!.de

Journalism

This group brings together doctoral students who are working on journalism in their dissertations. We discuss literature and empiricism and talk about theoretical and methodological challenges. On the one hand, we follow the current status in the common research field and, on the other hand, we discuss specific questions or problems that arise in doctoral projects.The group meets once a month.

Contact:  denise.fechnerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Lab Colloquia

Each ZeMKI-Lab organizes regular colloquium dates in the semester for a scientific exchange. The dates are organized internally by the Labs, but they are open to the other members by arrangement. Regular participation in the Labs' appointments is explicitly desired.

ZeMKI Colloquia

The research colloquium takes place regularly on Wednesdays between 12 and 14 o'clock and includes lectures by the ZeMKI Fellows on current research projects followed by a question and discussion session. It is open to all PhD students and regular attendance is encouraged.

Day of Research

The research day takes place once a semester. It gives an opportunity to present project work as well as individual work within ZeMKI in different formats (e.g. presentation, sketch, data session etc.). It is not necessary to present a finished project, workshop reports are also welcome. Doctoral students are also explicitly invited to provide insights into their dissertation projects.

Brestolon

The ZeMKI is part of the BREmen-STOckholm-LONdon network, which meets once a year at one of the locations. It offers PhD students the opportunity to present their dissertation projects and get feedback from the other participants. An application to participate is required.

Summer/Winter Schools

The ZeMKI supports the participation in Summer Schools (e.g.: ECREA Summer School) and Winter Schools (e.g.: Digital Methods Initiative Amsterdam) for further education. An application for participation is necessary.

Erasmus

Within the framework of the Erasmus program, doctoral students can take advantage of a stay at a partner university as doctoral students or lecturers (with a teaching assignment). 

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