Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Young children increasingly encounter nudity or sexual images online. A large part of them wants to discuss this with their parents. But that does not always happen, according to Prof. Peter Nikken (ERMeCC). "The subject is often still taboo."
Friday, 17 March 2017
Prof. Martine Bouman has received the Marc Cornelissen | Brightlands Award 2017 out of the hands of jury chairperson Maria van der Hoeven and Governor Theo Bovens. The award recognizes Bouman’s work as a groundbreaking pioneer in the field of entertainment education.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Historian Sandra Khor Manickam and Dr Naoko Iioka (independent researcher) recently received a Grant for Japan-related Research Projects from the Sumitomo Foundation Japan. They will study the history of Japanese medical migrants during World War II.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Although eyewitnesses of the Second World War have become ever more prominent in the media, there is no systematic research on the content of their testimonies. Even though the transmission of eyewitness memories, with the loss of the eyewitness generations, has been given more and more importance. Historian Susan Hogervorst, a researcher in the EUR research program ‘WAR! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts’, has received a Research Pilot Grant for such a research project from CLARIAH, Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
The Master History of Society turned out to be the number one History Master in the Dutch Keuzegids Master 2017. Keuzegids annually conducts a comparative research on masters in different fields, based on results from the National Student Survey as well as official reports.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Like in previous years, the Research Master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and Arts has received such positive assessments in the Selection Guide Masters (Keuzegids Masters 2017), that the programme is allowed to carry the quality label "Top programme" in the current academic year.
Monday, 9 January 2017
Every day we are confronted with images of war, famine, and natural disasters. Which images of human suffering are still touching to us? And which images make us donate to charity? Media scientist and ERMeCC PhD Johannes von Engelhardt gave a lecture on this subject in the television show Universiteit van Nederland (University of the Netherlands). Click here to watch the lecture (in Dutch).
Monday, 19 December 2016
During and after the American elections people were once again confronted with the fact that social media are not objective news media. Fake news, and even complete websites with false information emerged everywhere. Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant wonders what should happen to stop the increasing stream of gibberish on the internet. According to prof. dr. Peter Nikken, education has a very important role here.