New: Master in Place, Culture and Tourism

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

In September 2018, the Arts and Culture Studies department of Erasmus University Rotterdam will offer a new Master's programme: Place, Culture and Tourism. In this specialization of the Master in Arts and Culture Studies, students will gain thorough knowledge of the complex interplay between place, culture and tourism.

Bregje van Eekelen joins the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Dr Bregje van Eekelen has arrived at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (USA). As a member of the IAS, Dr Van Eekelen has been invited to join the School for Social Science. The theme for 2017-2018 is "The Social Sciences in a Changing World". Dr Van Eekelen will work on her research project "Brainstorms: A Cultural History of Undisciplined Thought", in which she traces the twentieth century history of creative thinking in military and industrial settings, and complete several articles on histories of social science.

Media & Communication graduates among winners Digital Communication Awards 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Two recent graduates from the Department of Media and Communication were among the winners of the Digital Communication Awards 2017.

Sanne Opree wins Erasmus University's Research Prize

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

And the award goes to... Dr. Sanne Opree! Erasmus University's Research Prize was handed to our Assistant Professor (Media & Communication) during the Academic Opening of the Year on Monday, September 4th. The Research Prize is for a promosing postdoctoral researcher who has put in an outstanding performance in the field of research. 

Payal Arora receives Education Prize

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

On 4 September, the new academic year was officially opened with the Heartbeat Festival and a ceremony in the auditorium of the Erasmus Building. This year, the Education Prize was awarded to one of the ESHCC's lecturers: Dr Payal Arora (Media & Communication, ERMeCC).

Pauwke Berkers and Erik Hitters receive grant for project on pop music research

Monday, 4 September 2017

Pauwke Berkers' and Erik Hitters' research project on pop music research has received a KIEM grant from NWO. The KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate public-private partnerships in the domain of the Creative industries. Berkers will be working on the project as project leader, the other team members are ESHCC Associate Professor Erik Hitters and Joke Hermes and Koos Zwaan from Hogeschool Inholland. Partners in the project are De Popcoalitie and POPnl.

Nazi's were not rational and reticent

Thursday, 31 August 2017

In recent interviews, science philosopher Maarten Boudry claimed that jihadism is more dangerous than nazism, because jihadi's are more expressive about and proud of their murdering and torturing, whereas national socialists were more rational and reticent. Historian Pieter van den Heede disagreed and refuted Boudry's claims in an online article.

Maria Grever: let historians study games and theater

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

History is a source of inspiration for musicals, video games, movies, so historians should get involved with popular culture. That was the statement Prof. Maria Grever made during her keynote lecture at the Historian Days (Historicidagen), a three-day conference in Utrecht.

Celebrating exceptional performances of ESHCC staff members

Thursday, 24 August 2017

During the opening of the Academic Year, Erasmus University Rotterdam will pay tribute to the exceptional performances of a number of its academics, students and employees. On Monday, 4 September, the university’s awards will be presented and one student placed in the spotlight. Two of the ESHCC's lecturers are nominated fot the Education Prize. And the Research Prize will also be awarded to one of our staff members.

Marc van Berkel in AD: Lessons on Holocaust are often insufficient

Monday, 24 July 2017

What types of lives did the Jews live before World War II? And which roles did the Dutch police forces and other authorities play in the persecution of Jews? These and other questions are hardly or not being answered in Dutch history textbooks, according to PhD candidate Marc van Berkel. He studied and compared fifty years of narrating the Holocaust in history textbooks for upper secondy education in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) and the Netherlands. The Dutch newspaper AD interviewed him about his research.