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Peter Nikken for NOS: what to discuss with children when they see sex online

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."

Prof. Martine Bouman wins Marc Cornelissen | Brightlands Award

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. 

Sandra Khor Manickam receives grant for project on history of Japanese medical migrants

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.

Funding for digital humanities project on WW2 eyewitness testimonies

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.

Master History of Society named number one by Keuzegids Masters 2017

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.

 

Research Master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts 'Top programme'

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. 

Johannes von Engelhardt at Universiteit van Nederland: which news images make us donate to charity?

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).

Prof. dr. Peter Nikken in De Volkskrant: Media literacy deserves more attention in education

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.