by Adam Wickberg Introduction By 1570 the Spanish empire under the reign of King Philip II had already ruled the part of Central America known as New Spain for half a century. The famous conquistadors like Hernán Cortés and Christopher Columbus were dead and gone, but stories of their great fortune were very much alive […]
by Janet Walker Introduction Dead trees with leafless branches grey against the sky, flooded roads, houses raised up on stilts: such are the marks of coastal communities in peril in this time of environmental volatility and degradation. Chief Albert Naquin states in the 2015 documentary Can’t Stop the Water that ‘[t]he small Indian community of […]
Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin 1 August 2019. Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, […]
Film-Philosophy 2018 will be held at University of Gothenburg (Sweden), from 3 to 5 July. The conference is associated with the journal Film-Philosophy. Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge), Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (University of California at Davis), Eugenie Brinkema (MIT), Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London), and filmmakers Maja Borg (Sweden) […]
guest edited by Giorgio Avezzù (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Teresa Castro (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 / IRCAV), and Giuseppe Fidotta (Concordia University) Recent media scholarship has been undergoing a spatial turn. Borrowed from geography, key concepts such as mapping/cartography, space/place, environment, landscape, mobility, territory, and others have gradually become unavoidable in the domain of media and visual studies, […]
CALL FOR PAPERS The University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are happy to present The NECS 2018 Conference Media Tactics and Engagement 27-29 June 2018 Hosted by the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam Pre-Conference Media in Transition 26 June 2018 Hosted by Utrecht University Post-Conference […]
The NECS 2018 conference will take place at the University of Amsterdam, organised by NECSUS editorial board members Patricia Pisters and Jaap Kooijman, among others. Kooijman has created a short video to announce the conference. More details coming in the months to follow.
The twenty-first century proliferation of digital infrastructures marks the simultaneous hyperinflation and the abolition of the concept of the medium. In this seminar we examine the changing role of infrastructures, place-making, and culture in the production of environmental media configurations as space and platforms. The seminar itself is conceived as a platform to create connections […]
A decade ago, American political satirist Stephen Colbert coined the term ‘truthiness’ in his program ‘The Wørd’, to call attention to a striking pathology in American politics, broadcasting, and business: to purposefully create poisonous information environments not based on logic, examination, or facts, but rather depending on affects, intuitions, and perceptions. Colbert’s main case in […]
by Chloé Galibert-Laîné This video was produced as part of an ongoing collaborative project on terrorist media. The project aims to explore the contents and contexts for production of terrorist media and to question how these images migrate from social media to news broadcasts, from phones to computers, from the Middle East to other regions […]
The preliminary program of the 11th annual NECS Conference, which will take place from June 29th to July 1st 2017 in Paris, is now available online. Keynote speakers for the conference include Mark Hansen (Duke University, USA), Deborah Chambers (Newcastle University, UK), and Elizabeth Price (artist). NECS Conference activities will take place this year in three different […]
by Malte Hagener Following the conversation with Richard Dyer featured in the Spring 2016 issue of NECSUS, we continue our series of interviews with key figures in the field of media studies. This time we turn to David Bordwell, one of the most prolific scholars in film studies, but also a controversial figure who was […]
The website Open Access in Media Studies is now online. It is maintained and curated by Jeroen Sondervan in collaboration with the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). The website and blog aim to inform about and promote open access publishing in the field of media studies.
by Anirban Gupta-Nigam Saddleworth Moor On 26 January 2016 The Guardian reported the following: ‘[a] man who died on a remote hillside may have been making a pilgrimage to the scene of plane crash that killed 24 people in 1949, police have said – possibly because he was related to a victim of the disaster’. […]
In contemporary media environments, it is hard to tell what is true and what is not. A considerable amount of the ‘news’ that social media feeds us on a daily basis is either straightforward hoaxes or satirical takes on the deplorable state of current media journalism. With regards to the latter, Stephen Colbert has famously […]