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Lecture on Religion and Gaming by ZeMKI Member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

On 23.04.2024, ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler gave a lecture as part of the lecture series “Religious Practice in Digital Change” in the theme year “The Digitization of Religion” at the University of Münster. The subject of the lecture series is the question of how different churches and religious communities deal with the opportunities (…)


Recov-19 Project at GeNet-ISMRC Spring Meeting

The members of the Media and Religion Lab Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler and Dr. Hannah Grünenthal presented the project “Recov-19: The Changing Role of Religion in Societies Emerging from Covid-19” at the spring meeting of the Network of German-speaking Researchers of Religion and Culture in Times of Deep Mediatization (GeNet-ISMRC). Together with the project “Covid-19 (…)


Open Call for ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellows, 2024

Come and work with us!  Our Fellowship Program invites international researchers to Bremen for four weeks to deepen and connect their research in the transformation of media, communication, and information. We are looking for established scholars who want to enjoy the thriving interdisciplinary research environment at ZeMKI.


ZeMKI member Andrea Grahl takes part in the opening panel of Media Practice Week 2024 with expertise on journalism

On February 5, 2024, Andrea Grahl, research assistant at the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), will enrich the opening panel of the Media Practice Week 2024 at the SFG 2010 with her expertise on the topic of journalism. Grahl, research assistant in the “molo.news” project, will provide well-founded insights into current developments (…)

Andreas Breiter

Lecture by Andreas Breiter at Oxford University on the Opportunities and Risks of Communicative AI

On January 15, 2024, ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Breiter gave a lecture on current research projects at Oxford University. The event was organized by the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII). Particular emphasis was placed on the digital transformation of education, especially with regard to the potential of artificial intelligence. Abstract: (…)


Call for Papers for special issue of merzWissenschaft: "Media, Media Concepts and Public Audience in the Digital Transformation"

Submission deadline for a special issue of merzWissenschaft on “Media, Media Concepts and Public Audience in the Digital Transformation” ends on January 24, 2024. ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp is co-editor. The special edition of merzWissenschaft is published every December. This issue is dedicated to just one current topic, which it examines comprehensively and (…)


Job Advertisement: Research Assistant in the molo.news Project

In the BMBF-funded project “molo.news”, we are testing the nationwide launch of a local news and information platform. In this project (headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp), the University of Bremen, Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) has a vacancy for a Research assistant (f/m/d) Salary group 13 TV-L 75 % of regular (…)


ZeMKI Research Colloquium with Dr. Christoph Günther (University of Erfurt, Germany): "Of Snapwas and Tele-Dāʿīs: Audiovisualities of contemporary Muslim preaching"

Where: Room 60.070, Linzer Str. 4 When: December 20, 2023 – 16:15 to 17:45h   Abstract: My paper explores the audiovisual design of videos by contemporary Muslim preachers. I hope to offer a broader perspective on this emerging field that considers the complexity of audiovisual material. I propose audiovisuality as a conceptual addition to existing (…)


New Article by ZeMKI Members Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach and Dr. Daria Dergacheva published in Policy & Internet Journal

The article entitled “Mandate to overblock? Understanding the impact of the European Union’s Article 17 on copyright content moderation on YouTube” presents the results of a study that examines the potential overblocking due to copyright moderation and changes in the diversity of cultural offerings on YouTube in two EU member states of comparable size and (…)


ZeMKI-Workshop "Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning"

The ZeMKI-Lab “Media & Education” is organizing the workshop “Tutorial Culture – Audiovisual Diversity in Communicative Figurations of Informal Learning” next Friday, as part of the research focus “Audiovisual Cultures”. When: 08.12.2023 – 9:00 am to approx. 3:00 pm Where: ZeMKI meeting room, Linzerstraße 4.   Everyone is invited! Gladly also – if time or (…)


ComAI lecture with with Prof. Dr. David Gunkel (Northern Illinois University, USA)

Tomorrow is the third “Communicative AI Lectures: ChatGPT, Ethics and Sustainability” at ZeMKI with Prof. Dr. David Gunkel: “The Relational Turn: A Techo-Ethics for the 21st Century and Beyond“ – “Person, Thing, Robot – European Tour” When: 5th December 2023 – 18:00-20:00h Where: Rotunde, Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5, 28359 Bremen) If you are unable to attend (…)

Rieke Boehling

Dissertation Prize for ZeMKI Member Dr. Rieke Böhling

At the annual conference of the DGPuK specialist group “Sociology of Media Communication” in Mannheim, ZeMKI member Dr. Rieke Böhling was awarded the dissertation prize “Media – Culture – Communication” for her thesis “Mediated Memories of Migration”, which was completed in 2022. Rieke Böhling researched (media-)mediated memories in connection with the “guest worker” migration from (…)

Philip Sinner

ZeMKI Member Dr. Philip Sinner at VII Research Meeting "Towards Development of Mediatization Resarch"

On 27.11.2023 the VII Research Meeting “Towards Development of Mediatization Resarch” will take place. This year the meeting is organized in cooperation of the Institute of Social Communication and Media Studies – Department of Mediatization of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin with the Wroclaw Academic Centre and the Academia Europaea Wroclaw Knowledge Hub (Poland). ZeMKI (…)


ComAI Lecture with Prof. Dr. Nick Couldry (LSE, UK)

On 28.11.2023 is te second lecture form the series “Communicative AI Lecture: ChatGPT, Ethics and Sustainability”. The guest is Prof. Dr. Nick Couldry (LSE, UK) with the topic “AI as knowledge capture and colonial landgrab”.   When: 28.11.2023    –    18:00 – 20:00h Where: Rotunda, Cartesium Building (Enrique-Schmidt-Str.5, 28359 Bremen)   If you can’t (…)


Members of the ZeMKI Lab Media and Religion give Lectures at the AAR

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler and Dr. Kathrin Trattner will discuss “The Last of Us and Postmdern Ambiguities” with international colleagues in the panel “Death, Dying and Beyond Unit” on Sinntag. D. Hannah Grünenthal, also a ZeMKI member, will give a lecture with Kerstin Radde-Antweiler on Monday on the role of religion in secular (…)