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ZeMKI Fellows 2024

ZeMKI Visiting Research Fellows 2024

This year, the ZeMKI welcomes a total of four Visiting Research Fellows as part of its Visiting Researcher Program. From over 85 applications, the steering committee of the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research at the University of Bremen selected five researchers who will work together with two ZeMKI labs in interdisciplinary research for (…)

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ZeMKI Member Dr. Dom Ford at Symposium ‘Videogames as Folkworlds: Nationalism – Democracy – Sustainability’ in Regensburg

ZeMKI member Dr. Dom Ford has been invited to give a talk at the University of Regensburg on ‘A World to Escape to: Gameworlds as Otherworlds in Datafied Society’ at the symposium ‘Videogames as Folkworlds: Nationalism – Democracy – Sustainability’, 11–12 April. About the event: Funded by the Vielberth Foundation and sponsored by the Leibniz (…)

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Prof. Dr. Radde-Antweiler: Research Fellow at UNC Greensboro

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler is currently a Research Fellow at UNC Greensboro. Since last year, UNCG has established an E-Sports Center (https://esports.uncg.edu/), which offers study programs as well as research on the topic of digital gaming. During her three-month stay, she will collaborate with the Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming (https://cas.uncg.edu/ncsv). The stay (…)

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Call for Applications: IASGAR Research Day

The International Academy for the Study of Gaming and Religion (IASGAR)  and the Research Area Digital Gaming at the ZeMKI – Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research is hosting its third IASGAR Research Day. Exclusively for early-stage researchers, graduate students and doctoral students, the workshop welcomes research on media-centered approaches, perspectives of game developers and publishers, and viewpoints (…)

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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler at Symposium on Church History and Game Studies

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler takes part in a panel discussion at the hybrid conference “Church History and Game Studies? Explorations of Religion and History in Digital Games” at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The conference is a collaboration between the Chair of Church History at the Department of Protestant Theology at Goethe University Frankfurt, (…)

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Methods for Studying Video Games and Religion (2019)

Vít Šisler, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler Game studies has been an understudied area within the emerging field of digital media and religion. Video games can reflect, reject, or reconfigure traditionally held religious ideas and often serve as sources for the production of religious practices and ideas. This collection of essays presents a broad range of (…)

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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 (…)

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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.

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Gamevironments

Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Prof. Dr. Xenia Zeiler Managing Editor: Dr. Dr. Lisa Kienzl Language: English ISSN 2364-382X Video games are undeniably an important factor in cultural and religious socialization today. Research on this influential sector in the field of media is also taking place in academic discourse. As the first academic peer-reviewed online (…)

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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 (…)

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Lecture by ZeMKI Member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler

ZeMKI member Prof. Dr. Kerstin Radde-Antweiler will give a lecture on “The Discussion of Climate Change in Gaming Discussion Forums” in the panel “Building a better World through Videogaming?”. The lecture is on 09.11.2023 in Busan/South Korea as part of the 7th World Humanities Forum. More information about the program and the forum can be (…)

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Guest Lecture by ZeMKI-Member Dr. Dom Ford

On Wednesday, November 8, games researcher and ZeMKI member Dr. Dom Ford will give a guest lecture as part of his research stay at the University of Malta. In line with Dom Ford’s research, the talk entitled: “Approaching From Software’s Souls series as myth`at the Institute for Digital Games”, will focus on the notion of (…)

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ZeMKI Members at the CEEGS 2023

ZeMKI members Dr. Dom Ford and Bodil Stelter will be at CEEGS 2023 in Leipzig from 19 to 21 October. This year’s CEEGS is entitled “Meaning and Making of Games” and is being hosted by Macromedia University of Applied Sciences. Dr. Dom Ford will give a lecture entitled “The city, according to city builders: the (…)

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New Anthology published by ZeMKI Member Dr. Anke Offerhaus

The anthology “Medienvielfalt – Religionsvielfalt: Facetten der Transformation von Medien und Religion” from the book series “Medien, Kultur, Kommunikation” was edited by ZeMKI member Anke Offerhaus. The following texts by Anke Offerhaus were also published in the anthology: Media Diversity – Religious Diversity: Facets of the Transformation of Media and Religion (Introduction)) Online mourning also (…)

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Keynote by ZeMKI Member Dr. Dom Ford

Under the title “Oldenburg School for the Social Sciences and the Humanities”, a series of events will take place in Oldenburg at the beginning of October to promote young academics in the humanities and social sciences. When: 04. to 06.10.2023 Where: Smart House, Oldenburg On October 6, ZeMKI member Dr. Dom Ford will give a (…)

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RECOV-19 Project Meeting at ZeMKI

At the end of August, the members of all four projects met in Bremen to discuss their results and plan the next steps. In this context, the first results of the group’s research on religion and digitalization in times of Corona were presented and discussed in a public lecture. The guests were colleagues from Canada, (…)

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Self-Expertization and Laypersons

Workshop as part of the Creative Unit “Communicative Figurations” Date: February 9-10, 2015 Location: University of Bremen, ZeMKI, meeting room Organization: Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Ute Volkmann Objective There are several sub-projects in the research network “Communicative Figurations” that focus on audience participation as a relevant factor with regard to the social change under investigation. What these (…)

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Exploring Medial Change

Internal event Media and communication change is currently the subject of various major research networks. The research group “Political Communication in the Online World” is investigating how politics and political communication are changing with the progressive establishment of the internet. The NCCR Democracy focuses, among other things, on the medialization of politics and society. The (…)