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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 (…)

Behind the Scenes Online Talk Series (Session 9) with Eugenia Siapera: Civil Society Organisations (CSO) as Platform Governance Actors

Next week, Eugenia Siapera & Elizabeth Farries will talk about “CSOs as Platform Governance Actors” as part of the Online Talk Series “Behind the Scenes – Conversations on Empirical Platform Governance Research. Time and Date: April 16, 2024, 3-4 pm (CET)   About the Series This talk is part of the series Behind the Scenes – (…)


ZeMKI-Member Christian Katzenbach now Visiting Professor at LSE

ZeMKI-Member Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach has started his position as visiting professor at the The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During his stay, until July 2024, Christian is working on topics ranging from AI discourses and regulation, to the role of social media platforms in society. At the department, he is teaching (…)

Lecture Title Slide Prof. Christian Katzenbach holds lecture on the "Understanding the emergence of platforms and their governance" at Hertie School

ZeMKI member Prof. Christian Katzenbach holds lecture on the "Understanding the emergence of platforms and their governance" at Hertie School

ZeMKI member Prof. Christian Katzenbach will hold a lecture on “Understanding the emergence of platforms and their governance” at the Hertie School of Governance this Wednesday, March 13. The lecture will touch upon interesting topics such as: Platforms have become key players and institutions in contemporary societies But how do they become what they are, (…)


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.


Shifting AI controversies

On behalf of the international research project Shaping 21st Century AI, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the ZeMKI, University of Bremen, in cooperation with the research group “Politics of Digitalization” at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), invite to an international conference on the topic of AI controversies. The conference was held in English.


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 (…)

Paloma Otero

Lecture by ZeMKI Member Dr. Paloma Viejo Otero

On 16.11.2023, ZeMKI member Dr. Paloma Viejo Otero will give a lecture at the GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne. She will be part of the opening panel of the Conference on Harmful Online Communication (CHOC), which will take place on November 16 and 17. The opening panel discussion with the topic “Harmful (…)


5th Session of the "Conversations on Empirical Platform Governance Research"

“Conversations on Empirical Platform Governance Research” will take place online for the fifth time on November 14th at 2:00 pm. Our guest is Zheyu Shang , she will give a talk on “Towards a More Inclusive Platform Governance: User’s Practices of Participatory Content Moderation on China’s Digital Platforms”. Zheyu Shang is a PhD candidate at (…)


Building Trust in the Digital Age

Organized by Dr. Dennis Redeker, a panel discussion entitled “Building in the Digital Age: How to fight hate and misinformation on social media – in Georgia and beyond” will take place on 02.11.2023. When: 02.11.2023 – 17:00 to 19:00 hrs Where: House of Science Bremen (1st floor) Guests are Prof. Dr. Sergi Jorbenadze (Tbilisi State (…)