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Annually published report on the activities of the ZeMKI in the areas of research, qualification projects, research-based learning, events and publications.

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ZeMKI Research Report 2022/2023

Browsing through the ZeMKI’s Research Report 22022/23, it is clear at first glance how much research into communicative AI has arrived at the ZeMKI: various projects on this topic are producing their first results in 2022/23. The automation of communication was the topic of the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), which the (…)

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ZeMKI Research Report 2021/2022

Time flies, now that a year is behind us in which we have moved from researching more less in an “online world” back into “co-presence”. Not only were there, again, many appearances at conferences, on-site research and a summer party, but the ZeMKI Research Seminar and Fellow Programme have also picked up speed locally. We (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2020/2021

Many say that 2020/21 was a year of many changes – driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. We do not want to claim that Corona had no consequences at ZeMKI, but . However, the truly game-changing experiences for the institution were others. A first major change concerns the names that appear under this editorial: There was (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2019

Editorial The year 2019 was the first year that ZeMKI was recognized as a Central Research Unit (ZWE) of the University of Bremen. This makes us one of eight outstanding cross-departmental research units with a focus on a specific topic, which is of central strategic importance for the University of Bremen. We hope that this (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2018

Editorial Sometimes, things happen faster than you think. 2018 was such a year for the ZeMKI. At the beginning of the year, our steering committee decided to submit an application to the Academic Senate (AS) of the University of Bremen for the ZeMKI to be recognized as a Central Research Unit (ZWE). Central research units (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2017

We look back at a year in which various new research projects were started at ZeMKI. You can read about them in this report: Christine Lohmeier and Christian Pentzold founded the DFG-funded network for memory research in communication studies; Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz started the DFG project on the transnational communication history of the League of Nations; (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2016

Editorial In the course of 2016, two major collaborative research projects involving the ZeMKI were successfully concluded: the priority programme “Mediatized Worlds” and the Creative Unit “Communicative Figurations”. The DFG-funded priority programme was established under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz in 2009/2010, and has since successfully examined the increasing penetration of culture and (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2015

Editorial For the ZeMKI, 2015 was a special year because it was characterized by the centre’s 10-year anniversary: Founded in 2005 under the name IMKI (Institute for Media, Communication and Information Research) and renamed in 2011 as ZeMKI (Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research), we look back at a history that is no longer (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2014

Editorial For media and communications researchers, 2014 was a special year. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) dedicated the Year of Science under the motto „The digital society“ (http://www.digital-ist.de); this has always been a core theme of the research at the ZeMKI, and so its members were engaged broadly in various ways in (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2013

Editorial 2013 was a year of many activities and achievements for the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI). One of the main drivers for this development was the “Communicative figurations“ research group that had been recognized by the Academic Senate of the University of Bremen in 2011. The research group is based at (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2012

Editorial At the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) of the University of Bremen, the year 2012 was connected with several major changes and achievements: Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz took up her post as professor of communication and media studies with a focus on media change. This not just established another subject group at the (…)


ZeMKI Research Report 2011

Editorial Foreword by the Vice-Rector for Research and Early-Career Researchers 2011 was a special year in the history of the University of Bremen: In its 40th year after being founded, it achieved an important milestone in its bid to become the first university in north-western Germany to be awarded excellence status. The university was invited (…)