Events

How Google Arts & Culture is challenging and reproducing ‘The Museum’

Article
Inge Beekmans
21/11/2022
21 minutes to read

While cultural heritage professionals are debating ethical issues and the future of museums, arts and culture, the Google Arts & Culture project is displaying human remains and stolen objects online. This article explores how Google's reach and technical affordances might impact efforts to transform the fields of cultural heritage and museology. 

Lies, Laws, and Literature: What Franz Kafka Teaches Us about Power and Politics Today

Article
Katherine Huber
17/06/2024
11 minutes to read

What can we learn about contemporary by reading the work of Franz Kafka? In this article, Kate Huber and Odile Heynders address The Trial, pro-palestine protests, The Metamorphosis and the toeslagenaffaire.

QAnon and how they remain visible in the hybrid media system

Article
Sophie Mols
15/01/2022
11 minutes to read

QAnon keeps succeeding in spreading its messages despite the efforts of social media to censor them. This article explores how the tactics they use, real-world events, and the current media landscape influence this.

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Lifelong learning: the Dark Academia aesthetic as a taste regime

Article
Iris Dumoulin
12/01/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, I will explore how dark academia can be defined as a taste regime and how specific practices relate to the investment in practical knowledge in order to gain capital on social, economic, and cultural levels.

Bearing witness online: How hashtags enabled an uprising in Iran

Paper
Prajakta Athlekar
05/06/2023
15 minutes to read

This paper explores how the fearless citizens of Iran are bearing witness every single day and strengthening the revolution through witness footage, hashtag framing, and authenticity. 

Deviating from the mainstream: Amish or Uber-Hipsters?

Paper
Femke van Bree
17/10/2022
8 minutes to read

In this paper, we intend to find out if the hipster subculture is inspired by the Amish subculture. We will investigate this by analyzing two typical cultural features: appearance (fashion) and food. 

Futuristic books and their content

Healthcare in the future: PTSD & EMDR in 2045

Video
Elena Sofia Silva
07/06/2024

This podcast delves into the futuristic world of "Future Echoes" by Mary Thomson, exploring psychological narratives set in 2045 through the lens of trauma specialist Dr. Jane Washington. 

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The deviant image of student association Vindicat

Paper
Ruben den Boer
16/03/2022
16 minutes to read

How student association Vindicat tried to restore its own image by labeling individual members as 'deviants' (and failed). 

FRIENDS: The One With the Parasocial Relationships

Article
Marijn van Engelen
08/05/2024
12 minutes to read

How can the six Friends feel like our real friends? This article discusses how various elements of the hit TV show contribute to forming parasocial relationships with the fictional characters, evoking a sense of intimacy.

Friends: From progressive for its time to failing to age well

Paper
Daisy van Belzen
09/01/2023
13 minutes to read

Does a show from the 90s have a place in our current culture, or has it become too culturally outdated? This study aims to show how a contemporary audience deals with an older cultural expression.

What we do in the shadows TV show

The mockumentary film and TV show ‘What We Do In The Shadows’

Paper
Kelly Burnet
13/01/2023
17 minutes to read

Modern cinema and popular culture are not done with vampirism. The award-winning mockumentary film and show 'What we do in the shadows' features vampires, and other monsters, trying to make sense of modern life.