Culture policy and economic impact

This article is written as part of one of the courses of the BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society or the MA Online Culture at Tilburg University. Click on the link for more info on the courses and the programme.

In this international Bachelor’s program Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) the focus is on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.

Laughing jester carnival

Carnival: just another party?

Paper
Ruben Bastiaanse
04/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The future of carnival: is the traditional character and historical function of carnival at peril?

picture of the Depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Depot

Paper
Maud Schoonen
08/02/2019
12 minutes to read

This paper investigates if the new Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Depot is a transparent museum or merely provides the illusion of transparency.

Side of the church of the Holy Heart in Tilburg

Deconstructing Tilburg: the Heilig Hartkerk

Academic paper
Inge Beekmans
08/02/2019
25 minutes to read

The Heilig Hartkerk was intentionally demolished by the inhabitants of the city. A decision many people now regret. Was it a flurry of bewilderment? Or did something more deliberate, and possibly even malicious, happen?

Cordel Literature: the ever-changing Brazilian cultural heritage

Article
Gabriela de la Vega
22/02/2019
15 minutes to read

Brazilian cordel literature is picked up by a new generation and via new media. Still, many new artists, including female cordelisteas, are not recognized. Who owns cordel literature today? And should it be registered as cultural heritage?

Ai Weiwei Aylan Kurdi

Ai Weiwei, art and activism

Article
Aliceanneke Jacobsen
04/09/2016
4 minutes to read

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gives the refugees a voice with his art installation in Berlin

Still from the trailer of Monsieur Lazhar

Cultural differences in Monsieur Lazhar

Article
Stefan Voeten
28/09/2016
6 minutes to read

This article argues that the movie Monsieur Lazhar can contribute to a public debate on topics such as education and immigration. 

Reizen Waes: This is clearly bullshit indeed

Article
Aliceanneke Jacobsen
06/02/2017
3 minutes to read

Critics are of the opinion that television is a constructed truth which bears no relation to reality. They portray viewers as passive consumers who do not realize they are being fooled by the television producers