Transformations of the public sphere

This course is part 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 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.

Turkey's Struggle for Media Freedom: Medyascope

Ugur Dulger
10 minutes to read is one of the rare examples of alternative journalism which incorporates many digital platforms and operates in a discourse of freedom instead of opposition.

Why we should all be (a little) #BOOS

Mijke Akkermans
6 minutes to read

How Tim Hofman's YouTube show #BOOS interacts with and challenges issues in the private sphere to improve the public sphere and the greater good.

The individual stories of migrants touch our hearts

Irene de Groot
2 minutes to read

A short column in which Irene de Groot explores the notion of compassion with regards to migration in Europe. Can compassion help create understanding for migrants? 

Academic publishing and money

Jan Blommaert
4 minutes to read

We usually forget the real production price of academic work in Open Access discussions.