Leo Lucassen

Professor Leo Lucassen on migration and human rights

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The Editors
12/12/2018

After weeks of controversy around the Global Compact for Migration, Diggit Magazine asked Professor Leo Lucassen to put the debate and the Compact itself in a larger context. 

After weeks of controversy around the Global Compact for Migration, Diggit Magazine asked Professor Leo Lucassen to put the debate and the Compact itself in a larger context. 

Dr. Ico Maly from Tilburg University recently published 'De hedendaagse antiverlichting' (The contemporary anti-Enlightenment). In this video he explains how politicians are propagating anti-Enlightenment ideas under the flag of 'democracy', and why — within this discourse — the nation is key. 

Piia Varis Conspiracy theories video digital culture

Dr. Piia Varis on conspiracy theories and digital culture

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The Editors
08/11/2018

Dr. Piia Varis (Tilburg University) is in the early stages of doing research into conspiracy theories, the dissemination of knowledge and the formation of online groups. Diggit Magazine had a video-interview with her. 

Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele

Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele on mobile media

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The Editors
07/11/2018

Mobile media play a huge role in our everyday lives. There are many reasons to be positive, but there is also a downside. Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele talks about the impact mobile media have: "It's both the good, but also the bad."

According to professor Jan Blommaert from Tilburg University, for Michel Foucault "the internet would have been an absolute marvel". It's not unreasonable to think that we are all living in a digital panopticon. Here's why. 

Is there a dark side to translingualism? Dr. Sender Dovchin believes the answer to that question is "yes". In this video, she talks about the research she did in the past, and the things she is working on at this moment. 

Since the 1980s, the popularity of the Camino has increased dramatically. Media narratives, like Hollywood movies and best seller novels, encourage people to become pilgrims and share their own stories online.

Beyoncé - Queen Mother?

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The Editors
18/10/2018

Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world's most influential female entertainers, is about to deliver her twins. The visual story of her pregnancy has culminated in the construction of her public identity as the world's mother.

Integration, language and nationalism

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The Editors
18/10/2018

Across Europe, there is an ongoing trend for individual nation states to use their national language to determine what it means to be integrated into the society.