Research Institutes and Projects

Media Studies has a rich and diverse research culture which is reflected in the national and local research schools and-projects.

Research Schools

- The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
- The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)

National Research Schools, in which staff members are involved:
Research School for Media Studies (RMeS), for PhD training and research dissemination. A collaboration of eight Dutch universities led by the UvA.
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA).
Huizinga Institute for the Study of Cultural History.


Research priority areas

The Faculty of Humanities has two research priority areas where Media Studies scholars assume strong roles:
- Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), with projects concerning global mobility, aesthetics, and connectivity.
- Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI), which includes research into display cultures and digital heritage. Most important research project: CREATE (Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective), that investigates the Creative industries of Amsterdam (1600-2016).

Research Projects

- Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH), DATACTIVISM and the ASCA Cities project. Each year the New Media Team organizes a Summer and Winter School.

Published by  Faculty of Humanities

13 January 2017