The research hub aims at interconnecting and coordinating research initiatives on new media, visual culture, and computer games carried out at UiT. We hope to create synergies between various scholarly environments working on related issues and facilitate the development of funding applications by specific project groups directed at national and international bodies.
We adopt a wide definition of conflict. As such we invite critical focus not only on the role of new media, visual cultures, and computer games in the representation, execution, and commemoration of forms of direct violence, but also include projects that direct attention to structural and cultural issues with significance for the formation, negotiation, and potentially transformation of antagonisms, hostilities, and differences. The role of new network technologies in contemporary warfare, as such, falls equally within the purview of this research hub as do studies of the political economy of Facebook, or approaches to the representation and enactment of class or gender in for instance machinima, MMORPGs, film, or on social media platforms.
A regular research seminar will enable continuous academic exchange on key theoretical and methodological issues, and will provide an opportunity for researchers, as well as PhD and MA students to present and receive feedback on their work. Once each semester the seminar will feature a guest lecture by an invited scholar.
Please access the internal UiT-website of the network here.
The hub is funded by the Dept. of Culture and Language (ISK) and is coordinated by Emil Hammar, UiT.
March 21, 2016, 13:00 - 15:00 Room E-0105, UiT Tromsø
Rune Nielsen, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen
March 03, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00 Room E-0105, UiT Tromsø
Øyvind Vågnes, Associate Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen
February 19, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00 Room B-1003, UiT Tromsø
Nina Lager Vestberg (NTNU):
January 29, 2016, 10:15 - 12:00, room B-1004, UiT Tromsø
Bridget Draxler (Monmouth College):
"The Public Digital Humanities: New Ways of Writing in Community"
January 26, 2016, 13:15 - 15:00, Auditorium Nedre Lysthus (CPS), UiT Tromsø
Anne Gjelsvik (NTNU)
Presentation of the project "Face of Terror - Understanding Terrorism from the Perspective of Critical Media Aesthetics (2016-2019)"
Tuesday November 17, 2015 13:15 - 15:00
Katy Scoggin (Co-Producer of Citizenfour)
UiT Tromsø room E-0103, 13:15 - 15:00
VT Cinematek, city centre, 17:30 - 20:30
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