Exploring the broad field of media and performance

The research group Media and Performance approaches subjects in her field of study from a historical and comparative perspective, with a focus on the intricate relationship between technologies, expressions and forms, and participants, users or publics.

Within Utrecht University's research in the field of media and performance, questions about identity, participation, cultural memory and heritage are key. Furthermore, our researchers deploy a specific focus on historically situated and location-based, changing processes of cultural communication and signification.

You can address us to analyse or evaluate media and performative processes. Also, we often collaborate with makers in the creative industry and are able to work with them on dramaturgy, design and concepts.

Areas of expertise: digital media | media comparison | theatre | dance | cinema | television | mobile media | interface | social media | games | online platforms | visual culture | transmedia | digital humanities


Prof. dr. Jose van Dijck. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
7 October 2019
The research is part of a larger European research project called 'Policy, Expertise, and Trust in Action (PEriTiA)'.
The Lion King 2019
12 July 2019
'The Lion King' introduces us to a society where the weak have learned to worship at the feet of the strong.
3 June 2019
In 'De publieke tribune', Dan Hassler-Forest discussed the public debate.


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25 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30
How do screenwriters in the Netherlands experience the proclaimed shift towards ‘data-driven’ screenwriting?