Erasmus Research Institute for Media, Culture, History & Society
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About us

ERMeCHS is the research institute of the Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication (ESHCC). Researchers at ERMeCHS carry out interdisciplinary research in the fields of media, communication, culture, arts, history, and society.

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Our research vision

ERMeCHS engages in high-quality fundamental research with the aim to explain and solve complex societal challenges. Through our active research clusters, ERMeCHS facilitates and stimulates a collaborative and inspiring research environment. We aim to become one of the leading research institutes on the crossroads of the Social Sciences and Humanities, focusing on five strategic research areas to which our expertise and knowledge are of high value:
Globalization of Culture and Society, Mediatization and Digitalization, Innovation in Cultural and Creative Industries, Sustainability in Culture and Societies, and Diversity and Inclusion.

Research areas

Our focus is on five societal challenges, represented in five strategic research areas.

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Research clusters

Our researchers are grouped into interdisciplinary clusters.

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All about ERMeCHS PhD research, applications and admissions.

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  • EdUconnect

    Sign up for EdUconnect: where our EUR community comes together to learn, share and inspire each other around educational innovation!
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  • PhD defence R.N. (Rosa) Schiavone

    Producing Place: Analysing the role of the film, tourism and heritage industries in the development of film tourism in Scotland
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  • Symposium ‘Worlds of Imagination: Media Tourism in a Globalised World’

    Join us on Thursday, May 30 for a 2-hour symposium in celebration of the launch of our new knowledge centre FIHETO and edited volume focused on media tourism.

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