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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  • REACT 2024 Research Show and Tell

    Please join the Responsible Engagement with AI, Culture, and Technology (REACT) research cluster for a research show and tell.
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  • CHARTER’s suggestions for a future-proof heritage sector.

    CHARTER in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Dutch Heritage Agency, is pleased to invite you to CHARTER’s Open Day in the Netherlands.
  • Workshop RefWorks

    With RefWorks, you can easily capture, manage, save and share references in your own personal database.
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