Film tourism, psychiatry and black rebels in Studio Erasmus

This month, Studio Erasmus, the monthly talk show of Erasmus University about science and current affairs, is all about the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). On Tuesday 31 January, during the special IFFR edition (in English!), the theme will be film.

Erasmus University on current affairs and the latest academic research – that’s Studio Erasmus. Intriguing, thought provoking, but always academically sound. On Tuesday 31 January 2017 in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, the programme includes:

  • What are Game of Thrones fans looking for in Dubrovnik? – Cultural scientist Abby Waysdorf on media tourism, or: why we want to see locations featured in films and series for ourselves.
  • How realistic is the film psychiatrist? – Professor of Psychiatry Steven Kushner on the (in)credibility of Tony Soprano and the degree of realism in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (and the far reaching consequences of this portrayal).
  • Institutional racism and the movies - cultural sociologist Julian Schaap and journalist Malique Mohamud on good intentions, representation, stereotypes, and ‘black rebels’ at this year’s festival.
  • How do we actually look at art when we know that it is art on forehand? – Noah van Dongen finds out by scanning participants brains in an fMRI.

And live music by Arthur & Sebastiaan, who present their totally unique interpretation of classical soundtracks.

More information

Tuesday 31 January 2017 | 8.30 – 9.45 p.m. (doors open and live music from 8.00 p.m.) | Foyer Rotterdamse Schouwburg| Free admission, booking possible at

Studio Erasmus is a programme presented by Erasmus University, in partnership with the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Presentation: Geert Maarse.