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Van Sterkenburg speaks with Radio 1 about media attention for Dutch women's soccer team

Friday, 21 July 2017

Sold out stadiums, 2.1 million viewers and the royal couple in the audience: the attention for the Dutch female soccer team is increasing. Radio 1 spoke with media scholar Dr Jacco van Sterkenburg about the media coverage on the 'Orange Lionesses'.

What makes them tick? Siri Driessen

Sunday, 25 June 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, PhD candidate Siri Driessen talks about her research on different groups of visitors to war sites. ‘I believe that you cannot tell everything with words only. You need images, sounds, smells.’

‘As long as you love me’: the hits from your youth as a huge support

Monday, 12 June 2017

Why would someone go to the millionth reunion concert from Doe Maar, the Dutch pop sensation from the eighties? How is it possible that an adult woman still is totally crazy about the popular nineties boyband Backstreet Boys? Why are young people en masse watching television when artists from the ‘naughties’ try to make a revival in a reality TV show? Media researcher Simone Driessen answers these questions in her dissertation about re-offered pop music. She is defending her dissertation at June 29th at the Erasmus University.

ESHCC is now on Instagram

Friday, 2 June 2017

Yay, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) has set up it's very own Instagram account. You can expect pictures of our campus, the studentlife in Rotterdam and a lot of Instagram takeovers from ESHCC-people.

Dr. Payal Arora Keynote Speaker at Oromo Studies Association in Oslo, Norway

Friday, 24 March 2017

Dr. Payal Arora will be the Keynote Speaker at the Oromo Studies Association in Oslo, Norway on April 1-2.

Do commercials make our children materialistic? Sanne Opree in De Standaard

Monday, 6 March 2017

Materialistic children: do you have them or do they become that way? Is materialism a character trait some children possess, or could children start valuing the possession of nice things more because of the many commercials they encounter? The Belgian newspaper De Standaard spoke with media scholar Sanne Opree about her research on the effect of advertisements on children.