News about Arts and Culture Studies

Abby Waysdorf on film tourism: 'Any snippet of information about sets and actors is valuable to fans'

Dinsdag, 14 november 2017

Why do movie fans fly all over the world just to visit locations and sets of Game of Thrones? Abby Waysdorf got promoted on the 9th of November on this subject under the supervision of Professor Stijn Reijnders. In an article on the website of NWO Waysdorf tells about her findings.

New: Master in Place, Culture and Tourism

Woensdag, 20 september 2017

In September 2018, the Arts and Culture Studies department of Erasmus University Rotterdam will offer a new Master's programme: Place, Culture and Tourism. In this specialization of the Master in Arts and Culture Studies, students will gain thorough knowledge of the complex interplay between place, culture and tourism.

Pauwke Berkers and Erik Hitters receive grant for project on pop music research

Maandag, 4 september 2017

Pauwke Berkers' and Erik Hitters' research project on pop music research has received a KIEM grant from NWO. The KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate public-private partnerships in the domain of the Creative industries. Berkers will be working on the project as project leader, the other team members are ESHCC Associate Professor Erik Hitters and Joke Hermes and Koos Zwaan from Hogeschool Inholland. Partners in the project are De Popcoalitie and POPnl.

How to attract a younger audience for classical concerts

Vrijdag, 7 juli 2017

Orchestras are pulling out all the stops to attract a new - and younger - audience. What works and what does not help at all? Merel Vercammen, a violinist herself and alumna Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship, wrote her master thesis about this topic. Radio 4 invited her to speak about her findings.

What makes them tick? Pieter van den Heede

Woensdag, 5 juli 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 Pieter Van den Heede talks about his research on the representation of modern war history in digital games. ‘Some of the games still blow me away and drive me to keep pursuing the subject and learn more about it’.

Histories of cities live on through the web

Dinsdag, 27 juni 2017

Facebook groups, websites with memories and area blogs: citizens are becoming heritage keepers increasingly. Researcher Arno van der Hoeven is actually going to study this immense variety of online initiatives focusing on city heritage. For this, he received a KIEM-grant from the “Dutch Organization for Scientific Research” (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, or NOW).

What makes them tick? Siri Driessen

Zondag, 25 juni 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.’

ESHCC is now on Instagram

Vrijdag, 2 juni 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.

Project on pop music receives NWO grant

Woensdag, 1 maart 2017

One out of seven ''Creative Industries: SMART Culture" grants, made available by NWO, has been granted to a research project from ESHCC's departments Media & Communication and Arts & Culture Studies. The researchers who are responsible for the project are all members of the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC). The title of the project is: "POPLIVE - Staging popular music: sustainable live music ecologies for artists, music venues and cities". The project leader is Dr. Erik Hitters, who will be working together with Dr. Pauwke Berkers, Dr. Arno van der Hoeven, Prof. dr. Susanne Janssen, Dr. Paul Rutten (Hogeschool Rotterdam) and Drs. Martijn Mulder (Hogeschool Rotterdam). Parties that the researchers are collaborating with include Vereniging Nederlandse Poppodia & Festivals (VNPF), MOJO Concerts, RASL, Creating 010. 

Research project in which Koen van Eijck participates receives NWO grant

Woensdag, 1 maart 2017

The research project titled ''GAMPSISS: Gameful Music Performances for Smart, Inclusive, and Sustainable Societies", led by Micha Hamel (Codarts) who is supported by a team consisting of Koen van Eijck (ESHCC),  Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens (EUC), Rens Kortman (TU Delft) and Alexander Verbraeck (TU Delft), has received a grant from the NWO. The project is supported by the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC).