dr. (Michaël) M.J. Berghman

dr. (Michaël) M.J. Berghman

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
M 7-20
Telephone
+31 10 4082088
Email
berghman@eshcc.eur.nl

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Michaël Berghman (1984) is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Art and Culture at the Erasmus School for History, Culture and Communication.

Michaël studied Sociology at the University of Antwerp and the University of Leuven. Given his extracurricular activities in graphic design, music and theatre, it was no surprise that he was drawn to the arts and culture as study domains. However, he also discovered a profound interest in social inequality (in both its hard and subtler forms). A combination of these interests he found in Cultural Sociology. 

This inspired him to pursue a PhD project entitled 'Context with a Capital C. On the symbolic contextualization of artistic artefacts' at the Centre for Sociological Research (KU Leuven). In the project he used a multidisciplinary approach to study art perception. Applying a combination of experimental and survey methodology, he studied the impact of context on visual art appreciation.

He was also biefly involved in research on poverty and pension protection.

After finishing his PhD, he joined Project UMA at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (TU Delft). As a postdoctoral researcher, he was involved in the development of a unified model of aesthetics, integrating various psychological principles of aesthetic pleasure.

In 2016, Michaël joined the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, where he teaches on cultural sociology (at various levels) and introduces students to the methods of data collection. He is coordinator for the ACW programme.

His main research interests involve the perception and appreciation of cultural products (whether popular culture, fine art or design) and how they are patterned in social stratification. In particular, he is interested in the embodiment and malleability of taste.   

  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082088
  • Introduction to Cultural Policy

    Title
    Introduction to Cultural Policy
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies), Pre-master (Arts, Culture & Society), Pre-master (Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship)

    Introduction to Social Science Methods

    Title
    Introduction to Social Science Methods
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-1 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-1 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies)

    Contemp. Appr. in Cult. Soc.

    Title
    Contemp. Appr. in Cult. Soc.
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-2 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies)

    Master Thesis ACS

    Title
    Master Thesis ACS
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Arts, Culture & Society)

    Art, Culture and Society

    Title
    Art, Culture and Society
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    Minor (Minor Kunst- en Cultuurwetenschappen), Other (Electives (Keuzevakken))

    Introduction to Cultural Policy

    Title
    Introduction to Cultural Policy
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    BA-1 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-1 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies), Pre-master (Arts, Culture & Society)

    Introduction to Social Science Methods

    Title
    Introduction to Social Science Methods
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-1 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-1 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies)

    Contemp. Appr. in Cult. Soc.

    Title
    Contemp. Appr. in Cult. Soc.
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    BA-2 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-2 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies)

    Stage

    Title
    Stage
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 4
    Year level
    BA-2 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-2 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies), BA-3 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen), BA-3 (International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies)

    Bachelor's Thesis Class

    Title
    Bachelor's Thesis Class
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    Pre-master (Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship), Pre-master (Arts, Culture & Society), BA-3 (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen)

    Master Thesis ACS

    Title
    Master Thesis ACS
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Arts, Culture & Society)

    Art, Culture and Society

    Title
    Art, Culture and Society
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    Minor (Minor Kunst- en Cultuurwetenschappen), Other (Electives (Keuzevakken))

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam