Arts, Media and Culture
The Arts, Media, and Culture (AMC) research programme gathers some 50 researchers whose interests converge on the dynamics of cultural change, both historically and contemporaneously. Researchers come from a variety of disciplinary practices, including literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, linguistics, media and cultural studies.
Researchers work within situated practices: not only reading culture through social, theoretical, and historical lenses, but through the material, the digital, and bodily practices in which cultural artefacts are produced, distributed, and received.
AMC scholarship is underpinned by critical theory, history, philosophy, and digital and environmental humanities. It relies on paradigms such as post-humanism, post-and de-colonialism, and new materialism that are in the process of transforming the humanities beyond its anthropocentric foundations.
Topics AMC scholarship
AMC scholarship responds to the challenges that come with the following four topics. These topics are dynamic, and most scholars identify with at least two: inclusive societies, digital transformations, living histories, and engaging narratives.
Together with Ania Molenda from Het Nieuwe Instituut, Costas Papapdopoulos has been awarded an NWO museum grant of €50,000 for the research project ‘Unfolding the Archive: New Dimensions of Access to Born-digital Architecture Collections’.
Christian Ernsten and Claartje Rasterhoff, in collaboration with Natuurmonumenten, receive €100,000 for their project ‘Rivier Atelier at the Geuldal: heritage management in times of climate change’.
PhD supervisors Eliza Steinbock and Sophie Withaeckx and their PhD candidate Pieter du Plessis have received funding from the NWO PhD in the Humanities scheme for the research project titled ‘Belonging and Unbelonging in Amsterdam’s Het Zuid-Afrikahuis: A Decolonial Study of Dutch Whiteness in...
For his project ‘OPER3D: Open Publishing and Peer Review for 3D Scholarship’, Costas Papadopoulos has received funding from the NWO Open Science Fund.
The Belgian adoption system is in need of more transparency. Maastricht University's Centre for Gender and Diversity and the Belgian 'Afstammingscentrum' (research centre of filiation) work together to give a greater voice to adoptees, donor-conceived people and metis of the former Belgian colonies.
How can you reinvent the orchestra? The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) and philharmonie zuidnederland worked together to appeal to a new audience.