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Contemporary culture is essentially mediated. It is this mediated condition that urges scholars to find appropriate frames and concepts to understand what ‘mediality’ means, and what it does. The ‘Mediality’ constellation represents a broad spectrum of research in the humanities focused on these issues. Its researchers and projects critical engage with ‘media’, whether as objects of analysis, resources, tools, or themes. The term ‘media’ here includes film, television and a wide variety of digital platforms, but also literature, music, artworks and other cultural carriers. While all work in this constellation is rooted in a humanities tradition, individual projects are very comfortable branching out to other fields when the objects, their dynamics or transformations, benefit from an interdisciplinary approach.

Click on the constellations for details of the research projects associated with them.

20th Century Literature: Authors and Images

Art, Science, Technology

Artistic Research

ASCA Cities Project

The Coetzee Collective

Creating the 'New' Asian Women

ASCA Cross-Media Seminar

Data activism

Digital Methods Initiative

Film and Philosophy

Game Lab


Humorous Approaches to Art and Activism in Conflict

Institutions of Art: Theory, Practice, History, Critique

Journalism Studies

Literature in the World

Literature in the 21st Century

Modern and Contemporary Art

Moving Images: Preservation, Curation, Exhibition

Music and Culture

Neuroaesthetics and Neurocultures

New Materialism and Visual Arts

Online Contention

Performance and Media Research Group

Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space

Technologies of the Spectacle

Thinking Artistic and Design Practices

Word & Image