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What is ZeM?

The Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM) is, by statute, a joint research facility of the universities of the state of Brandenburg.

Funding policy

New qualifying dates 2018 for applications for supported formats:
31 March 2018
30 June 2018
30 September 2018


Ludic Boredom

The workshop will explore the social, cultural, and philosophical implications of boredom in relation to play and work, technology, media, and computer games with the goal of developing an international collaboration that establishes an innovative interdisciplinary research program to examine the undertheorized phenomenon of ludic boredom in depth.


Versatile Camcorders: Looking at the GoPro-Movement

With the GoPro as the “world’s most versatile camera”, as said in the advertising text, the gesture of this promoted mobility is transferred to the actions of the camera operator and the possibility of linking the camera to various moving objects and subjects.


Research Colloquium

This research colloquium for media studies gives postgraduates and scholars the opportunity to present and discuss their current doctorate and research projects within a collegial environment.


Series Research and Television Studies

Workshop of the working group "Television Studies/Fernsehgeschichte" of the Society for Media Studies (GfM) in cooperation with the Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZeM).


Code of Good Working Conditions in Media Studies

As a media science institution, we are committed to the goals and principles formulated in the Code for good working conditions in media science.


FFK #31 - 31. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium

Mitwirkung der ZeM-Stipendiatinnen Maike Sarah Reinerth und Tatiana Astafeva beim 31. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftlichen Kolloquium.


SENSING: Zum Wissen sensibler Medien

Graduiertenkolleg gefördert durch die VolkswagenStiftung. Voraussichtlicher Beginn wird der 01. Juni 2018 sein. Es werden sieben Promotionsstellen sowie eine Postdoc-Stelle für jeweils vier Jahre ausgeschrieben.


Förderlinien online

Die Förderlinien zur Forschungsförderung für ZeM-Mitglieder sind nun online und können hier heruntergeladen werden.


Bilder verteilen (Distributing Pictures)

Digital photographs are omnipresent: they are produced, distributed, commented on and stored billions of times every day. In interaction with digital technologies and social networks, practices have emerged that have radically changed the production and reception, distribution and archiving of photographic images.