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Department of Media Studies

The Department of Media Studies at Stockholm university offers courses and conduct research in journalism, media, communication, fashion and cinema studies.

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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

Skylt med texten Stängt Foto: Michael Erhardsson © Mostphotos 2012

Changed opening hours in November/December

The JMk Library's opening hours in November and December

Arctic landscape, arctic tundra and ice of the Arctic Ocean. Photo: Avstraliavasin/Mostphotos

Researcher: ”Arctic climate change is a supreme issue of planetary significance”

”As you know, we hit a record low Arctic sea-ice minimum this year, so unfortunately the stakes are even higher in many ways”, professor Miyase Christensen, Stockholm University, told IMS website on Monday. Yesterday she addressed the power politics that threatens the future of the region, as the Arctic Circle Mission Council gathered virtually this year.

Doron Galili Photo: JMK

He dives into the history of television

While many American histories of television only start with the public demonstrations in New York in 1939, research fellow Doron Galili, Stockholm University, digs even deeper into the television's origins. On Tuesday he recounted the history of tv in an interview with USC Professor Henry Jenkins.

Kari Andén-Papadopoulos, professor i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap. Foto: Privat/Okänd

Researcher: Images documenting the Syrian conflict could be lost forever

When the Arab uprisings washed over Syria almost a decade ago, videographers began documenting protests. But as the regime has regained control the unique historical source material could be wiped out, professor Kari Andén-Papapopoulos told IMS website last Friday. 

Skylt med texten Stängt Foto: Michael Erhardsson © Mostphotos 2012

Changed opening hours in November/December

The JMk Library's opening hours in November and December

Saki Kobayashi Photo: Private

’En blodfull kvinna’, Viveca Lindfors and the 40s Swedish cinema | Cinema Studies Research Seminar

In this seminar PhD student Saki Kobayashi presents ’En blodfull kvinna’, Viveca Lindfors and the 40s Swedish cinema.

POSTPONED: JMK Higher Seminar: Kari Andén-Papadopoulos

The JMK Higher Seminar with Kari Andén Papadopoulos, professor in Media and Communication Studies, that was scheduled to take place on December 3 has been cancelled.

Swedish Cinema and Everyday Life | Cinema Studies Research Seminar via Zoom

Welcome to a Zoom Seminar on "Swedish Cinema and Everyday Life: A study of cinema-going in its peak and decline" with Associate Professor Åsa Jernudd, Örebro University.

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Current opening hours of the JMK library

Since September 23, the entire book collection of the JMK library is available for loan. Opening hours for JMK students: weekdays at 10-12. Other visitors need to contact the library for an appointment. Email: biblioteket@ims.su.se.

Greta Gober, postdoctoral fellow in Journalism, Stockholm University Photo: The University of Oslo

Women are less afraid of voicing gender equality demands in Polish film industry, says researcher

Almost 3 years after the first #MeToo tweet media researcher Greta Gober has tried to trace how the gender equality debate changed the Polish film industry. Tomorrow she will present her findings in a digital conference.

The White House in Washington D.C. Photo: Samuel Borges © Mostphotos

Professor: 'Trump's divisive speech is coming under increased scrutiny'

The US president Donald Trump has created a new way of talking in public premised on the expression of anger, according to Cardiff University Journalism Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen. During her visit to Stockholm University in January she labelled his rhetoric as 'angry populism'.

Jane Gaines Photo: Unknown

Professor: "Everyone assumed that men founded the film industry"

”Friends of those heads of industries wrote those first versions of what happened. And little by little it was forgotten that women were instrumental”, said Professor Jane Gaines, Columbia University, N.Y., newly awarded with an honorary doctorate degree by Stockholm University.

Old movie reels. Photo: Sved Oliver © Mostphotos

Domitor: Early Cinema, from Provenance to Media Archaeology: Notes from the Media Matter Conference

The 'Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice' conference at Stockholm University last year "sought to rethink the relationship among media objects, materiality, history, and art practice by exploring a wide range of both well-known and forgotten media artifacts", writes Domitor's Hugo Ljungbäck.

VIDEO: Watch H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf's speech to the nation. Photo: Peter Knutson/The Royal Court

Expert: The king's speech to the nation eases the sense of danger

Two weeks ago H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf gave a speech to the nation. Media researcher Kristina Widestedt, at Stockholm University, specialized in the role of royals in society, told Politico on Wednesday that: "A comforting message helps ease the imminent sense of danger".

Studera, undervisa och arbeta på distans. Foto: Sirinarth Mekvorawuth © Mostphotos

Tips & tricks: Study, teach and work online

Information on how to study, teach and work online at Stockholm University gathered in one place at su.se/lifeonline. Also in Swedish at su.se/livetpadistans.

Stockholm University transitions to distance learning from 18 March Photo: Andrey Popov © Mostphotos

The Department of Media Studies transitions to distance learning

The Department of Media Studies transitions to distance learning from 18 March 2020, due to the difficult situation caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus in Sweden.

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Course information Spring 2020

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IMS Fall 2019

All you need to know - Spring semester 2020

Winter is here (coming) but we have our focus on the Spring and the many courses/programmes starting Spring semester 2020. Check out the site with information regarding registration, schedule, course texts and more...

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