Decolonising in the Media Suite: A cross-media analysis of race-related topics in Dutch media

Principle Investigator: Dr. Asli Özgen-Havekotte, Assistant Professor Media and Culture (UvA)

Project Period: February 7, 2022 to May 6, 2022

This project aims to encourage student-led research using the Media Suite for qualitative analysis of the coverage of race-related topics across Dutch media. It activates students through encouraging them to design and conduct research in autonomous groups. Corresponding thus to the studentactivating pedagogy of Decolonising Media Studies elective, this project will involve students forming small groups to research one of the following discussions (including but not limited to): (a) #BlackLivesMatter protests, (b) immigration and refugee ‘crisis’, (c) het racismedebat, or (d) slavery past. After formulating a research question, groups excavate the collections in the Media Suite under the supervision of a lecturer. Subsequently, students search archival metadata and use annotation tools. Based on their findings, they share research results in one of the possible products: discussion paper, in-class presentation, or short desktop documentary. The project ends with recording a video lecture - on students’ findings - for the CLARIAH portal.

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Project Deliverables

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