Who has never read or watched a crime drama raise your hand. Crime fiction is, without any doubt, one of the most popular genres of our time. From P.D James to Fred Vargas, from Hercule Poirot to Commissario Montalbano, we are constantly -visually and literary- surrounded by characters, stories, allusions that refer to this genre.
Poland was one of the first countries to impose a strict lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This early decision of the Polish government to shut down prevented the situation from spiralling out of control, but it has also proven to be a heavy blow to a cultural field that was already under pressure before the pandemic struck.
For someone with a long career in ICT, it’s always a bit uncanny to hear about the trending notion of “Digital Transformation”.
Have you ever thought of arts modernism beyond a Eurocentric perspective? Have you ever imagined modernism can be expressed alternatively? Have you ever known that there was a huge connection between Belgian and Argentine arts?
The fight to save our climate is certainly no new battle. As globalisation, access to information, technology and its accessibility have inevitably increased in modern times, with all the positive aspects it has brought, has also created suffering and detrimental elements.
According to annual tradition, the cultural policy event of the Cultural Studies program takes place towards the end of the academic year. This year the event is called D.I.Y CAFe and is organized by us: Cathelijne Jennes, Lan Jacobs, Laure Verstreken and Rani De Leener. The name stands for Do It Yourself Cultural Arts Fair event.
Why is it crucial that migration stories are listened to? What can these stories reveal on a humanistic level? How do people respond to the current migration crisis happening all around the world?
For those of us doing research in the humanities, working in a time of isolation may cause us to question the impact of our roles as researchers, when we may be relegated to tasks as simple (yet necessary) as reading and writing.
There was a time, approximately around the beginning of the second half of the Twentieth Century, when comics were considered as a mere tool for entertainment. Back then, the academic debate on the use of violence in comics was mainly focused on the dangers of displaying gruesome acts by means of such a popular medium, accessed by such a young readership.
As cities around the world converge, becoming gradually more similar to one another in sight, it becomes increasingly important to examine the factors contributing to the development of a city’s competitive edge and increasing its attractiveness in the eyes of its inhabitants and visitors alike.