DETECt: the contribution of Digital Humanities to Cultural Studies research
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DETECt: the contribution of Digital Humanities to Cultural Studies research

DETECt is a large collaborative initiative that involves scholars, teachers, students, professionals of the creative industries, and the general public in investigating how practices of transnational production, distribution, and consumption in the field of popular culture have facilitated the appearance of engaging representations of Europe’s cultural identity.

The project researches the popular genre of crime novels and TV series, and in particular, tries to find out what explains the successful circulation of e.g. the European Noir. Continue reading

Metal Music Studies: why studying the world’s most controversial music is worth our time
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Metal Music Studies: why studying the world’s most controversial music is worth our time

During my bachelor years at KU Leuven, I was told that if I wanted to pursue my true passion, I should be ready to defend it tooth and nail. Certainly, that came true when I discovered metal music studies. What are those? And why are they worthwhile? This is a question that I, following my graduation from the Master of Cultural Studies in 2018/9, have strived to answer and defend. Continue reading

The ART of REIMAGINING – Special Online Issue of the University Network of European Capitals of Culture
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The ART of REIMAGINING – Special Online Issue of the University Network of European Capitals of Culture

The European Capital of Culture (ECOC) initiative sheds an impressive light on the relevance of cities and their culture for the development of Europe. Every year two cities succeed with their candidacy and receive the title of being ECOC aiming at shaping an extraordinary year of the respective cultural capital as sustainable and ambitious as possible. Continue reading