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Cultural Transformations
Research units

Center for Cultural Evaluation

The center conducts analyses of the value of cultural activities, projects etc. We engage primarily in commissioned research for cultural institutions, municipalities  etc. and conduct evaluations of a broad range of activities including museum exhibitions, arts and health collaborations, dance etc.

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Coordinator: Louise Ejgod Hansen

Centre of Voice Studies

The Centre of Voice Studies serves as an interdisciplinary hub for those who work on voice(s) and is open to both academics and non-academics. With members from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. history, media studies, musicology, phonetics, sociolinguistics), we provide events aimed to expose our members to a range of disciplinary perspectives on voice(s). We aim to learn from each other and inspire each other, and we very much hope that the centre's emergent network will lead to meaningful inter-/cross-disciplinary, as well as disciplinary, collaboration on funded and non-funded projects.

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Coordinator: Míša Hejná 

Cultures and Practices of Death and Dying

This interdisciplinary research group includes researchers investigating how humans invent, engage in, develop, change and negotiate cultural practices around death and dying - both before, during and after death.

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  • Cultures and Practices of Death and Dying
  • Death Online Research Network (DORN)

Coordinator: Dorthe Refslund Christensen

Fandom and Celebrity Culture

This research group focuses on the aesthetics and culture of fandom and celebrities from the perspectives of cross-media communication and media convergent culture. 

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Coordinator: Matthias Stephan

European Theatre Research Network (ETRN)

As an research network, ETRN brings together scholars, researchers and artists working across different European languages who have commitment to work that engages with the role that theatre plays within the specific civic fabric of European culture and society.

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Coordinator: Prof. Peter M. Boenisch

Filmmaking Research, Academic Film and Videographic Criticism

This research unit is concerned with filmmaking as a means of research and scholarship. The unit brings together practitioners and scholars of filmmaking research, academic film and videographic criticism who use filmmaking as a method to investigate a particular theme or phenomenon, as a medium to report or publicise research results, or as a mode of thought in itself.

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Coordinator: Alan O’Leary

Health, Media and Narrative

This research group organizes various types of research activities that investigate how media and narrative matter for (disturbed) health.    

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Coordinators: Carsten Stage, Lasse Raaby Gammelgaard 

Memory Studies and Uses of the Past

Will be updated.

Postcolonial Entanglements

The research unit investigates how colonial legacies, relations and structures continue to shape our world by exploring  artistic, literary, linguistic, theatrical, pedagogical,  scholarly and activist practices that respond to states of coloniality. “Postcolonial Entanglements” refers to the material entanglements of people, practices, ideas, capital and technologies that texture colonial pasts, presents and futures.

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Coordinators: Daniela Agostinho (Digital Design), Ushma Chauhan Jacobsen (English), and Diana González Martin (Spanish)