Social Work in Virtual Contexts - The Programme
ist starting into its second year
The Erasmus Intensive Programme Life Long Learning supports teaching cooperations on a European level. We are glad to inform the students of the BA programmes “Media Sciences” , "Art, Music, Media" and the MA programme “Media and Cultural Praxis” in Marburg and students in Maastricht that a cooperation between Aydin University, Istanbul, Maastricht University, Maastricht and Philipps University, Marburg has been also granted support for second first year 2013: A joint class with lecturers and students from the participating universities will be offered from July 21 to August 7, 2013 in Maastricht (The Netherlands)
General Topic: Social Work in Virtual Contexts
Topic 2012: Cultural Identities in Virtual Contexts (Istanbul)
Topic 2013: Political Activism in the Internet (Maastricht)
Topic 2014: Cultures of Migration (Marburg)
Maastricht University, July 21-August 7, 2013, Political
Activism in the Internet
The project's second year will be concerned with questionss of political activism in the internet. Especially the events in the Arabic World, labeled as "Arabic Spring", have pointed to the importance of all forms of digital (mass) communication. Contrary to the idea of a global validity of the events, the project locates itself within the realm of national, European and global cultures. The respective national, political cultures serve as a basis for digital political activism, which are regarded in the context of national media and communication situations. These are different in Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany. These different media cultures will be reflected within the project and discussed with regard to specific internet activities. The general goal is to develop ideas about a shared European dimension of internet and political activities that is about to overcome national boundaries.
The projects wants to approach students from the BA and MA programme 'Media Studies' and similar programmes from the partner universities in Istanbul, Maastricht and Marburg
Expected is a detailed knowledge of the political and social situation of the involved countries, knowledge of the media situation and the platforms of political communication.
Participating students will be setting up blogs and fora, in which they practice new forms of political communication.The teachers in this international project are based at the three participating universities:
Participating students will be granted the travel costs and a reasonable support for their stay at Maastricht.
The project will be granted with 6 ECTS points. You can exchange these points with a class from your respective programme
Applications will be accepted at the respectable universities:
Prof. Dr. Karin Wenz for Maastricht students
Prof. Dr. Angela Krewani for Marburg students
Prof. Dr. Ugur Tekin for Istanbul students.
For Marburg Students:
All students of the BA programme Media Science, Art, Music, Media and the MA programme Media and Cultural Praxis are inivited to apply for participation:
If you are interested in coming with us, please apply with the following materials:
- a survey of your studies including the results of the summer semester 2012
- a letter describing your motivation and your special interest in the programme.
Application will be considered following your grades and your letter of motivation.
Please send in your applications not later than January, 15, 2013 to
Prof. Dr. Angela Krewani
Institute of Media Studies
Wilhelm Röpke Str. 6A
Please send your printed application by post or turn it in personally at the ‘Sekretariat Medienwissenschaft I’