Researchers



Niels Brügger

Niels Brügger

Professor (MSO, with special responsibilities), PhD

Centre Director of the Centre for Internet Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: nb@cc.au.dk

My research interests are the history of the Internet as a means of communication, and Digital Humanities, including archiving the Internet as well as the use of digital research tools. I have published a number of articles and book chapters, monographs, and edited books, including Histories of Public Service Broadcasters on the Web (ed. with M. Burns, Peter Lang, 2012), Web History (ed., Peter Lang, 2010), Archiving Websites: General Considerations and Strategies (The Centre for Internet Studies, 2005), and Media History: Theories, Methods, Analysis (ed. with S. Kolstrup, Aarhus University Press, 2002). In 2014-15 I participated in the UK based research project 'Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities (BUDDAH)’. In addition, I am heading the research infrastructure project "NetLab”.

Recent publications:

  • Brügger, N. (2017): Webraries and Web Archives: The Web between public and private. In D. Baker, W. Ewans (Eds.), The End of Wisdom?: The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age (pp. 185–190). Oxford: Chandos Publishing, Pre-published versions available at: ResearchGate and Academia
  • Brügger, N. (2016): Digital Humanities. In K.B. Jensen, R.T. Craig, J. Pooley, E. Rothenbuhler (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy (vol. 1, pp. 548-556). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell/The International Communication Association (ICA), 2016

Personal website


Henrik Bødker

Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: hb@dac.au.dkaan@asb.dk

My recent research focuses on various aspects of digital journalism. An important aspect of this relates to how online journalism constitutes time and how this has changed since the first news sites. This is related to a broader focus on how online magazines and brands have developed.

Recent publications:

  • Bødker, H. (Forthcoming) “The Time(s) of News Websites”. In Franklin, B. & Eldridge II, S. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies.
  • Bødker, H. and Brügger, N. (Forthcoming), “The Changing Temporalities of Online News”. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.
  • Bødker, H. (2015) “Journalism as Cultures of Circulation”, Digital Journalism, 3 (1)

Maja Sonne Damkjær

Maja Sonne Damkjær

PhD Candidate, MA

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: imvmsd@dac.au.dk

My PhD project (2012-) Mediatized parenthood studies the role of internet media in the transition to parenthood. Today's parents have access to counseling and communication resources with a volume, speed, and scope that is unprecedented in history, and social media provide vast new opportunities for displaying family life. My project aims to elucidate mediatized parenthood through an examination of how internet media and interactive mobile technologies are intertwined with the first formative phase of parenthood. I study how Danish first-time parents use internet media in their new social roles as parents, where and how parenthood practices and media practices intersect, and the key characteristics of this increasingly mediatized life transition.

Project affiliation: mediatization.ku.dk


Charles Ess

Honorary member of the Centre for Internet Studies, Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Drury University.

E-mail: c.m.ess@media.uio.no

Digital Media Ethics; Medium Theory; Mediatization; Information and Computing Ethics; Internet Research Ethics; Cross-cultural approaches.

Recent publications:

  • Ess, C. (2013) Digital Media Ethics, 2nd edition. Oxford: Polity Press.
  • Ess, C. and Fossheim, H. (2013). Personal Data: Changing Selves, Changing Privacy Expectations. Mireille Hildebrandt, Kieron O'Hara, Michael Waidner (eds.), Digital Enlightenment Forum Yearbook 2013:The Value of Personal Data, 40-55. Amsterdam: IOS Amsterdam.
  • Ess, C. and Dutton, W. (2013). Internet Studies: Perspectives on a rapidly developing field. New Media & Society 15(5): 633–643. doi: 10.1177/1461444812462845

Personal website:

http:www.hf.uio.no/imk/english/people/aca/charlees/index.html


Niels Ole Finnemann

Professor, dr.phil.

Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen

E-mail: sxj957@iva.ku.dk

In the early 21th century the processes of digitization of culture and society has entered a new phase. On the one hand, digital media is today used all over. We scan the world from outer space to the body's interior. On the other hand, a still growing number of people participate in the daily production of digital materials. In the years to come, we can expect that a rapidly growing part of society articulate itself and is reflected in the increasing number of digital genres of digital media platforms. We get more and more diverse digital materials spread over more and more diverse, more customized digital media. We will also have a growing variety of search and presentation tools. Digital born materials thus becomes an increasingly important, often unique historical source material. This development presents challenges for selection, curation, preservation, analysis and dissemination of knowledge in all disciplines. It challenges our concepts of computers and digital media since a growing part of digital materials are messy and non-parametric which does not fit with the dominating 20-century concepts of parametric data stored in well-ordered relational databases.  It also challenges our archive and library systems, which have historically been built up around the more stable and localized written and printed sources.

Thus fundamental questions are raised about how we can describe the swelling and heterogeneous data materials and how we should organize the 21st century knowledge resources and knowledge dissemination? The study of digital materials will develop into a field in its own right.

Recent publications:


Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby

Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby

PhD Fellow

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: ak@cc.au.dk

My PhD project is a phenomenological study of citizens’ use of social media in relation to health. For many citizens who suffer from chronic diseases, social networks online (such as Facebook groups) play a significant role in everyday life, as they serve as gushing sources for disease-specific information and social support.

In my research I study how this phenomenon of online co-creation of health transforms patient culture, patient identity and patient agency; what are the impacts of this social media use when it comes to the experience of patient empowerment; and can we methodologically approach questions of experience in digital contexts.


Tina Thode Hougaard

Tina Thode Hougaard

Associate Professor, PhD

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: nortth@dac.au.dk

My primary research interest is social media and their impact on the language use and language change. I am interested in both individual and organisational uses of the online social networks as a forum for identity construction, social interaction, and strategic communication. I have done empirical studies of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Recent publications:

  • Hougaard, Tina Thode (2015): "#hashtags #metakommunikerende #nøgleord"., In Schoonderbeek Hansen & T.T. Hougaard (ed.) Møde Om Udforskning af Dansk Sprog, Aarhus Universitet.
  • Hougaard, Tina Thode (2015): "Bidrag til en karakteristik af virtuel identitetskonstruktion", P. Widell & S. Borchmann (ed.) Skandinaviske sprogstudier nr. 3. Statsbiblioteket. Aarhus.
  • Hougaard, T. T. (2015): ”Sproget til billederne i de sociale medier”, In M. Rathje & O. Ravnholt (red.) Skandinavisk korpusindsamling og forskning i sproget i de nye medier, Dansk Sprognævns konferenceserie 3, København. Dansk Sprognævn. 

Per Jauert

Associate professor, cand.phil.

School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

E-mail: pjauert@imv.au.dk

My research interests include media sociology, public service media, radio history, community media, and the new digital platforms for radio production, distribution and reception, incl. the Internet. I have published several articles in international scholarly journals and edited books. I am currently Advisory International Editor of Journal of Radio and Audio Media, member of the Editorial Board of The Radio Journal, member of the research network “RIPE” about public service media (Ferrell Lowe, G. & P. Jauert.(eds.) (2005). Cultural Dilemmas in Public Service Broadcasting. Göteborg:Nordicom). Head of the Community Communication Section of IAMCR, the International Association of Media and Communication Research, and member of the research group DRACE, Digital Radio Cultures in Europe ( www.drace.org )

Recent publications:

  • Jauert, P., Ala-Fossi, M., Lax, S. & Shaw, H. (2008): "DAB: The Future of Radio", Media, Culture & Society, vol. 30 no. 2, pp. 151-166.
  • Jauert, P., Ala-Fossi, M., Lax, S., O'Neill, B. & Shaw, H. (2008): "The Future of Radio is Still Digital - But Which One?", Journal of Radio & Audio Media, vol. 15 no. 1, pp. 4-25.
  • Jauert, P. & Ala-Fossi, M. (2006): "Nordic Radio in the Digital Era", Radio,TV & Internet in the Nordic Countries, (ed. U. Carlsson). Nordicom: Göteborg, pp. 65-87.

Jakob Linaa Jensen

Head of Research for Social Media

Danish School of Media and Journalism

E-mail: jlj@dmjx.dk

My research interests are first and foremost democratic uses of the Internet, as a medium for campaigning and political communication and as a forum for debate among citizens. Further, I am interested in social uses of the Internet, especially online social networks like Facebook as a forum for identity construction and social interaction. Finally I have worked extensively on the use of new media for tourism purposes. In the spring of 2009 I published (with Anne Marit Waade) the book Media and Tourism (In Danish). My present research project is on the new borderlines of the public sphere, see www.ong.au.dk.

Recent publications:

      Personal website: linaa.net


      Rikke F. Jørgensen

      Rikke Frank Jørgensen

      Senior Researcher, PhD

      The Danish Institute for Human Rights

      E-mail: rfj@humanrights.dk

      My research focuses on:

      The interface between information and communication technology (ICT) and human rights, specifically how use of ICT may strengthen or weaken human rights standards, including freedom of expression and freedom of information, privacy, freedom of association, non-discrimination, etc. See “Human Rights in the Global Information Society” (MIT Press 2006).
       
      Examinations of how internet discourses (the internet as “public sphere”, “new media”, “infrastructure”, and “culture”) shape law and policy. These questions are considered in the context of academic discourse, as well as in the international community’s IT policy and development discourse. See “Framing the Net – the internet and human rights” (Edward Elgar 2013).
       
      Research on the commercialised public sphere, in particular platforms understand human rights and how this framing translates into platform governance, user contracts, and design features. The project explores perceptions, practices and control over ‘public’ and ‘private’ life by internet platforms such Google and Facebook.

      Recent publications:

        • Jørgensen, R.F., (forthcoming 2017) Framing Human Rights: Storytelling within Internet Companies, Information, Communication and Society
        • Jørgensen, R. F., Pedersen, A.M., (2017) Online Service Providers as Human Rights Arbiters, in Taddeo, M., Floridi, L., (eds.), The Responsibilities of Online Service Providers, Oxford: Springer.
        • Jørgensen, R. F. and Marzouki, M. (2016), Reshaping the human rights legacy in the online environment, L´Observateur des Nation Unies, Droits de l´homme 2.0, 2015-1, Volume 38, 2016, pp. 17-33.

          Personal website: menneskeret.dk/medarbejdere/rikke-frank-joergensen


          Stine Lomborg

          Associate Professor, PhD

          Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, University of Copenhagen

          E-mail: slomborg@hum.ku.dk

          My primary research interest is in the empirical study of digital media use in everyday life - social media and self-tracking applications in particular. I’m interested in how communication is practiced in these media, how users organize their lives with and through these media, and in the significance ascribed to the media in this process. Intersecting with my main line of research, I continuously think about the ethical implications of digital media – for research practices, for the specific users whose data are collected, mined and repurposed, and for society at large.


          Recent publications

          • Lomborg, S. (2017, forthcoming): A state of flux: Histories of social media research. European Journal of Communication.
          • Lomborg, S. & Mortensen, M. (2017, forthcoming) (eds.): Users across media. Special Issue of Convergence.
          • Lomborg, S. & Frandsen K. (2015): Self-tracking as communication. Information, Communication & Society, vol. 19(7). pp. 1015-1027

          Personal website: mcc.ku.dk/staff/presentation/


          Annette Markham

          Annette Markham

          Associate Professor, PhD

          School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University; Guest Professor, Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden; Affiliate Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago

          E-mail: amarkham@gmail.com

          My research within Internet studies has mainly been focused on the lived experience of ICT users and online ethnography. My ethnographic studies of Internet users are represented in the book Life Online: Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space (1998). I am also interested in qualitative methodologies and ethics, and have published several articles within these areas.

          Recent publications:

          • Markham, A. (2013). Fieldwork in social media: What would Malinowski do? Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, 2(4) 434-446. DOI: 10.1525/qcr.2013.2.4.434.
          • Markham, A. (2013). Undermining ‘data’: A critical examination of a core term in scientific inquiry. First Monday, 18(10). Available at: doi:10.5210/fm.v18i10.4868. Markham, A. N. (2013).
          • Markham, A. (2013). Remix culture, remix methods: Reframing qualitative inquiry for social media contexts. In Denzin, N., & Giardina, M. (Eds.). Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiry (pp. 63-81). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Preprint version available at: www.markham.internetinquiry.org/writing/remixmethodsfinaldraft.pdf

          Personal website: markham.internetinquiry.org

          Twitter: annettemarkham



          Janne Nielsen

          Janne Nielsen

          Assistant Professor

          School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

          E-mail: janne@cc.au.dk

          My research interests include media history, cross media, web historiography, and web archiving. I am part of the Danish research infrastructure project Digital Humanities Lab where I participate in both the research infrastructure for the study of internet materials, NetLab, and the research infrastructure for the study of audio and visual materials. One of the projects I am currently part of is a project about the history of the Danish web and the ways to study the web historically. I am also very interested in the new possibilities and challenges when working with and across digital archives, including web archives. I am a board member of the Centre for Internet Studies and a member of the NetLab Forum.

          Recent Publications:

          • Brügger, N., D. Laursen & J. Nielsen (2016, forthcoming), "The development of the Danish Web 2005-2015", The Web as History: The First Two Decades, eds. N. Brügger & R. Schroeder. UCL Press, 2016.
          • Nielsen, J. (2016), Using web archives in research - an introduction. NetLab.
          • Nielsen, J. (2014), DR’s education across media: A historical study of media interplay in the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. PhD dissertation. Aarhus University.

          Sigrid Nielsen Saabye

          Sigrid Nielsen Saabye

          PhD Fellow

          School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

          E-mail: ssaabye@dac.au dk

          My primary research interests are audio podcasting, radio and media sociology.

          I am currently working on a PhD project about the use of audio podcasts in everyday life. Through audio logbooks, qualitative interviews and creative methods, I will study the selection, the situation and the motives behind podcast listening and hereby try to answer questions such as:

          • In which situations are podcasts used and with which purposes in mind?
          • How and to which extent is podcast listening a part of the listeners’ everyday projects – be it both situational projects and larger life projects?
          • How does the listener relate socially when listening to podcasts? Should podcast listening be conceived as a social experience – and if so: How?
          • And with regard to the particular podcasts that are digital on demand versions of radio programs: what does this change in the reception of radio programs mean to radio theory and the conception of radio listening?

          Jesper Tække

          Associate Professor, PhD

          School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

          E-mail: imvjet@cc.au.dk

          My primary research interests are the relations between the social and communication media. For the time being I work with how organizations cope with new media, and how digital network media influence on educational interaction. Theoretically I use sociological systems theory and medium theory. One of my focus areas is social media, and more specifically the role of Facebook for self and society.

          Recent publications:

              Personal website: www.jespertaekke.dk

              Previous members

              Anja Bechmann (2004-2016)

              Annette Agerdal-Hjermind (2009-2015)

              Lea Muldtofte (2014-2016)

              Lise Dilling-Hansen (2011-2015)

              Christian Dalsgaard (2006-14)

              Vidar Falkenberg (2005-14)

              Rikke Toft Nørgaard (2001-05, 2009-14)

              Peter Fischer-Nielsen (2010-13)

              Morten Brænder (2008-13)

              Markus Davidsen (2008-13)

              Constance Kampf (2008-13)

              Ejvind Hansen (2006-13)

              Signe Herbers Poulsen (2005-10)

              Sophie Warberg Løssing (20??-08)

              Bo Fibiger (2000-07)

              Rune Dalgaard (2000-06)

              Frands Mortensen (2000-06)

              Dorrit Bøilerehauge (2002-05)

              Tina Thode Hougaard (2002-05)

              Simon Kiilerich Madsen (2002-05)

              Inger Askehave (2001-05)

              Rasmus Blok (2001-05)

              Henrik Bødker (2001-05)

              Jens Christensen (2001-05)

              Mette Birkedahl Christensen (2001-05)

              Berit Holmqvist (2001-05)

              Søren Kolstrup (2001-05)

              Lars Konzack (2001-05)

              Peter Lauritsen (2001-05)

              Randi Markussen (2001-05)

              Finn Olesen (2001-05)

              Søren Pold (2001-05)

              Claus Elmholdt (2000-05)

              Anne Ellerup Nielsen (2000-05)