Austrian Media Studies Research School

  • For and Against Method


  • 25 November 2022–26 November 2022 Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich


Cultural History, Cultural Studies, Media Theory, Technical History


In November 2022, Clemens Apprich and Kristina-Pia Hofer organized a two-day event, the Inaugural Forum of the Austrian Media Studies Research School, a kick-off event to initiate regular exchange between young and experienced media scholars in Austria, entitled “For and Against Method” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Die Angewandte – Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien). Questions of methods and methodology continue to spark lively debate in Media Studies (see, for example, the Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft and the Open Media Studies blog). Central to this debate is the question of whether there should be a firm set of methods in Media Studies that ensures validity and rigor. The increased demands for third-party funding on the one hand and new objects for Media Studies in the realm of digitization on the other hand gave rise to current discussions about the requirements and common grounds of either more interpretative or more scientific research traditions in the field. […] In addition to the previously-mentioned hosts, the editorial board of the special issue X | Kein Lagebericht of the Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft (ZfM) (Ömer Alkin, Jiré Emine Gözen and Nelly Y. Pinkrah) was present at the workshop. They introduced us to the issue’s content and ensured fruitful discussions on inclusive research practice, which was followed by the presentations of our PhD projects. Gabriele Jutz from the Media Theory Department and Florian Bettel from the Cultural Science Department of Die Angewandte responded to our presentations. […] (Nina Victoria Ebner, Daniel Gönitzer, Melanie Konrad and Inga Luchs)


Ashleigh Cassemere-Stanfield , Nina Ebner , Daniel Gönitzer , Konrad, Melanie , Inga Luchs

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  • Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich
  • Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
  • 1010 Wien
  • Österreich

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Published By: Florian Bettel | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 13 July 2023, 13:24 | Edit Date: 30 August 2023, 14:30