MemberMichael Stevenson

…PhD – University of Amsterdam, 2013
Research MA Media Studies – University of Amsterdam 2008
BA Media & Culture – University of Amsterdam 2006…

I’m an associate professor of New Media & Digital Methods at the Media Studies dept., University of Amsterdam (NL). My research interests include a range of topics in web history, software studies and digital culture. I’m currently working on a book project called Making Media New, about the rise and significance of ‘web-native’ culture in the mid- to late-1990s. I am also a founding member of the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam), and regularly lead digital methods workshops and projects at our summer and winter schools. I also maintain the webcultures mailing list, an announcements and discussion list for web history and allied fields. I received my PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2013, and was an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (NL) from 2013-2017. In 2015 I was awarded a Veni personal research grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for my project ‘The web that was.’ The project concerns the material and symbolic significance of the Perl programming language for the early web, and provides the basis for several case studies presented in my book.

MemberMarc Daniel Morris

…Received an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, High Honors, from Howard Community College (Columbia, MD, USA), 2017

Received a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, Summa Cum Laude, from Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), 2019

Pursuing a Master in Mediterranean Archaeology at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, supported by a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to the Netherlands….

2019-2020 Fulbright Student to the Netherlands pursuing a Masters in Mediterranean Archaeology at VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. Interested in the biography of landscape, heritage planning, historical archaeology, archaeology of everyday life, and public archaeology. Primary research focus in Apulia, Southern Italy and surrounding regions during Antiquity through the Medieval and post-Medieval periods. My Master’s thesis will focus on a biography of the Via Appia Antica landscape in its final leg from Taranto to Brindisi, Apulia, Italy

MemberMark Stewart

I am currently completing a two year contract as an Assistant Professor of Television Studies at the University of Amsterdam. My research work is usually found at the intersection of television studies, fan and audience studies, and media industries. My teaching includes those areas, and is extended to digital cultures, game studies, 21C convergent television cultures, global media cultures, and broader teaching within cultural studies and film and media studies. I currently have a monograph under contract with Amsterdam University Press’ Transmedia series looking at the shifts in television in the 21C from a holistic perspective, looking at industries, creatives, audiences and texts.

MemberTon van Kalmthout

Ton van Kalmthout studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University Nijmegen) and gained his Ph.D. in 1998 at the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on multidisciplinary art clubs in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1914. He worked as a teacher of Dutch at secondary school, and taught at the teacher-training programmes for Dutch at Hogeschool Rotterdam and the University of Leiden. He also worked as a teacher and post-doctoral researcher at the Dutch Language and Culture Section of the University of Groningen. Since 2005, he is a senior researcher at Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. His field of interest is the international distribution and reception of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

MemberJeroen Sondervan

…Film & Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

Publishing, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences…

Jeroen has over 10 years of experience working in scholarly publishing. After studying Media & Information Management at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) he initially started as a book publisher. He has been a commissioning editor for Amsterdam University Press from 2007 until 2016. For over 8 years he has been working on open access journals and monographs, specifically in the fields of film and media studies. He is a member of the Knowledge Exchange Open Access Group, the Dutch library consortium OA working group, and editor of the national platform He founded the website in 2016.

MemberEnzo Rossi

I’m a political theorist in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, and the co-editor of the European Journal of Political Theory. My main current project is a realist critical theory of legitimacy. This stems from the intersection of a number of interests: (i) methodological issues in political theory, e.g. realism vs moralism and, relatedly but separately, ideal vs non-ideal theory; (ii) the historical development liberal ideology; (iii) the normative status of political authority; (iv) the accommodation of diversity. More generally, I’m concerned with the relationship between the descriptive and the normative study of society.

MemberMarijke Jonker

Marijke Jonker is an independent scholar. She received a doctorate in art history from the University of Amsterdam in 1994 (Dissertation title: “Diderot’s Shade: the Discussion on ‘Ut Pictura Poesis’ and Expression in French Art Criticism 1819-1840”). She is a specialist in French eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and art criticism. Her publications include articles about David’s Leonidas, the critics La Font de Saint-Yenne, Delécluze and Planche, Delacroix’s use of allegory, his painting Execution of the Doge Marino Faliero, and nineteenth-century interpretations of Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa. In 2019 she published “On Asp and Cobra You Will Tread…:” Animals as Allegories of Transformation in Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People. For education, affiliations, publications and memberships see CV.