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Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp

Faculty 09
Cultural Studies/Communication and Media Studies/Science of Art/Musicology/Philosophy/Religious Studies/Sports Cultural Studies/Communication and Media Studies/Science of Art/Musicology/Philosophy/Religious Studies/Sports


Affiliations | Research Topics | Cooperations | Projects | Scientific Activities | Resources


High-Profile Areas
» Social Changes, Social Policy and the State
» Minds Media Machines

DFG Collaborative Projects
» SFB 597: Transformations of the State
» SPP 1505: Mediatized Worlds - Communication in Medial and Societal Change

Creative Units funded by the Institutional StrategyCreative Units
» Communicative Figurations

Affiliation to an institute
Code Indication deutsch Indication englisch Funcition Keywords deutsch Keywords englisch
ZeMKI  Zentrum für Medien-, Kommunikations- und Informationsforschung  Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research  Leader/Speaker  Medien, Kommunikation, Information, Mediatisierung, Medienwandel, digitale Medien, kommunikative Figurationen  media, communication, information, mediatization, media change, digital media, communicative figurations 

Affialation to a work group
Code Indication deutsch Indication englisch Faculty Keywords deutsch Keywords englisch
  ZeMKI-Lab "Medienkultur und Globalisierung"  ZeMKI-Lab "Media Culture and Globalisation"  F09     

Research Topics
Humanities and social sciences
» Social Sciences
» Empirical Social Research
» Communication Sciences


Researchers with cooperation
Institution City Category Country of origin
London School of Economics and Political Science London University abroad United Kingdom
Goldsmiths, University of London London University abroad United Kingdom
Södertörn Univesity Stockholm University abroad Sweden


Projects (Hyperlink)
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Most significant projects
Code Indication deutsch Indication englisch Cooperation partners Funding sources/agencies Term
TraVer-3 Die kommunikative Konstruktion von Vergemeinschaftung in mediatisierten Welten The Communicative Construction of Communitization within Mediatized Worlds DFG 2014 - 2017
KoFi Kommunikative Figurationen: Transformationen mediatisierter Gesellschaften und Kulturen Communicative Figurations: Transformations of Mediatized Cultures and Societies Universität Hamburg, Hans-Bredow-Institut Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder 2013 - 2016
ECREA Summer School EUROPEAN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION DOCTORAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2013-2015 "Dynamics of Mediatization: Everyday Media Agency in Europe" EUROPEAN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION DOCTORAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2013-2015 "Dynamics of Mediatization: Everyday Media Agency in Europe" ECREA DAAD 2013 - 2015
Langzeiterprobung Die qualitative Langzeituntersuchung der Mediatisierung von sozialen Beziehungen. Erprobung und Optimierung des Verfahrens A qualitative longitudinal study about the mediatization of social relationships: Testing and improving the methods Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz DFG, SPP Mediatisierte Welten 2012 - 2014
Europäische Öffentlichkeit III Die Transnationalisierung von Öffentlichkeit am Beispiel der EU: Reaktionen der Bürger The Transnationalization of Public Spheres in Europe: Citizens' (Re)Actions DFG, Sfb 597 2011 - 2014

Agencies that have funded your research during the past five years (public institutions and foundations)
» University of Bremen/Central Research Development Fund
» Other EU Programs
» State of Bremen (without basic finance)
» International Organizations/Programs

Funding sources during the past five years (enterprises)
Company name Country of origin Term
Radio Bremen Germany 2009
Weser Kurier Germany 2009
Halem Verlag Germany 2007
Routledge United Kingdom 2007
VS Verlag Germany 2007, 2009
Brasilhaus Germany 2007
Landesmedienanstalt Germany 2007
Sparkasse Bremen Germany 2007, 2009
Nomos Verlag Germany 2009
UVK Germany 2009
Anheuser-Busch InBev Germany 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

media change, datafication, digital media, media and society, media and cultural change, media and migration, transcultural communication, Euopean public sphere.

Scientific Activities

Publications (Hyperlink)
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Most significant Publications
The Mediated Construction of Reality
Author(s)Nick Couldry, Andreas Hepp
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Transcultural Communication
Author(s)Andreas Hepp
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The communicative figurations of mediatized worlds: Mediatization research in times of the ‘mediation of everything’
Author(s)Andreas Hepp
InEuropean Journal of Communication (EJC)
PagesOnline First
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Cultures of Mediatization [dt.: Medienkultur. Die Kultur mediatisierter Welten]
Author(s)Andreas Hepp
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Cultural Studies und Medienanalyse. 3. Auflage
Author(s)Andreas Hepp
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Ph.D. supervision (Hyperlink)
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Conferences organized by you during the past five years

Titel Year Hyperlink
Communicative Figurations 2016 Link (extern): 
Jahrestagung der DGPuK "Medienkultur im Wandel" 2009 Link (extern): 
Verschiedene Tagungen des ZeMKI Link (extern): 

Visiting Scientists
Name Term Institution of origin Country of origin
Dr. Paško Bili 2015 University of Zagreb Croatia
Nazl1 Köksal 20016 Eastern Mediterranean University Cyprus
Prof. Dr. Mattias Frey 2015 University of Kent United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Tristan Mattelart 2014 Université Paris 8 France
Shaun Moores 2009 University of Sunderland United Kingdom

More information

Andreas Hepp is Professor of Media and Communication Studies with the Special Areas Media Culture and Communication Theory at the ZeMKI (Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research), Universität Bremen, Germany.

He graduated in 1995 from University of Trier with an MA-degree in German Studies and Political Science, focusing on media communication. In 1997, he finished there his doctoral thesis on the everyday appropriation of television. Beside the University of Trier Andreas Hepp taught and researched at the universities of Karlsruhe (TH), Ilmenau (TU), Münster and since 2004 the University of Bremen. He was visiting researcher and visiting scholar at the Nottingham Trent University and the University of Sunderland, UK. In 2012 he was visiting fellow at the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2015 visting senior fellow at the at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science.

At present Andreas Hepp is involved the DFG Priority Research Programme 1505 “Mediatized Worlds” and the research network “Communicative Figurations” (as “Creative Unit” at the University Bremen funded by the German “excellence initiative”). He was member of the DFG funded Collaborative Research Centre 597 “Transformations of the State”, which ended in 2014. His main research areas are media and communication theory, media sociology, mediatization research, datafication of social practices, transnational and transcultural communication, and qualitative methods of media research.

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