Ib Bondebjerg




Ib Bondebjerg is professor at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen (www.mef.ku.dk) and was the founder and director of the Centre for Modern European Studies (www.cemes.ku.dk, 2008-2011). He was the founder and editor in chief of the international journal Northern Lights. Film and Media Studies Yearbook (2000-2009) and is member of the editorial board of the international journal Studies in Documentary Film. He was the co-director of the European Science Foundation research project Changing Media – Changing Europe (2000-2005) and the large national research project Media and Democracy in the Network Society (2002-2006). He was chairman of The Danish Film Institute (1997-2000). He is currently leading a European research network, Being European: Film, Media and Everyday life, dedicated to comparative studies of contemporary European cinema and television in a broader cultural and sociological perspective and he is, together with assistant professor Eva Novrup Redvall leader of his departments research group on Creative Media Industries. He is a specialist in European film and television history, Scandinavian film and television and documentary film and television. He has published more than 100 articles in national and international journals including Media, Culture & Society, European Journal of Social Theory, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Northern Lights, Studies in Documentary Film, Nordicom review and AV-montage. He has published 11 single authored books, edited and co-edited 14 books and has contributed to 30 anthologies – both in Danish, English and other languages. His forthcoming new book, Engaging With Reality. Documentary, Politics and Globalization (2013), is a comparative study of trends in contemporary European and American documentary film and television.

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In many ways Scandinavian film and television is a global cultural brand, connected with and exporting some of the cultural and social values connected to a liberal and progressive welfare society. This course deals with the social, institutional and cultural background of film and television in Scandinavia and in a broader European and global context.

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