DEMA theory & practice books published!


1 January 2023
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The dual book set Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory has been published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg in Open Access!

We are thrilled to announce the publication of the dual book set Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Theory, authored by Andreas Fickers and Annie van den Oever, and Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice, authored by DEMA researchers Tim van der Heijden and Aleksander Kolkowski. The two books are published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg.

The dual-set publication explores the theory and practice of Experimental Media Archaeology as a hands-on approach to media history. We hope the books will be interesting for scholars and educators, who wish to explore the histories and cultures of media and communication technologies through hands-on inquiry and experimentation.

Link to Theory book:

Link to Practice book:

We would like to express our gratitude to all collaborators of the DEMA project, including the DEMA team, Christianne Blijleven, Andy O’Dwyer, Daniele Guido, and C2DH support team; associate project members Karin Bienek and Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (illuminago); DEMA advisory board members Annie van den Oever, Lori Emerson, John Ellis, Erkki Huhtamo and Martin Loiperdinger; DEMA projector collaborators Claude Wolf and Gilbert Klein (Department of Engineering, University of Luxembourg); the team of the Media Centre of the University of Luxembourg; Benoît Turquety; Elizabeth Rankin; Rabea Rittgerodt and Jana Fritsche from De Gruyter Publishers, and many more for their great support.

With the publications of the two books, the DEMA project (2019-2022) is officially finished. Thank you all very much!