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Digital Discussions Episode 6

Episode 6: Election Special! This the sixth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. Today is a the special election episode, as we focus on some very important elections happing in the week of recording, as this episode was recorded on 3 November. As the host of this episode, Gijs…

Plurilingual parliament, how does it work?

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Good morning everyone! Today I am going to talk about the European Parliament. I will first give you an introduction and after that I would like to focus on the communication in this parliament. I will finish with a comparison. So, what is the European Parliament? And what does it do? “The European Parliament…

Women in the E-sports

Most well-known women in e-sport –- performers instead of players Recently, K/DA released a new song More and performed it at the opening ceremony of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship. K/DA s a virtual band girl group developed by Riot Games, the company behind the game League of Legends. This group consists of five themed versions of League of Legends characters, and with the…

Digital Discussions

Pilot Episode This the pilot episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. In this episode, Cosima introduces a discussion about the advantages and disadvantage of the digitilization of humanities. In future episodes, we’re going to rotate the role of host that introduces a topic and a discussion around it with…

Emotions for Likes: It’s Good for Business

Written by: Akif Aliyev The year of 2020 in many senses has been a year of reflection. Not just for me I believe, but for all of human kind, particularely those privileged enough to come from a background of economic and political stability. It has been a year of symptom accumulation of global problems swept for too long under carpets. Those problems…

Social Media as a powerful modern establishment

Political, military, and economic news has always been a major part of the everyday life of any society. Even my family including grandparents on both sides and my parents always started and still start their mornings not with a cup of coffee but with fresh news, be it in the newspaper or a morning program on TV.  Technological progress, innovations and modern…