Niels Brügger

PhD, Professor with Special Responsibilities

Niels Brügger
  • School of Communication and Culture - Media Studies

    Helsingforsgade 14

    building 5347, 236

    8200 Aarhus N


    Phone: +4587161971

    Mobile: +4529453231


Professor in Internet Studies and Digital Humanities (MSO, with special responsibilities), Head of NetLab, part of the Danish Digital Humanities Lab, and head of the Centre for Internet Studies. Coordinator of the European network RESAW, a Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials.

Participates in the research infrastructure project NetLab (2012-2017) within the Digital Humanities Lab, as well as in the research projects "Probing a Nation's Web Domain — the Historical Development of the Danish Web" (2014-), "De #jesuischarlie à #offenturen: archives et archivage du patrimoine nativement numérique face aux attentats" (2016), and "the history of, 1996-2006" (2007-).


Research Interests

My primary research interests are the history of the Internet as a means of communication, and Digital Humanities, including archiving the Internet as well as the use of digital research tools.

My other research interest is media theory, the Internet, and the relation between the two with a view to (re)evaluating the status and relevance of existing media theories and methods.

Finally, to a lesser extent I spend time cultivating a long-time research interest: recent French philosophy, history of ideas, theories of culture, and epistemology. Of primary interest here are thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Michel Foucault, Jean-Francois Lyotard and Paul Virilio.


Teaching and supervision

At the undergraduate level, I teach media history as well as theoretical disciplines such as epistemology of the humanities and theories of media, culture and society. At the postgraduate level, I teach within my research areas.

I supervise PhD projects and Master's theses within my research and teaching areas.


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