We are a multi-disciplinary department, with a broad range of research traditions and disciplines present among our scholars and researchers.  A central focus in much of our research is to explore the relations and interactions between humans and systems, platforms, and organizations that organize, rank, sort, seek, recommend, and communicate information.  And most importantly, for us information is something that tells someone something in a given situation or context – information is grounded in culture, language, and sociality.

The individual researcher or research group, however, often has a focus on a specific phenomenon in their research, e.g. search engines, libraries, the science, digitality, the internet, web archives, algorithms, Facebook, cultural politics, museums, or fake news.

Research groups

Selected research projects with external funding

 Research centres