Utrecht University’s Centre for Screen Cultures in Transtion, short SCiT, is a research initiative of television and media scholars attached to the Department of Media and Culture Studies (DMC) and to the Research Institute ICON of the Faculty of the Humanities. The Centre develops, co-ordinates, carries out, publishes and promotes the study of screen cultures in transition from the early 20th century on.
Main research areas are (television) screens, and their histories, discoursive constructions, and attached practices of users and communities. We suppose that media never just ‘are’, but are constantly in the state of transition while the same time transforming culture and society. Currently, we do not witness ‘The end of TV’ as many commentators claim, but the re-invention of screen cultures in the digital environment with television still being a dominant interface within more and more mediatized cultural and socio-technological environments.
This website provides information about the Centre’s research initiatives and projects, about the people involved, their publications and about events organized by the Centre. For more information about our projects or attending one of our events, please contact us.