Author Archives: stefano giani

How to debunk fake news: some resources

Whether it’s about eating garlic to cure coronavirus, or about arsonists and not climate change being mainly responsible for the Australian bushfires, the ever increasing upsurge of fake news – or rather, and may be even preferably, of information disorders … Continue reading

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Women murdered by (ex)partners: some figures

Last week, Zeit Online made available an extended report by the title Frauenmorde: Von ihren Männern getötet (Murdered women: killed by their men). While addressing the situation in Germany – yet not without some international comparisons – the article, and … Continue reading

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Computational Communication Research: a new OA-journal

Founded from the Computational Methods Interest Group at the ICA International Communication Association and published by the Amsterdam University Press, Computational Communication Research is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal «that encourages and facilitates the sharing of 1) developments in computational tools … Continue reading

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Fake news: a video from the UvA Library

The UvA Library has made a video on fake news, available both in English (see below) and in Dutch. More on the video – and on the topic – can be found at the History & American Studies Library blog.

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Fake news in historical perspective: an article by Marc Bloch

Last week, while reading Francesco Filippi’s Mussolini ha fatto anche cose buone: le idiozie che continuano a circolare sul fascismo (Mussolini also did some good things: the idiocies that keep going around about fascism), I came across a reference to … Continue reading

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No land for love: IHLIA photo exhibition about LGBTQ+ asylum seekers

Open from April 19th to June 8th at IHLIA’s (International Homo/Lesbian Information center and Archive) – on the third floor of Amsterdam Central Library – No land for love features black and white portraits by French photographer Jean-Christophe Husson, who … Continue reading

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I cannot access a journal article I found (via Google Scholar). What do I do now?

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A quote for the new year: Thomas Mann on ‘the people’

Thomas Mann, Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde, Stockholm: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1947. «To a friend of enlightenment the word and conception “the folk” has always something anachronistic and alarming about it; he knows … Continue reading

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Handbooks of Communication Science available at the UvA Library

Edited by Peter J. Schulz (Università della Svizzera Italiana) and Paul Cobley (Middlesex University London), De Grutyer Moutons’s Handbooks of Communication Science is a 31-volumes series aimed “to present a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the field [… and] at meeting … Continue reading

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Subscription to WARC extended

The subscription to WARC, started in 2014 as a joint inititative of the Department of Communication and the University Library, has been extended for the coming academic year. The database, widely used by both staff and students at the MA-programme … Continue reading

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