Funding: ITU researchers examine cultural dynamics in the age of digitalisation
Associate Professor at Digital Design, Luca Rossi, and Postdoc at Business IT, Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis, have secured 4.6 million kroner from the European CHANSE programme for their respective research projects in digital innovation and social and cultural dynamics.
Luca Rossi and Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis from the IT University of Copenhagen have both been awarded funding from the European CHANSE programme to examine how digital innovation affects social and cultural change in society. In total, the two researchers have secured a little over 4.6 million kroner for their projects.
In Associate Professor Luca Rossi’s project, titled PolarVis, the researcher proposes the first large scale comparative mapping of the various (conflicting) narratives about climate change online. Postdoc Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis’ project DiGeMERGE examines the practical, ethical, and societal implications of the current integration of data collection and dissemination in digital emergency communication, and the fundamental shift from information broadcasting to sharing.
CHANSE, Collaboration of Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe, is a joint initiative of 27 research funding organisations from 24 countries. The programme builds on the experience of two existing networks, HERA and NORFACE, supporting research in humanities and social sciences respectively.
The main goal of the CHANSE initiative is to launch a transnational call for collaborative projects focused on the topic of Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age. The objective is to help understand how digital innovations give rise to social and cultural changes, and how they in turn are influenced by society and culture.
Out of 26 projects awarded funding from CHANSE, nine stem from Danish Universities. A total of 36 million Euro has been awarded research projects that examine the cross-section between digital innovation and culture and society.
The CHANSE funded research projects are slated to launch in September or October 2022 and will continue for 2-3 years. Theis Duelund Jensen, Press Officer, Tel: +45 2555 0447, email: email@example.com