Knut Lundby

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Recent

Ongoing research
 

Directs the project "Engaging with Conflicts in Mediatized Religious Environments. A Comparative Scandinavian Study." It runs from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2017 under Research Council of Norway programme on the Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL).

Co-ordinates the research group on religion and media in the Nordic project on "The role of religion in the public sphere. A comparative study of five Nordic countries" (the NOREL-project) under the NORDCORP programme, funded by NOS-HS (2009–2014), currently finishing international book from the project.

 

Recent publications

Lundby, Knut (2016) "Mediatization and secularization: the transformations of public service institutions – the case of Norway,"
Media, Culture & Society, 38(1): 28–36, doi:10.1177/0163443715615414

Hepp, Andreas; Stig Hjarvard and Knut Lundby (2015) 'Mediatization: theorizing the interplay between media, culture and society'. Media, Culture & Society, 37(2): 314–324. doi:10.1177/0163443715573835

Lundby, Knut (ed.)(2014) Mediatization of Communication Vol. 21 in the series of Handbooks of Communication Science from De Gruyter Mouton (728 pages).

Lundby, Knut (2014) 'Mediatized Stories in Mediatized Worlds', in Andreas Hepp og Friedrich Krotz (Eds.) Mediatized Worlds. Culture and Society in a Media Age. Basingtoke: Palgrave.

 

Teaching
 
Autumn 2016: No teaching

Spring 2017: Media and religion (in Norwegian) and Mediatization of Culture and Society

 

Background

Born 1948. Studies at the University of Oslo 1968-1975. Lower degree (cand.mag) 1973 with political science, sociology and studies of Christianity, plus social economics. Higher degree (mag.art) 1975 in sociology with specialization in mass communication and sociology of religion. The dissertation was on "Secularization in the Nordic countries - studied through programs on church and religion in radio and tv" (in Norwegian).

Practice as journalist during study years. Editor of the church weekly "Vår Kirke" 1975-80. Research fellow in sociology of religion 1980-85 at The department of sociology, University of Oslo with a dissertation for the degree of dr.philos on "The collectivity of faith. A sociological study of processes of dissolution in the Norwegian folk church" (1986, in Norwegian). During these years the Norwegian participant in a comparative research project on religious changes in the Nordic countries 1930-1980.

Researcher on local media 1985-86 at the Institute of press research, University of Oslo. Associate professor in mass communication studies from 1987, into the new Department of media and communication that same year. Head of department 1990–1995. Active in the department's cooperation with the University of Zimbabwe on media studies and media research 1990-98. Chair, National Council for Media Studies. Appointed professor of media studies at the University of Oslo 1998.

Founding director of InterMedia, University of Oslo 1998-2004, an interdisciplinary research center on design, communication and learning in digital environments. During these years, chair of the flexible learning program and chair of the strategic university program on "Competence and Media Convergence" (CMC), University of Oslo; chair/board member of the program on Social and Cultural Preconditions for ICT (SKIKT) and the follow-up program on ‘Communication, ICT, Media’ (KIM) at the Research Council of Norway as well as member of the ICT Forum of the Research Council.

Research leave 2004-2006. Guest researcher at UC Berkeley, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Edinburgh, University of Stirling, Gregorian University in Rome and University of Salzburg. Former guest research periods also at London School of Economics & Political Science and at the University of Leicester.

Member of the International Council, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 1992-2000.Member of the research programme on "Changing Media – Changing Europe" by the European Science Foundation 1999-2004. Participant in the international research community on Media, Religion, and Culture since its inception in 1993.

Since July 2006 back at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo as Professor of Media Studies. Head of Research at the department 2009–2012.

Director of the international research project on "MEDIATIZED STORIES. Mediation perspectives on digital storytelling among youth" funded by the Research Council of Norway (2006-2011).

Norwegian coordinator of the NordForsk research network on Mediatization of religion and culture (2006-2010), participates in the continued Nordic Network on Media and Religion. Coordinator of the research group on Media and Religion in the research network on Religion in Pluralist Societies (PluRel) at the University of Oslo.

Teaching and tutoring

Mediatization of culture and society
Media, religion and conflict
 

Special fields

Mediatization theory.

Mediatization of religion.

Media, religion and conflict.

Digital environments.

Media sociology.

 

Tags: Media and religion, Freedom of speech and democracy

Publications

Lundby, Knut (2016) "Mediatization and secularization: the transformations of public service institutions – the case of Norway,"
Media, Culture & Society, 38(1): 28–36, doi:10.1177/0163443715615414

Hepp, Andreas; Stig Hjarvard and Knut Lundby (2015) 'Mediatization: theorizing the interplay between media, culture and society'. Media, Culture & Society, 37(2): 314–324. doi:10.1177/0163443715573835

Lundby, Knut (Ed.) (2014) Mediatization of CommunicationHandbooks of Communication Science, vol. 21. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton

Lundby, Knut (2014) 'Mediatized Stories in Mediatized Worlds', in Andreas Hepp og Friedrich Krotz (Eds.) Mediatized Worlds. Culture and Society in a Media Age. Basingtoke: Palgrave.

Lundby, Knut (2014) 'Notes on Interaction and Mediatization'. In Leif Kramp et al. (eds.) Media Practice and Everyday Agency in EuropeBremen: edition lumière.

Lundby, Knut (Ed.) (2013) Religion Across Media. From Early Antiquity to Late Modernity. New York: Peter Lang

Lundby, Knut. 'Patterns or belonging in online/offline interfaces of religion', Information, Communication & Society 2011

Lundby, Knut. 'Mediatizing Faith: Digital Storytelling on the Unspoken', in Bailey, Michael and Redden, Guy (eds) Mediating Faiths. Religion and Socio-Cultural Change in the Twenty-First Century. Farnham: Ashgate 2011

Hepp, Andreas; Hjarvard, Stig and Lundby, Knut. 'Mediatization – Empirical perspectives: An introduction to a special issue', Communications: the European Journal of Communication Research 2010:  35(3): 223-228.

Lundby, Knut (ed.) Mediatization: Concept, Changes, Consequences. New York: Peter Lang 2009

Lundby, Knut. 'The Matrices of Digital Storytelling: Examples from Scandinavia', in Hartley, John and Kelly McWilliam (eds) Story Circle. Digital Storytelling Around the World. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2009.

Lundby, Knut (ed.) Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories: Self-representations in New Media. New York: Peter Lang 2008

Lundby, Knut. 'Editorial: mediatized stories: mediation perspectives on digital storytelling'. New Media & Society 2008: 10(3): 363-371

Lundby, Knut and Hovi-Wasastjerna, Päivi. 'Virtual' and 'Flexible' University Learning: Comparative Convergent Strategies for Communication Practices. In Convergence and Fragmentation. Media Technology and the Information Society. Bristol: Intellect.

Kaare, Birgit Hertzberg and Lundby, Knut. The "Power of Configuration" in Digital Storytelling. In Storytelling - Reflections in the Age of Digitalization. innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press 2008

Lundby, Knut. 'Mediation Between Competence and Convergence', in Storsul, Tanja and Dagny Stuedahl (eds) Ambivalence Towards Convergence. Digitalization and Media Change. Göteborg: Nordicom, 2007.

Lundby, Knut. 'Interdisciplinarity and Infrastructure. Mediation and Knotworking in Communication Research'. Nordicom Review 2007: 28 (Jubilee Issue): 195–210.

Lundby, Knut. ’The global mover’ [on Kristen Nygaard] , in Fjuk, Annita; Amela Karahasanovic and Jens Kaasbøll (eds.) Comprehensive Object-Oriented Learning: The Learner's Perspective. Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press 2006.

Lundby, Knut. 'Contested Communication. Mediating the Sacred.' In Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna; Knut Lundby, and Raimo Salokangas (eds.) Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media. Göteborg: Nordicom 2006.

Lundby, Knut. ’Between American Televangelism and African Anglicanism’, in Hoover, Stewart M. and Lynn Schofield Clark Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media. Explorations in Media, Religion, and Culture. New York: Columbia University Press 2002.

Lundby, Knut. and Daniel Dayan. ‘Mediascape missionaries? Notes on religion as identity in a local African setting’, International Journal of Cultural Studies 1999; 2(3): 398-417.

Longing and Belonging. Media and the Identity of Anglicans in a Zimbabwean Growth Point. Report no. 34, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo.1998.

Hoover, Stewart M. and Knut Lundby (eds.) Rethinking Media, Religion, and Culture. Thousand Oaks: Sage 1997 (with chapter on ‘The Web of Collective Representations’).

Lundby, Knut. ‘Media, religion and democratic participation: community communication in Zimbabwe and Norway’, Media, Culture & Society 1997; 19(1): 29–45.

 

Published Aug. 25, 2010 10:07 PM - Last modified Dec. 13, 2016 1:04 PM