Center for Media & Society



The Center for Media & Society [Zentrum für Medien & Gesellschaft - ZUMG] dedicates itself to researching the interplay of Media- and Societal Change. Starting with the observation of media communication’s significance for modern societies, the center offers a baseline for a scientific view of the various impacts and interactions of social processes that are handled with and through media. In this interdisciplinary institute, professional expertise and department-specific scientific priorities coexist with one another.

Society exists not only by transmission, by communication, but it may fairly be said to exist in transmission, in communication

John Dewey (1916: 5)

Consequently, the work of the ZUMG focusses on the social and cultural role of media as producer, mediator and agent of societal communication. It’s all about the „and“: Media and politics, media and art, media and culture.

This focus on the „in-between“ has always been a hallmark of the Zeppelin University’s research, as was its claim to unite specialist lines of questioning, thus concerning itself less with disciplines or subjects and more so with the tangible problems of our everyday society. Based on this self-image, the ZUMG serves as a space of building competences for research, teaching and guidance.


All publications that have been written in the context of the Center for Media & Society can be found here:

Research Database for the Center of Media & Society


Göttlich, Udo
Göttlich, Udo Prof Dr
Academic Program Director Sociology, Politics & Economics I SPE
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1381
Room:FAB 3 | 1.41
Herbers, Martin R
Herbers, Martin R PD Dr phil
Private lecturer Department Kultur- und Kommunikationswissenschaften, and „netPOL“ und „Nachhaltigkeit – Wen interessiert’s?“
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1382
Room:FAB 3 | 1.18
Krell, Felix
Krell, Felix
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1383
Room:FAB 3 | 1.33
Muhle, Florian
Muhle, Florian Prof Dr
Dean Faculty of Cultural Studies and Communication Studies
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1341
Room:FAB 3 | 1.45
von Lucke, Jörn
von Lucke, Jörn Prof Dr
Director of The Open Government Institute | TOGI
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1471
Room:Semi 0.05
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