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Sebastian Vehlken

Knowledge Processes and Digital Media

Sebastian Vehlken appointed

Media theorist and -historian Prof. Dr Sebastian Vehlken has been appointed to the joint professorship of Knowledge Processes and Digital Media at the University of Oldenburg’s Institute of History and the German Maritime Museum (DSM) / Leibniz Institute of Maritime History in Bremerhaven.

He previously taught and researched the history and culture of digital media at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Vehlken graduated in media studies and economics from the University of Bochum. He spent two years conducting research at the University of Weimar before taking a post as a research associate at the University of Vienna from 2007 to 2010. He completed his PhD thesis at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2010, and then moved to Lüneburg, where he was first a research associate and then associate director of the German Research Foundation’s Institute for Advanced Studies on “Media Cultures of Computer Simulation” (MECS), before becoming a professor in 2017.

Vehlken's main research interests include the history of digital media and computer simulation, digitality and material cultures, oceans as spaces of knowledge, as well as media and architecture.

(Changed: 05 Dec 2022)