RESEARCH ACTIVITY - COMMUNICATION SCIENCES FACULTY - MAIN RESEARCH TOPICS
The research lines on which the Communication Sciences Faculty works thanks to the activities of its researchers are:
1) Study of the new communication languages with particular attention to the new media and to their impact on society, social actors and on individuals.
More specifically, the activities that refer to this line are: empirical research on digital consumptions/uses; empirical analysis of the forms of participative culture typical of Web 2.0; theoretical study and case studies on digital creativity (relationship between art and new communication technologies, relationship between creativity and digital technologies).
2) Study of cinema and television languages with particular attention to the new forms and languages of contemporary cinema.
More specifically, the activities that refer to this line of research are: study and analysis of the new technologies that are connected to cinema and television; study, analysis and assessment of the changing influence of digital products on films; critical analysis of the poetics and film-making of contemporary directors; analysis of the aims, according to a production and consumer view, of contemporary audiovisual language; the Web and new languages – Changes in film criticism and publishing.
3) Study of the languages of territory sociology, paying particular attention to the developments of this discipline in Italy in the last decades.
More specifically, the activities that refer to these research lines are: study, analysis and comparison of facts that occur in a specific territory as a result of changes caused by globalisation processes, with a particular stress on environmental questions; territory promotion strategies that are based on a sustainable environmental and social approach; more in depth study of some issues relevant to the communication-environment-society relationship.
4) Study of work behaviours in the organisations paying particular attention to the developments of this discipline in Italy in the last decades.
More specifically the activities that refer to these research lines are: the wide range of personal, group and organisational techniques variables that define contingent situations n which people have to act. Other research lines are aimed at studying economic options and consumers’ behaviours.
These research activities rely on cooperation relationships with other Universities and Agencies and Institutions working in the media and communication field.