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Sybille Lammes

Professor New Media and Digital Culture

Prof.dr. S. Lammes
+31 71 527 2754

Sybille Lammes is full professor New Media and Digital Culture at Leiden University and Academic Director of LUCAS. Her background is in new media-studies and play-studies. For the function of Academic director of LUCAS, please send an email to: wd-lucas@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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Sybille Lammes is full professor New Media and Digital Culture at Leiden University. She has been a visiting Senior Research Fellow at The University of Manchester, and has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick, as well as the media-studies departments of Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam. Her background is in media-studies and game-studies, which she has always approached from an interdisciplinary angle, including cultural studies, science and technology studies, postcolonial studies, and critical geography. She is co-editor of Playful Identities (2015), Mapping Time (2017 fc.) and The Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods (2018 fc.). and The Playful Citizen (2017 fc.). She is an ERC laureate and has been the PI of numerous research projects. She is a member of the Playful Mapping Collective. 

PhD supervision

  • Alex Gekker, Digital Maps and Play, 2012-2016.
  • Sam Hind, Political Mapping, 2012-2016.
  • Clancy Wilmott, Living the Map: Mobile Mapping practices in post-colonial Cities, 2012-2016.
  • Marianne van den Boomen, Medium, Metaphor, Myth: The Making of the Internet, 2005-2014.
  • Valentina Rao, Rhetorics of Pervasive Gaming, 2009-2012.
  • Teresa de la Hera Conde-Pompidu, Advergames, 2010-2014. 

Scholarships, grants and prizes

  • 2011-2016, ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant Laureate. Project title: “Charting the Digital: Digital Mapping Practices as New Media Cultures.”
  • 2016- 2017, ERC (European Research Council) Proof of Concept grant to develop prototype game for fieldwork learning. Project title: “Playgrounds”.
  • 2016-2017 Proof of concept grant to playtest prototype game for fieldwork learning, Project title: “Playgrounds"
  • 2016-2017 Proof of concept “Urban Planning for Playful Participation” (UPPP)
  • 2009-2011, Grant for Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) Mobile Learning, GATE (Game Research for Training and Entertainment). Co-applicant, PI: J. Raessens. (€ 94.000)
  • 2004-2009, VENI laureate NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). Project title: “Postcolonial playgrounds: A study of the cultural meanings of computer games that centre around the colonisation and mapping of landscapes.”

Professor New Media and Digital Culture

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Nieuwe Media & Digitale Cultuur

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B1.17




  • NWO Wetenschappelijk Adviescollege
  • University Manchester AHRC Award Advisory board
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