Interview with researcher-in-residence Melvin Wevers at


Researcher-in-residence Melvin Wevers will defend his PhD on Friday 15 September 2017 at Utrecht University. His research was funded by the Dutch organisation NWO, who have interviewed him about his.

Americans: a love-hate story. A century of fascination and aversion in digitised newsprint

Cultural scientist Melvin Wevers (34) has had a life-long obsession with the United States. Hollywood movies? He can’t get enough of them. The more Indiana Jones, Rocky and Star Wars, the better. His passion includes an unconditional love for American music. ‘Well allright then, electronic music from Britain isn’t all that bad. But I always annoy people by saying: I hate the Beatles, their music does nothing for me...’.

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