Posted on August 16, 2016 by

JOHN LILLY, DOLPHIN VOICES, AND THE TAPE MEDIUM

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Upcoming JOHN DURHAM PETERS event with the Media History Research Centre.

John Lilly, who made dolphins famous as cosmic minds in the water, was obsessed with their bioacoustic practices. Sound technologies, especially tape, were the conditio sine qua non of Lilly’s cetacean research. He used tape to decrypt dolphin communications. The taped infrastructure of his quest for alternate worlds makes Lilly’s work of vital interest for media history, our understanding of sound, the tape medium, and in the stakes of the quest for otherness.

September 22 | 5:30 PM
Henry F. Hall Building H-763
Sir George William Campus
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve W.

For more information, email fenwick.mckelvey@concordia.ca
Follow @MHRCCONCORDIA and #MHRCTALKS.

Posted on August 16, 2016 by

Upcoming September 30 Event: Benjamin Peters Talk

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The Media History Research Centre presents

THE UNEASY HISTORY OF THE SOVIET INTERNET: BEYOND THE BOOK

 SPEAKER Benjamin Peters, Assistant Professor of Communication, from University of Tulsa

RESPONDENTS Fenwick McKelvey, Communication Studies, and Elena Razlogova, History, from Concordia University

WHEN Friday September 30 | 2 to 4 PM

WHERE CJ 1.114 | Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke W., Concordia University

@MHRCCONCORDIA | #MHRCTALKS

For further information, contact jeremy.stolow@concordia.ca

Posted on April 28, 2016 by

Coms50th Wrap Up Celebration Open House

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The Media History Research Centre will be on hand for the COMS50th anniversary wrap up. The weekend celebration is the concluding event of a year-long program that marked the Department of Communication Studies’ 50 years at Concordia University. We’ll be at the Open House!

Saturday, April 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Department of Communication Studies Open House
Drop by for an open house in the Department of Communication Studies’ CJ Building.
Location: CJ Building, 7141 Sherbrooke W.
Cost: Free and open to the public

For details on the other wrap up weekend’s events, including a panel discussion and cocktail reception, visit: http://coms50th.concordia.ca/coms50-events/wrap-up-celebration/.

Posted on November 12, 2015 by

RESCHEDULED The Special Effects Business Is An Oxymoron: An Historical Perspective

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Who makes the visual effects for contemporary blockbusters?

Employing analyses of industry discourse and global media structures, this talk reveals the historical traces of the smooth corporate rhetoric of “convergence,” “cooperation” and “synergy” that has led to a destabilization in the aesthetic, technology, and labor of these big-budget films.

Friday, November 20 | 1 PM
CJ 1.114  | Communication & Journalism Building
Loyola Campus, Concordia University,  7141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Julie Turnock is Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois. She is the author of Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Art and Technology in 1970s US Filmmaking (Columbia UP) and has published research on the history of special effects and on digital cinema.

Can’t make it? Follow us at @MHRCCONCORDIA and follow the #MHRCTALKS hashtag as we live tweet the event.

Posted on November 3, 2015 by

MHRC asks, what is a Media Lab?

A conversation with Jussi Parikka, Lori Emerson, and Darren Wershler

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Where did media labs come from and why do they occupy such an important role in contemporary discourse? What are practices and places in which media theory is produced? In the context of the humanities, why “lab,” and what sorts of claims follow from the use of this term? What are the “other places” of pedagogy in the era of networked digital media? How are media labs part of the specific institutional situation of the corporate university?
Join Jussi Parikka, Lori Emerson and Darren Wershler for a conversation on these questions, in the context of their new research project, THE LAB BOOK: SITUATED PRACTICES IN MEDIA STUDIES.

WHAT IS A MEDIA LAB? A CONVERSATION
Thursday, November 5 | 4:15-6 PM
CJ 1.114 | Communication and Journalism Building
Loyola Campus, Concordia University,
7141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Can’t make it? Follow us at @mhrcconcordia as we live tweet the event.

Posted on October 19, 2015 by

REIMAGINING CINEMA: FILM AT EXPO 67

Media History Research Centre presents Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67 

A roundtable discussion in response to the publication of “Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67,” edited by Monika Kin Gagnon and Janine Marchessault.

Scott MacKenzie from Queen’s University and Inderbir Singh Riar from Carleton University will join Concordia University’s Monika Kin Gagnon, Haidee Wasson, as well as moderator, Jeremy Stolow.

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Join us!
Wednesday, October 28
4:30 to 6:00 PM
RF 110,
Jesuit Conference Centre,
Loyola Campus,
Concordia University,
7141 rue Sherbrooke O.

Can’t make it? Follow us at @mhrcconcordia as we live tweet the event.

Posted on October 2, 2015 by

DIGITAL HUMANITIES: FROM SPECULATIVE TO SKEPTICAL

MEDIA HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE PRESENTS THE PROJECT ARCLIGHT TALK, DIGITAL HUMANITIES: FROM SPECULATIVE TO SKEPTICAL.

On Friday, October 9, Concordia University will welcome Johanna Drucker to lead a “skeptical” talk on the foundation, development and future of the Digital Humanities field.

After two decades of growing investment in tools, platforms, projects, pedagogy, and promotional campaigns, the challenge to Digital Humanities as a field is whether or not any of this activity has had an intellectual impact on any specific field or discipline.

Johanna Drucker will take us through the methodological foundations of Digital Humanities, its development, and accomplishments, but will also pose a series of questions about what the future should or might look like, and whether there is an intellectual future for this field.

Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She was the co-founder of the Speculative Computing Lab, with Jerome McGann, at the University of Virginia, and has published widely on topics related to digitalscholarship, pedagogy, and criticism, including SpecLab (Chicago, 2008) the jointly authored Digital_Humanities, with Anne Burdick. Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, (MIT, 2013). Her introductory coursebook, DH_101 Introduction to Digital Humanities, is freely available online.

Event Details:

Friday, October 9 | 3:30 PM
CJ 1.114 Communication and Journalism Building
Loyola Campus, Concordia University
7141 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal

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Posted on May 30, 2015 by

All the Poets in Town: A Montreal Poetry Recording Party

SpokenWeb, alongside the Media History Research Centre, AMPLab, the Department of English, and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, is pleased to invite you to the final event of the SpokenWeb project, “All the Poets in Town: A Montreal Poetry Recording Party.”

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 – 8 PM
De Sève Cinema, Concordia University
McConnell Library Building
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

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Posted on May 30, 2015 by

Performing the Literary Archive on Air: A Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel

SpokenWeb, alongside the Media History Research Centre, AMPLab, the Department of English, and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, is pleased to present “Performing the Literary Archive on Air: A Conversation with Eleanor Wachtel” with Jason Camlot and Katherine McLeod.

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 – 3:30-5:30 PM
De Sève Cinema, Concordia University
McConnell Library Building
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West

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