SOAS University of London

Centre for Global Media and Communications

Events and Seminars

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2019

January

17/01/19
25/01/19

February

13/02/19
  • Post-structuralism - from theory to practice.
  • Professor Mark Hobart
  • To what extent are our
    ideas about human subjects, power/knowledge, representation,
    consumption, the masses of mass media and so on fantasies
    convenient to governments and corporations? What might a switch in
    emphasis from theory to practice involve? And why does the study of
    audiences pull the plug on most communications and media theory?

27/02/19
  • Metaphysics and Beyond
  • Professor Mark Hobart
  • What is the role of the mass media in the
    hermetic trap of Eurocentrism? How metaphysics as the critique of
    presuppositions may offer surprising possibilities. How can we study
    other people’s presuppositions? What is the potential importance of
    dialogue and the everyday? What are the implications for media and
    communication studies?

March

18/03/19

April

October

15/10/19
  • Shooting a Revolution Visual Media and Warfare in Syria
  • Dr Donatella Della Ratta (John Cabot University, Rome)
  • From ISIS propaganda videos to popular regime-backed TV series and digital activism, the Syrian conflict has been dramatically affected by the production of media, at the same time generating in its turn an impressive visual culture.

November

08/11/19
  • Culture.trace
  • Bringing together journalists, technologists and academics to explore the possibility of creating a different approach to AI.

12/11/19
  • Symposium on the critical role of Interdisciplinary thinking
  • Professor Cristina Dondi (Oxford), Dr Dan Plesch (SOAS), Dr Matti Pohjonen (SOAS), Feja Lesniewska (SOAS), Dr Awino Okech (SOAS), Dr Dr Annabel de Frece (SOAS), Dr Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), Virginia McLean (Learn2Think), Rhian Sellier (Learn2Think)