Events

Upcoming Events for the Department
 

  • Reimagining MLK and the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Obama and Ferguson

    1/29/15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    216 Tremont
    Bordy Theater

    The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies hosts this Honors lecture continuing the conversation and activism from last term about #BlackLivesMatter by putting the events in Ferguson and Staten Island (to name two) in intellectual context. Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University, will discuss how the Civil Rights/Black Power Movement's legacies of promoting racial and economic justice speak to the Age of Ferguson, Obama, and #BlackLivesMatter.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with Honors Program

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  • Book Celebration for Paul Mihailidis, Assistant Professor, Marketing Communication

    2/04/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

    Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

    At the heart of this book are the opportunities that social media platforms and mobile technologies provide for communication, connectivity, and community. Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents, and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions of purpose, responsibility, and power.

    By presenting information that places media literacy at the center of what it means to be an empowered citizen today, educators and policy makers will be able to see why media literacy must be integrated into formal and informal education systems before it's too late.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Jay Bernstein (New School for Social Research)

    2/10/15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Democratic Bodies: The Abolition of Torture and the Uprising of the Rule of Law"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Book Celebration for Miranda Banks, Assistant Professor, Visual & Media Arts

    2/26/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

    The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild

    The Writers is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film, television, and streaming media industries in America. Featuring in-depth interviews with over fifty writers – including Norman Lear and Frank Pierson – The Writers delivers a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the role and rights of writers in Hollywood and New York over the past century. Granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Writers Guild Foundation, Banks also mines over 100 never-before-published oral histories with legends such as Nora Ephron and Ring Lardner Jr., whose insight and humor provide a window onto the enduring priorities, policies, and practices of the Writers Guild.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • "The FCC Vote on Net Neutrality: What Happened, and What's Next?"

    3/03/15
    4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    In late December, the FCC told sources it would vote on a new set of network neutrality principles on February 26. The debate over these principles – which impacts the kind of work Emerson graduates undertake in particular – will determine the shape of our media landscape for generations to come. We'll take stock of what the FCC decides and examine the decision in the context of other crucial policy debates in the US and abroad.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Screening of Errol Morris's Film 'Standard Operating Procedure'

    3/24/15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    A blockbuster of a documentary, Errol Morris's Standard Operating Procedure is an inquiry into the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

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    Pablo Muchnik

  • "Unanticipated: New Strategies for Dealing with the Future"

    3/26/15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    Honors Lecture with David Weinberger, Senior Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

    Every now and then our idea of how the future works changes. Our old idea of progress is coming undone as we see the virtues of open platforms, remixing culture and forking code. Big Data and step-by-step algorithms are giving us a very different idea of what makes the world predictable. In these ways and more, we are now beginning to view the future very differently -- less like a path through possibilities and more like a network. We'll explore some of these changes, looking at their origins and what they might mean for our basic way of dealing with the future.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with the Honors Program

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  • Book Celebration for David Kishik, Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    4/07/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

     

    The Manhattan Project: A Theory of a City

    Walter Benjamin did not commit suicide in 1940. Escaping the Nazis, he managed to sail to New York, where he lived a long and solitary life until his death in 1987. During his anonymous, posthumous existence, while he was haunting and haunted by his new city, Benjamin composed a sequel to his Arcades Project. Just as his incomplete masterpiece revolved around Paris, capital of the nineteenth century, this spectral text was dedicated to New York, capital of the twentieth. This, at least, is the premise of The Manhattan Project. A sui generis work of experimental scholarship or fictional philosophy, it is a study of a manuscript that was never written.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University)

    4/14/15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Life of Death Row: A Critical Phenomenology of State Execution"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

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