2009 Schedule

Friday, September 18

6:00 PM – Keynote Address, Eccles Auditorium, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building

Saturday, September 19, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tanner Humanities Center Conference Room

9:00 AM – New Media and the Environment

  • Toby Miller, UC Riverside, “After the Internet”
  • Kevin DeLuca, University of Utah, on media and the environment
  • Dylan Wolfe, Clemson University, on visual rhetoric and online environmental activism
  • Erich Schienke, Pennsylvania State University, “Environmental Information Systems and Ecological Governance in China”

10:30 AM – Break

10:45 AM – Region, Place, and Geography

  • Jennifer Light, Northwestern University, “Mapping Risk: Cartography as Computation in Social Science and Policy”
  • Craig Robertson, Northeastern University, on the passport as media
  • Fred Turner, Stanford University, “Information Everywhere: What Art Worlds Do for Computers”
  • Casey O’Donnell, University of Georgia, “Managing the Wild Wild East: Controlling the Frontiers of the Global Videogame Industry”

12:15 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – New Media and the Practice of Scholarship

  • Sharon Leon, George Mason University, “Historical Scholarship in the Commons Era”
  • William Turkel, University of Western Ontario, “Matter, the New Medium”
  • Dan O’Connor, Johns Hopkins University, “Postmodern Cowboys: Towards an Ethics of New Media Research”
  • Matt Basso, University of Utah, “A West Both Local and Transnational: The Problems and Possibilities of Public History and Digital Scholarship”

3:00 PM – Break

3:15 PM – Wrap-up Session

  • Led by Robert MacDougall, University of Western Ontario and 2009/10 Simmons Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Communication, University of Utah