Becoming Media, Conference 2: Practices

Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm, William Andrews Clark Library - Facility

Core Program 2017–18

See below for additional information.

Admission

Advance registration required.

Free for all students (with ID), Friends of the Clark Library, Center & Clark Affiliated Faculty, and UC faculty and staff may attend for free but must register.

Members of the general public are charged $20.

Contact

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
(310) 206-8552
c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/practices/

Additional Information

Organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles

Despite the absence of a clearly articulated concept of medium, new ways of transmitting thought proliferated in the early modern period, as did reflection on the meaning of these new forms.

This series of conferences investigates the objects, practices, and modes of attention associated with these new modes of communication and expression in the early modern and modern periods.

The second conference focuses on practices from collage to “commonplacing” associated with particular media. It is especially concerned with exploring the relationship between current practices in the digital humanities and older models of data collection and analysis.

The participants’ presentations will illuminate the bi-directional flow between old and new media: the way that delving into early modern media practices from theatrical illusion to dictionary-making can reframe the way we understand our own relationship to our current media landscape, as well as vice versa.

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