Past Event

Insuetude: Conversations in Technological Discard and Archaeological Recuperation

April 28, 2016 - April 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 11:05 AM
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Heyman Center for the Humanities Second Floor Common Room, 74 Morningside Drive, New York

This conference brings together theorists of media technologies with researchers trained in the traditional methods of archaeology. It is the goal of this conference to explore what the discipline of archaeology – the field that studies how objects mediate our relationship to the past – might offer a media archaeology.  Equally, the conference seeks to stimulate new ways of thinking about the archaeological past and novel methods for doing so through the engagement of archaeologists with media theorists.

Speakers include:

  • Zoe Crossland, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
  • Wolfgang Ernst, Professor of Media Theories, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Severin Fowles, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College
  • Garnet Hertz, Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts and Associate Professor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Steven J. Jackson, Associate Professor of Information Science, Cornell University
  • Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor of English, University of Maryland
  • Bethany Nowviskie, Director of the Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Uzma Rizvi, Associate Professor of Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute
  • Michael Shanks, Professor of Classics, Stanford University

Free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. First come, first seated.

More details and conference schedule are available on the Society of Fellows website. The event will be held at the The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room.

Co-Soponsors:  Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Center for Archaeology, The Department of English and Comparative Literature