Professor Charmaine Nelson of the Department of Art History and Communication Studies will be presenting “Some thoughts on the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery” at
Media@McGill is proud to host The Participatory Condition, an International Colloquium, which will be held in Montreal at the Museum of Contemporary Art on November 15 and 16, 2013. The Colloquium’s main objective is to assess the role of media in the development of a principle whose expansion has become so large as to become the condition of our contemporaneity. Registration is free, but we ask that individuals register to reserve a place for the Colloquium.
The Institute for the Study of International Development has announced the names and projects of the recipients of ISID’s International Development Faculty Research Awards, including Professor Lentz from the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.
The Department of Art History and Communications Studies is proud to announce two 2013 SSHRC Insight Development Grant winners:
Roberta (Becky) Lentz: "Rendering visible the infrastructure of media policy advocacy practice"
Jeffrey Moser: "Excavating China’s first archaeologist"
The full list and article in "Headway" can be viewed here.
They seem to be everywhere, landing headlines in the news, founding companies in Silicon Valley and hacker spaces around the world, and at times, facing years in jail. Despite this presence, they are everywhere misunderstood. Spaces of hacking, the first of three events seeking to demystify the hacker, will contextualize the acts of hacking in light of the spaces and places where it unfolds: the hacker space, the free software project, the biolab, the media, the law, and the server.
‘You Are What You Eat’: Historical Changes in Ideas about Food and Identity
Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science
Department of the History of Science
It is with very great sadness that the department announces the death of Professor Hajime Nakatani. Hajime served as assistant professor of East Asian art history from 2004 to 2010, jointly appointed in the departments of Art History and Communication Studies and East Asian Studies. He left McGill in 2010 to join the Department of Intercultural Studies at Rikkyo University in Tokyo.
Leonardo Against Nature
Leonardo da Vinci’s investigations of nature led him to reflect on the “counter-natural,” a category revived from antiquity that identified art with violence. This paper will examine Leonardo's redefinition of thecounter-natural, looking both at his sources and at the significance of his thinking for the understanding of painting ca. 1500.