Networking Global Communication in and Beyond the Age of Social Media

October 14th, 2018
Arts W-215

In his 2016 book Marconi, McGill Professor Emeritus Marc Raboy made the case for attending to the relationship between mediated communication and social transformations since the mid-nineteenth century, seeing the evolution of our communication system as a layered process of continuity and change. This conference responds to Raboy’s call for more historically informed analyses of global and networked communication. It foregrounds the interrelated roles of media governance, institutions, and movements for social change. Featuring contributions from Darin Barney (McGill University), Greg Taylor (University of Calgary), Arne Hintz (Cardiff University), Claudia Padovani (University of Padova), Jeremy Shtern (Ryerson University), and Erol Salamon (University of Minnesota) among others, this conference will present panels on four topics: “Thinking about Globally Networked Communication,” “Media Governance and Policy,” “Institutions of Public Media,” and “Social Movements and Media Messages: Québec and Beyond.” Papers presented at this conference will be published as The Handbook of Global Media Policy Research in the International Association for Media and Communication Research’s series with Palgrave.

«Networking Global Communication in and Beyond the Age of Social Media / «La communication mondiale en réseaux à l’ère des médias sociaux et au-delà» is being organized to commemorate the work and influence of recently retired AHCS Professor Marc Raboy by a group of former graduate students and colleagues he has mentored and worked with. In the tradition of academic Festschrift, the invited speakers will present relatively short (8-10 min), informal, programmatic and personal talks that focus on the key questions related to these themes. These reflections will be tied to their own work, reflect on Marc’s contributions, and include personal and collegial wishes on the occasion of his retirement as well. An impressive group of international speakers has been assembled (please see the attached schedule).

Any members of the McGill community who wish to attend are more than welcome, registration is free (and lunch is provided) but space is limited, so please reserve a place at the Eventbrite link below.

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