[Humanist] 24.426 events at HATII

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Sat Oct 23 17:26:29 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 426.
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        Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 15:58:18 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Events

The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) of 
the University of Glasgow is very honoured to be hosting on 28-29 
October 2010 a visit by Professor Shunya Yoshimi of the University of 
Tokyo, who has been one of the leading figures in the development of 
both Cultural Studies and Information Studies in Japan. Professor 
Yoshimi is a former Dean of the remarkable Inter-Faculty Initiative in 
Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. There are two events 
planned in connection with Professor Yoshimi's visit to which I would 
like to invite you:

- On Thursday 28 October from 2pm to 4.45pm in Room 915, Adam Smith 
Building, 40 Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RT, there 
will be a workshop on the theme of 'Cultural Typhoons: Information and 
Identities in a Google-ized World'. The metaphor of a typhoon to 
describe the way in which modern communication technologies are 
reshaping identities is inspired by the series of conferences called 
'Cultural Typhoon' with which Professor Yoshimi has been connected. The 
workshop will be introduced by Profesor Yoshimi who will speak on the 
theme 'Can Computers Write Intellectual History'? This will be followed 
by short presentations by Sarah Oates (Social and Political Sciences), 
Karen Lury (Culture and Creative Arts), James Currall (HATII) and 
Michael Moss (HATII).

- On Friday 29 October at 5.15pm in the Main Lecture Theatre, Sir 
Alexander Stone Building (former Modern Languages Building), 16 
University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QL, Professor Yoshimi will give a 
public lecture on 'Mapping Urban Visualities in Postwar Japan: The 
Socio-Spatial Formation of Movie Theatres and Street Corner TV in Tokyo, 
1945-1965'.

These events are free and no prior registration, and you are warmly 
invited to attend either or both events. Further details (with 
information about some interesting relevant publications by Professor 
Yoshimi) at:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_177715_en.pdf

Andrew Prescott

-- 
Professor Andrew Prescott
Director of Research
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute
Sgoil nan Daonnachdan / School of Humanities
University of Glasgow
12 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel. 0141 330 3635
Mobile 0774 389 5209
   





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