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This Week in Connections: The CMF Speaker Series

Submitted by krystle.monahan on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 2:51pm

Connections: The CMF Speaker Series is a monthly colloquium hosted by the Department of Communication, Media and Film, presenting new research and special interest topics in the Social Sciences and Humanities to the University of Calgary community.

The Connections series aims to identify, foster and explore points of convergence in faculty research. Each month, our panellists present overviews of their research, emphasizing commonalities that unite disparate approaches. The speaker series thus provides a collegial forum that promotes conversation across diverse research agendas. The Connections series also takes advantage of opportunities to host scholars from other academic institutions.

The next Speaker Series event, Motion, Depth and the Camera, will explore some of the uses of the camera in its social and aesthetic history, focusing on the photographic practices of the Nineteenth Century and their continuing implications.

MA Student, Mary Arnatt says, “November's panel is exciting because of its focus visual research and spirit photography.” MA Student, Alaxandra Carey, added, “Dr. Annie Rudd gave a great guest lecture in one of my classes and I am really looking forward to hearing more from her.”

“I enjoy attending the Speaker Series as it’s a relaxed forum that allows you explore and expand on cutting-edge research in both Communication and Film. The October talk, Media/Policy/Industry, was really engaging and provided innovative ways of studying the film industry in Canada.” says Mary.

“It’s a great networking opportunity to speak to research experts and like-minded students and peers. I found the talk on Digital Methods (September 2016) well articulated and it introduced me to new research methods and provided new ideas to explore.” says Alaxandra.

The events are free and followed by a reception.

 The Connections Series is co-organized by Dr. Samantha Thrift and Dr. Murray Leeder.