Distinguished Lectures in Informatics and Media
Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media presents the Distinguished Lectures in Informatics and Media, which delivers lectures given by thought-leaders and scholars selected on the basis of their academic knowledge, creativity, originality and innovativeness. The lectures are "distinguished" because of their content, with external speakers showcasing their research and sharing with the Uppsala University community their knowledge in dialogue with the department’s disciplines.
The lecture series is open to a wide audience, although prior registration might be required.
2019-05-29: Sabina Mihelj, Professor of Media and Cultural Analysis at the School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK. Title: From Media Systems to Media Cultures: Understanding State Socialist Television
2018-11-06: Nadia Berthouze, Professor in Affective Computing and Interaction at University College London, UK. Title: The affective body in a technology-mediated world
2018-10-16: Kristina Höök, Professor in Interaction Design at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Title: Designing with the Body: Somaesthetic Interaction Design
2018-05-29: Michael Papa, Professor, Central Michigan University, Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts. Title: Waging Peace: Implications for Communication Theory and Praxis in Darfur
2018-05-14: Shirley Gregor, Professor of Information Systems, Australian National University, Australia. Title: A Theory of Communication Strategies for Intelligent Systems
2018-03-16: Nick Couldry, professor of media, communications and social theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Title: The Mediated Construction of Reality
2018-02-16: Maung K. Sein is a Professor of Information Systems at University of Agder, Norway. A Critical Realist Retelling of the Story of Affordances in Information Systems.
2018-01-23: Henry Jenkins, Professor, School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA. Title: Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination
2017-10-17: Jon Simons, PhD, Associate Head of School of Arts and Communication (Research and Knowledge Exchange), Leeds Trinity University, UK. Title: From Ear to Ear, From Camera to Screen: The Bereaved Families Forum and Peace Activism in Israel-Palestine
2017-10-16: John Leslie King, Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan, USA. Title: Trust but Verify: The Likely Impact of Blockchain Technologies
For enquiries about the series, please contact Deqa Farah-Asbury