What is Communication? (2021) Speaker Series

What is Communication? (2021) Speaker Series
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 3:00am to Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 3:00am


APRIL 19 & 22 and MAY 6, 13 & 20, 2021
University of Oregon • Remote

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What is Communication? (2021) will investigate instantiations and permutations of communication via models of exchange, modes of inquiry, and meanings of community. While communication has been conceptualized as models of transportation, transmission, and ritual, communication is also characterized by modes of sharing, imparting, connecting, and participating. These characteristics can contribute to democracy, as well as facilitating the commons and community/fellowship.

This year marks the eleventh annual What is…? and the sixth collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences and arts. It builds on the previous two years’ gatherings. The series continues to enact a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research, cultivating communication as the heart of nature and society.

• Elihu Katz, Sociology and Anthropology, and Yonatan Fialkoff, Smart Family Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
H. Leslie Steeves, African Studies/Media Studies, University of Oregon, and Janet D. Kwami, Communication/Film/Center for Sustainability, Furman University
Oscar H. Gandy, Jr., Information & Society/Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Kathryn C. Montgomery, Communication, American University, and Jeff Chester, Center for Digital Democracy, Washington, D.C.
Suzanne Simard, Forest & Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada*
* in cooperation with UO Women in Graduate Science

April 19: KatzApril 22: Steeves • May 6: GandyMay 13: MontgomeryMay 20: Simard

Series Organizers: Janet Wasko and Jeremy Swartz (University of Oregon)

University of Oregon • Eugene, Oregon • 97403-1275 • USA


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