Symposium

“What’s New about New Media? The Technology of Protest Past and Present”

Department of History
Carleton University, Ottawa Canada
April 23, 24, 2015

River Building 2228

Program of Events

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4:00 PM

“Tweet to the Air, Feet to the Square: The Intertwining of Protest and Technology Across Space and Time”

Keynote Address

Dr. Merlyna Lim

Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Global Network Society
Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Carleton University

7:00 PM

Dinner for Symposium Attendees
Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON

Friday, April 24, 2015

9:00 AM – FIRST PANEL
Where is the “New”? Digital Protest in the Market, on the Fringes, and Online

“Digital and social media as tools for marginalized communities: Mainstream media coverage and alternative narratives of the Idle No More Movement and 2012 hunger strike”
Kathy Dobson
PhD Student, School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University

“‘Let’s start a YouTube Revolution’: Fighting Against YouTube on YouTube”Natalia Grincheva
PhD Candidate, Department of Humanities
Concordia University

“The Awkward Digital Intimacy: State, the Market, and the Commons as Protesters”
Seto Hardjana
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
University of Frankfurt

10:30 – BREAK

10:45 – SECOND PANEL
Re-Evaluating Censorship & “New” Media

“Footprints in the Archive: Self-Censorship, Paranoia, and Distrust on the Grid”
Steven Thompson
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Dartmouth College

“‘Internet Activism’? From Zapatismo to Tahrir”
Justin Paulson
Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Carleton University

12:15 PM – Lunch
Mike’s Place, University Centre, Carleton University

1:15 PM – Artist’s Talk:
Marc Adornato and #MYPROTEST

2:15 PM – THIRD PANEL
Performing Activism & Active Participation

“Capturing Protest: Civilian Social Media Participation in the Investigation of the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riot”
Eathan Lindsay
PhD Student, Department of Criminology
Ottawa University

“Keep Calm and Protest On: The Memetic Nature of Anti-Nuclear Protests in Cold War Britain”
Joseph Buscemi
PhD Candidate, Department of History
University of Waterloo

3:45 PM – BREAK

4:00 PM – FOURTH PANEL
Feminist Activism, Technologies of Protest, and Narratives of Gender

“Hollaback! & Online Anti-Street Harassment Organizing”
Victoria O’Meara
PhD Student, Media Studies
Western University

“Technologies of Popfeminist Activism”
Carrie Smith-Prei
Associate Professor of German, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
University of Alberta

5:30 PM – CLOSING REMARKS

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