Archive for the ‘conferences in town’ Category

reputation economies, symposium at yale, december 8

November 13, 2007

far, far away, in new haven, the yale law school’s information society project will be hosting a symposium on reputation economies–it is all day, december 8. there is a whole lot of fascinating presentations in the offering, and many interesting speakers–check it out here.

media sociology forum at nyu

November 1, 2007

nyu is hosting a media sociology forum friday november 2, 11:00am-06:30pm (including the reception, which will be nothing short of lavish, i trust). the location is 295 lafayette st, 4th floor, room 4156 (in the nyu sociology department).

organized by graduate students, including several ccc participants, it will feature two panels of graduate student presentations, and a round table discussion about research methods with john b. thompson, herbert gans, and rodney benson–quite a stellar line-up. am looking forward to it.

media sociology forum

August 12, 2007

When: November 2, 2007, 09:00am-04:00pm
Where: 295 Lafayette (Puck Building/@Houston), 4th Floor conference room (4156A)
Keynote: John Thompson

Mass media have had a substantial impact on social life since their inception. By contributing to a shift in our relationship to time, space, others, and ourselves, media technologies and networks have played, and continue to play, important roles in the very conception of modernity and contemporary lived experience. Media sociology scholarship seeks to study media in their historical, economic, political, and social contexts. The production of media content, the effects of form on content and reception, audience studies, and organizational theory are just some of the areas that media sociologists explore.

Epistemological questions include: How does sociology, as a discipline, contribute to the study of media; to the way we conceptualize media; and to how we understand media? What is distinctive about the sociological approach in media studies? How does it differ from approaches that emphasize culture, history, economics, technology, and law, to name but a few?  Is there a “separate” sociology of media?  Can it stand alone?

The NYU/Columbia Media Sociology Forum is intended to continue to push the frontiers of this research.

[Schedule of panels to follow shortly]

contact sarah anne stonbely at for details.

‘conversations and communications’ conference

August 6, 2007

on october 5, 2007, 9am-5pm, the doctoral program in communications at columbia university gathers presenters, colleagues, students and admirers for a conference in memory of james w. carey.

panels include: history, media & technology; democracy and civic life; journalism education; james carey as a teacher.

rsvp required, please contact evelyn corchado at practical info here.