November Seminar: Lisa Gitelman

The next Media History seminar will take place at Queen Mary University of London, where Professor Lisa Gitelman is a Distinguished Visitor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for November 2014. Both of her events are open to the public:

Monday November 24:

‘Searching as/and Knowing’

5.30pm, QMUL Digital Humanities seminar (ArtsTwo SCR )


Thursday November 27:

‘The Envelope, Please: Seeds, Catalogs, and Knowledge’

5.15pm, Lock Keeper’s Cottage, Queen Mary University of London


Here’s a brief bio:

Lisa Gitelman is Professor of English and of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is a media historian whose research concerns book history, techniques of inscription, and the new media of yesterday and today. Her books include Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines (Stanford 1999), Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (MIT 2006), and, most recently, Paper Knowledge (Duke 2014). She has also published the edited collections New Media, 1740-1915 (MIT 2003) and “Raw Data” Is an Oxymoron (MIT 2013).

Please do join us or pass along this info to anyone who might be interested. Future dates for your calendar: