2017 Conference Schedule

LIVE Roundtable: Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era (Maynooth University, Ireland)

Speakers:
– Dr. Gavan Titley, senior lecturer and head of department of media studies at Maynooth University
– Dr. Jane Suiter, Director of the institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City University
– Ms. Andrea Martin, partner at MediaLawyer solicitors
– Mr. Peter McGuire, news and features journalist for the Irish Times and Huffington Post
– Prof. Chris Brunsdon, Professor of Geocomputation, and Director of the National Center for Geocomputation at Maynooth University

Chairs:
– Mr. Neale Rooney, researcher based with the Letters of 1916 project
– Mr. John Chambers
– Dr. Susan Schreibman, Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa

Around the World 2017 – Closing Remarks

Closing remarks from the Geoffrey Rockwell, Kule Institute (Kias) Director and Organizer of Around the World 2017: Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era.

Dig​ital Publics: Transformation and Translation (Fordham University)

Dig​ital Publics: Transformation and Translation (Fordham University, New York, USA)

Speakers:

  • Shira Atkinson, Scholarly Communications and Distance Learning Librarian, Fordham University
  • Kindra Becker-Redd, Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, Fordham University

*Subject to Revision*

TimeSpeaker List
7:35 MDTRound table - Digital Media in a post-truth era (Ireland)
- Dr. Gavan Titley, senior lecturer and head of department of media studies at Maynooth University
- Dr. Jane Suiter, Director of the institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City University
- Ms. Andrea Martin, partner at MediaLawyer solicitors
- Mr. Peter McGuire, news and features journalist for the Irish Times and Huffington Post
- Prof. Chris Brunsdon, Professor of Geocomputation, and Director of the National Center for Geocomputation at Maynooth University
Chairs:
- Mr. Neale Rooney, researcher based with the Letters of 1916 project
- Mr. John Chambers
- Dr. Susan Schreibman, Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa
(LOCAL TIME MAYNOOTH: 14:35)
9:00 MDTPost-vérité et autorité: une table-ronde organisée par le Centre de recherche Interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques et la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les écritures numériques (Quebec, Canada)
- Dr. Marcello Vitali-Rosati, Université de Montréal
- Dr. Servanne Monjour, Université de Montréal
- Enrico Agostini, Université de Montréal
Chair: Dr. Michael Sinatra, Université de Montréal
(LOCAL TIME MONTREAL: 11:00)
10:00 MDTTruth or dare? Journalism in the age of fake news (Israel)
- Dr. Oren Meyers, Communication, University of Haifa
- Dr. Roei Davidson, Communication, University of Haifa
- Dr. Noa Lavie, Political Communication, Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yafo
(LOCAL TIME HAIFA: 19:00)
11:00 MDTDigital Identities: Our Post-Truth Past and Futures (Alberta, Canada)
- Dr. Sourayan Mookerjea, Director of the Intermedia Research Studio, Professor Sociology
- Dr. Carrie Smith-Prei, Associate Professor of German Studies
- Dr. William Anselmi, Professor, Modern Literature and Culture Studies
- Dr. Steve Patten, Professor, Political Science
- Dr. Donia Mounsef, Associate Professor of Drama and Etudes théâtrales
Chair: Dr. Julie Rak, Professor, English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
(LOCAL TIME EDMONTON: 11:00)
11:45 MDTPost-Truth Information, or Identifying and Countering Fake Information (Malta)
Dr. Marc Kosciejew, Lecturer of Library, Information, and Archive Sciences
University of Malta
(LOCAL TIME MALTA: 19:45)
12:15 MDTInformation Literacy (Alberta, Canada)
- Tami Oliphant, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Faculty of Education
- Jennifer Chesney, Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy
- Gerald Beasley, Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian
Chair: Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, Director, The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
University of Alberta
(LOCAL TIME EDMONTON: 12:15)
13:00 MDTDig​ital Publics: Transformation and Translation (New York, USA)
- Shira Atkinson, Scholarly Communications and Distance Learning Librarian
- Kindra Becker-Redd, Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
Fordham University
(LOCAL TIME NEW YORK: 15:00)
13:30 MDTHow Machine Learning Could Open Media for Contextualization with Reliable Fact Checking and Related Data (California, USA)
Roger Macdonald, Director, Television Archives
The Internet Archive
Chair: Geoff Harder, Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta
(LOCAL TIME SAN FRANCISCO: 12:30)
14:00 MDTAlternative Facts and Digital Religion (Texas, USA)
- Dr. Heidi Campbell, Associate Professor of Communication
Facticity and the Law in the Digital Environment (Texas, USA)
- Dr. Sandra Braman, Professor, Telecommunications & Media Studies
Inadvertent Fake News: Digital Results (Texas, USA)
- Dr. Laura Mandell, Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Texas A & M University
(LOCAL TIME TEXAS: 15:00)
15:00 MDTWhat's New About Fake News? (California, USA)
Dr. Peter Krapp, Professor, Film & Media Studies
UC Irvine
(LOCAL TIME IRVINE: 14:00)
15:30 MDTThe Media and the University in a “Post-Truth" Era (New South Wales, Australia)
- Hart Cohen, Professor in Media Arts
- Dr. Jason Ensor, Research & Technical Development Manager, Digital Humanities
- Dr. Rachel Hendery, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Western Sydney University
(LOCAL TIME SYDNEY: 7:30)

Graduate Student Presentations:

(Screened throughout the conference)

Legitimation Through Circulation: Petroturfing and/as Fake News
Jordan Kinder, PhD Candidate, the University of Alberta

Learning to be Human in the “Post-Truth-Ish” Worlds of Video Games
Sonja Sapach, PhD Candidate, the University of Alberta

Analyzing Gamergate through Large-Scale Twitter Data
Robert Budac and Zachary Selman Palmer, MA Students, the University of Alberta

Media Portrayals of the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project
Nailisa Tanner, MA student, the University of Alberta

Praxis and Media in Walter Benjamin: When Anyone Can Produce Truth
Luciana Molina Queiroz, PhD Candidate, State University of Campinas

Predictable Trump
Fouad Oveisy, PhD Student, UC Irvine