FIMS Public Events

Public Lectures and Events in Winter 2024

Additional events will be added as they are announced.

Tuesday,
April 9
Libraries Do Good Work

Headshot of Emily Drabinski in a patterned shirt with dark-rimmed glasses on

Presented by Emily Drabinski, president of the American Library Association (ALA). 

This event is scheduled as part of Generating Community - An Interdisciplinary FIMS Grad Conference.

7:00 p.m.
Museum London
421 Ridout St. North

This is a public event.
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Featuring research in media studies, communication, health information, library science and information science.

ALA president Emily Drabinski will present the keynote lecture. 

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Various Locations

This is a public event.
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Group photo of Meghan Voll, Mark Ambrogio and Amalie Hutchinson with their thumbs up

Presented by Meghan Voll, Media Studies PhD candidate, Mark Ambrogio, LIS PhD candidate, and Amalie Hutchinson, Biology, all of Western University.

This event is part of the FIMS Mediations Lecture Series 2023/24.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend online: Zoom link

This is a public event.
More information.

Headshot of Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku

Presented by Professor Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku, Post-Doctoral Associate, Western University.

This event is part of the FIMS Mediations Lecture Series 2023/24.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend online: Zoom link

This is a public event.
More information.

Mediations Logo

Presented by Sina Torabi, Media Studies PhD candidate, Western University.

This event is part of the FIMS Mediations Lecture Series 2023/24.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend online: Zoom link

This is a public event.
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Mediations Logo

Presented by Earlel Thiyagaratnam, Master of Health Information Science student, Western University.

This event is part of the FIMS Mediations Lecture Series 2023/24.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend online: Zoom link

This is a public event.
More information.

Headshot of Hugh Samson on a black background

Presented by Erin Isings, Lecturer, and Hugh Samson, LIS PhD candidate, both of Western University.

This event is part of the FIMS Mediations Lecture Series 2023/24.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend online: Zoom link

This is a public event.
More information.



Previous Fall 2023 Events

Tuesday,
January 16
AI, Data and the City

Headshot of Katharine Willis

Presented by Professor Katharine S. Willis, School of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Plymouth. 

This event is co-hosted by the Western Academy for Advanced Research and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

10:30 a.m.
IGAB 3N72

This is a public event.
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Photo of Amanda Grzyb speaking at an event

Presented by Professor Amanda Grzyb, Adriana Alas Lopez, Yarubi Diaz Colmenares, Maria Laura Flores Barba, and Zack MacDonald, all of Surviving Memory in Post War El Salvador

This event is part of the FIMS Seminar Series 2023/24.

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4130
Attend online: Register on Zoom

This is a public event.
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Headshot of Melissa Adler

Presented by Assistant Professor Melissa Adler, Alec Mullender, Jack Kausch (LIS PhD students), Gigi Wong, Mackenzie Jessop (Media Studies PhD students), and Greg Nightingale (PhD'20, LIS). 

This event is part of the FIMS Seminar Series 2023/24.

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4130
Attend online: Register on Zoom

This is a public event.
More information.

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Presented by Teresa Cruz, Museum of Word and Image, El Salvador (MUPI) and a member of the Surviving Memory in Postwar El Salvador research team. 

This event is part of the Surviving Memory in Postwar El Salvador research initiative.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
FNB 4130

This is a public event.
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Black and white headshot of Nasser Hussain

Presented by Nasser Hussain, lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University, and author of SKY WRI TEI NGS

This event is hosted by the Creative Arts and Production program.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
FNB Creative Commons (2nd floor)

This is a public event.
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Headshot of Warren Steele

Presented by Professor Warren Steele, and Zak Bronson, PhD in Media Studies candidate, from Western University. 

This event is part of the FIMS Seminar Series 2023/24.

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4130
Attend online: Register on Zoom

This is a public event.
More information.

Photo of John Kausch

Presented by John Kausch, LIS PhD candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University. 

This event is part of the 2023/24 Mediations lecture series.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend virtually: Zoom link

This is a public event.
More information.

Photo of Pinar Barlas

Presented by Pinar Barlas, LIS PhD candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University. 

This event is part of the 2023/24 Mediations lecture series.

4:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend virtually: Zoom link

This is a public event.
More information.

Image of a house from The Nest

Presented by Julietta Singh, decolonial scholar and author, and Chase Joynt, filmmaker, writer, director. 

This event is hosted by the FIMS Asper Fellowship.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
FNB Creative Commons

This is a public event.
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Headshot of Danielle Taschereau Mamers

Presented by Danielle Taschereau Mamers, Managing Director of the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Toronto. 

Author of Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing: Documentation, Administration, and the Interventions of Indigenous Art (2023).

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4130
Attend online: Zoom Link

This is a public event.
More information.

Wednesday,
March 13
Reporting in a house of mirrors

Headshot of Justin Ling

Presented by Justin Ling, Montreal-based investigative journalist and author. 

This event is hosted by the FIMS Rogers Chair.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4130
Attend virtually: Zoom Link

This is a public event.
More information.

Thursday,
March 21
Film Screening: Hey Viktor!

Promotional poster for Hey Viktor

Writer/director Cody Lightning will join CAP students and faculty for this free screening of his mockumentary about filming a sequel to Smoke Signals. Q&A to follow.

This event is hosted by the Creative Arts and Production program.

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
McKellar Room, UCC

This is a public event.
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Headshot of Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku

Presented by Professor Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku, Post-Doctoral Associate, Western University.

This event is part of the FIMS Seminar Series 2023/24.

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Attend in person: FNB 4130
Attend online: Register on Zoom

This is a public event.
More information.

Headshot of Omer Bartov

Presented by Omer Bartov, genocide historian, Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Brown University.

Moderated by Carol Off, award-winning journalist, author and former host of CBC Radio's As It Happens.

4:00 p.m. 
Attend in person: University College, Conron Hall
Attend online: Check event page for details

This is a public event.
More information.