The Communication and Media Studies program in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication is set to host INTO THE AIR, an international symposium on communication and media theory, on January 16-17, 2020.

The occasion for the symposium is the 20th anniversary of the publication of John Durham Peters’s seminal book, Speaking into the Air. Twenty-five internationally-renowned scholars will use the book as a springboard to critically and collaboratively reflect on the last two decades of work across the unruly and “undisciplined” fields of communication and media theory. They will be joined by 125 conference delegates from six countries and twenty-five universities around the world.

Two days of panels and roundtables will explore several broad themes that are foundational to Speaking into the Air as it has been received across the humanities and social sciences: Body, Dialogue, Dissemination, History, Language, Politics, Religion, and Technology. The event will conclude with a public capstone lecture by John Durham Peters.

More information, including the full schedule and list of speakers can be found at:

This symposium is generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Carleton University’s Communication and Media Studies Program, Faculty of Public Affairs, and Office of the Vice-President (Research and International).

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