Seminars 2007-2008

May 8, 2008

Open Libraries, Active Learning, and the Public Good: New Paths

The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) will hold the final University Seminar for New Media Teaching and Learning session in the 2007-2008 academic year.

March 20, 2008

Image-Driven Scholarship and the MIT Visualizing Cultures Project

MIT history professor John Dower and program director Scott Shunk will discuss lessons learned from five years of developing an innovative educational platform. Visualizing Cultures is a gateway to seeing history through images that once had wide circulation among peoples...

February 7, 2008

Sacred Landscapes: Spatial Data, Student Collaboration, and New Investigations of Religious Life

Courtney Bender, associate professor of religion at Columbia University, will examine a recent emphasis on space in religious studies including how religious groups live within and imagine social contexts. This emphasis focuses more attention on the lived social and national...

December 10, 2007

Technologies of Community, Conversation by Design: How should networked public spaces be designed?

In the United States, public space is splintering into shards. Poor urban planning and the demise of many institutions of civil society are two factors that are to blame. But newer technologies - like television - are usually also seen...

November 8, 2007

Activating the Archives of Activism: Deploying Human Rights Content in Teaching and Research

David Magier, Director of the Columbia University Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, will explore the opportunities and challenges in incorporating human rights documentation into teaching and research. Many of the challenges of working with archival collections of the...

October 4, 2007

Digital Video in a Genocidal Age: The Holocaust in 52,000 Acts

Professor Douglas Greenberg will describe the work of the USC Shoah Foundation and the technologies it has developed for searching the 52,000 testimonies of Holocaust survivors it has collected. In addition to describing the content of this digital library and...