South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

March 2-4, 2017

Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement

Florida State University

Here is the program for March 2 and 3, 2017: Program SAMCS 2017

Welcome to the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement and the School of Communication at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

This region attracts much attention, both for its history and culture, but also for the significance of contemporary cultural, political, and economic developments.  Graduate and undergraduate students from a range of universities and colleges are presenting research papers, work in progress, and service projects dealing with South Asia at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2016.

The conference will begin with an “Engage Your World” public event on Thursday evening, March 2, 2017, “Understanding Bollywood and South Asian Film: Key Contributions.”  This will be held at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Florida State University.

The main student conference will run from 9:00 am 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3, also at the CGE, and include lunch and coffee breaks.   We plan to share materials from the presentations prior to and after the conference.  There is no registration cost, but we invite presenters and attendees to register online so we can plan for numbers.  Please register at:

Please feel free to share this information with others. Contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.

 

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SAMCS 2016

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

January 21-23, 2016

Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement

Florida State University

 Draft Program

Welcome to the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, January 21-23, 2016, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement and the School of Communication at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

This region attracts much attention, both for its history and culture, but also for the significance of contemporary cultural, political, and economic developments. Graduate and undergraduate students from a range of universities and colleges are presenting research papers, work in progress, and service projects dealing with South Asia at the South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference 2016.     Presentations include work on media studies, culture, religion, politics, social issues, and anthropology, to name a few.

The conference will begin with an “Engage Your World” public event on Thursday evening, January 21, 2016, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, Florida State University, featuring Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty.

The main student conference will run from 9:00 am 5:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016, also at the CGE, and include lunch and coffee breaks.

We are also planning an invited faculty research workshop on Saturday, January 23.

We plan to share materials from the presentations prior to and after the conference.  There is no registration cost, but we invite presenters and attendees to register online so we can plan for numbers.

The conference has sponsorship and faculty support from the following: The Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, FSU Center for Global Engagement, John H. Phipps Fund of the FSU Foundation, FSU South Asian Media and Cultural Studies research program,  The FSU Department of Religion, The FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, The FSU College of Education, FSU College of Communication and Information, FSU Institute for Intercultural Communication and Research.

The faculty organizing committee includes Kathleen Erndl, Dept. of Religion, FSU; Ayesha Kurshid, College of Education, FSU; John Mayo, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, FSU; Aleks Nesic, Center for Global Engagement, FSU, Azmat Rasul, College of Communication and Information, FSU, and; Stephen McDowell, College of Communication and Information, FSU.

Please feel free to contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.

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Here’s information about the student conference we held in January 2015.

SAMCS CP

South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference

January 22-23, 2015

Florida State University, Global and Multicultural Engagement Building

SAMCSC Press Release         Event Bio      Student papers Jan 23 2015

The South Asian Media & Cultural Studies Conference 2015 took place at Florida State University’s Global and Multicultural Engagement (GME) Building on January 22-23, 2015.

Graduate and undergraduate students from multiple universities and colleges at FSU presented on research and service projects,  including areas such as: media studies, culture, religion, education, politics, economics, social issues & anthropology.

The conference began with an “Engage Your World” event at 5:30 on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015, featuring noted Indian filmmaker Somnath Sen as our opening keynote speaker.  His talk was entitled, “It’s All Greek and Sanskrit: Reflections on Western and Indian Narratives in Filmmaking.”

The main conference ran from 8:30 am  to 5:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2015, also at the GME, with opening presentation by Dr. Evan Hoffman from Nova Southeastern University addressing peace building in Myanmar.   Our luncheon keynote was FAMU Diplomat in Residence Michael Thurston, who spoke on “The U.S. Pivot to Asia.”

Stories about the 2015 conference can be found at:

http://news.fsu.edu/news/education-society/2015/02/04/interdisciplinary-discussion-the-focus-of-south-asian-media-and-cultural-studies-conference/

First Annual SAMCS Conference a Success

http://nsunews.nova.edu/?p=67401

https://www.facebook.com/events/868465899841194/

The 2055 conference is an interdisciplinary project organized by several groups at Florida State University, including the Center for Global Engagement, the South Asian Media Studies research area in the School of Communication, the Department of Religion, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, and the College of Education.

The faculty organizing committee included Kathleen Erndl, Dept. of Religion, FSU; Ayesha Khurshid, College of Education, FSU; John Mayo, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, FSU; Aleks Nesic, Center for Global Engagement, FSU, and; Stephen McDowell, College of Communication and Information, FSU.

Please see above for for information about the January 2016 conference.  Please feel free to contact Steve McDowell at steve.mcdowell@cci.fsu.edu if you have any questions, or call at 850-644-2276.