23 Nov 20112:00pm - 6:00pmPalmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John's College

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Humanitas Visiting Professor in Media 2011

The Humanitas Chair in Media has been made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation

Professor Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells (University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles) will give a series of public lectures and symposium on Power in the Network Society.

Confirmed speakers

Professor Ash Amin (Geography, University of Cambridge)

 

Professor Nick Couldry (Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London)

 

Professor Natalie Fenton (Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London) 

Professor Scott Lash (Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London)
 
Dr Damian Tambini (Media and Communications, LSE, London)

Further events in the series are:

The lectures are free and open to all, no registration required.

 

About Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Prior to his appointment at USC he was Professor of Sociology and Professor of City Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, for 24 years.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He has received 14 honorary doctorates from universities around the world. He has published 25 books including his trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture (Blackwell, 1996-2003) translated into 21 languages.
 

About the Professorships

Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors, and co-ordinated in Cambridge by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). Humanitas Visiting Professors are held by distinguished academics and leading practitioners who have contributed to interdisciplinary research and innovation in a broad range of contemporary disciplines in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Covering areas of urgent or enduring interest in today's society as well as the performing arts, Humanitas Visiting Professors will present their pioneering work through a series of lectures or performances open to University audiences and the wider public.

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