This is a seminar that is highly relevant to ComDev students and those working in the field of Communication for Development and we strongly recommend that you attend in Roskilde or follow the live webcast online if you can.
The seminar is on Wednesday May 8th, at Roskilde University in Denmark
Speakers for this 7th What Time is Global History seminar include Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Oscar Hemer.
Jan Nederveen Pieterse’s book Development Theory (2nd edition 2010) is a key text for the Communication for Development masters programme and this is an excellent opportunity to hear him speak.
Jan Nedverveen Pieterse’s lecture has the title ‘Histories of Globalization’ and he speaks at 13:15 – 13:45 CET (11:15 – 11:45 GMT).
Prof. Oscar Hemer, Communication for Development programme coordinator and co-director of the Örecomm Research group will speak on ‘Global Histories Through the Lens of Fiction’. Oscar speaks at14:15 – 14:45 CET (12:15 – 12:45 GMT).
The whole of this seminar will be broadcast in LIVE LECTURE for ComDev students or you can follow here on the ComDev Blog and orecomm.net
The seminar starts and 13:00 CET (11:00 GMT) and finishes 17:00 CET (15:00 GMT). For a full programme and concept note see here
The seminar takes place at Roskilde University, Denmark. Auditorium 45. See map
If you would like to attend in person please register here.
The first ComDev seminar of the 2013 Spring term takes place on Friday February 8th and Saturday 9th.
Principally for students studying the Communication, Culture and Media Analysis course this seminar will introduce the Communication and Development Cooperation module and assignments.
This first spring seminar also has lectures from Tina Askanius, Lund University, who will be presenting her work on ‘YouTube, video activism and social movement media practices’ Friday 8th.
In cooperation with the Örecomm Research Group we are also very happy to have Eric van den Broek and Katarina Rejger presenting their ‘Video Letters Project’ on Saturday 9th. Video Letters was designed to further reconciliation among people from the former Yugoslavia who had once been friends but were estranged by the bloody nationalist conflicts of the early 1990s. Eric and Katarina have gone on to develop the video letters concept into a multimedia tool which has also been applied in Rwanda.
You can find a full schedule for both Friday 8th and Saturday 9th here
The seminar will take place at K3, in the ‘Radiostation’.
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society, K3 – School of Arts and Communication
Venue: Östra Varvsgatan 11 C, See map From Malmö Central station take bus nr8 to V.Hamnen, get off at stop: Ubåtshallen.
The entrance to the Radiostation is on the ground floor of the Kranen Building.
The Dutch film-makers Eric van den Broek and Katarina Rejger are guest lecturers at next week-end’s ComDev seminar (8-9 February). They had made several documentary films about the aftermath of the Balkan wars of the 1990′s, when they embarked on an extraordinary project called “Videoletters, ” designed to further reconciliation among people from the former Yugoslavia who had once been friends and who had been separated and even alienated by the bloody nationalist conflict.
The idea was simple: someone who had lost touch with, say, a childhood friend or a lifelong neighbor from a different ethnic group was invited to record a message. The directors then traced and showed the video letter to the “lost” friend, who was usually eager to reply. In most cases, the exchange resulted in an emotional reunion.
Rather than revisiting horrors, the project seeks to demonstrate that reconciliation is possible, starting with individuals for whom ethnic differences were unimportant – many former Yugoslavs are themselves of mixed extraction – until the conflicts convulsed their lives.
Some of these video letters have been broadcast by television stations in each of the seven nations that were once Yugoslavia – Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia.
Eric van den Broek and Katarina Rejger have developed the multi media tool and applied it in Rwanda as well. They have received the Human Rights Nestor Almendros Prizefor courage in film making.
The Örecomm Open Seminar on the Videoletters project is in Radiostationen, Ö Varvsgatan 11 C, Saturday 9 February, 12-15