IS Colloquia: Talks Focus on “Communities in Formation”

Annual lecture series highlights national experts and community-level research.

The 2019-20 UCLA Information Studies Colloquia series begins this month, featuring talks by a diverse range of experts on how scholars from across disciplines broadly research information at the community level. This year’s theme, “Communities in Formation” will be illustrated through perspectives from not only the information fields but from through the lens of political science, the visual and cinema arts, philosophy, and gender and feminist studies.

Colloquia talks are held in the GSE&IS Building, North Campus, Room 111 unless otherwise specified. Please note: A location for the Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies has yet to be determined.

All IS Colloquia events begin at 3 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. For more information, visit the website.

The GSE&IS Building is a fragrance-free venue. Please visit this link for guidelines for a fragrance-free environment. 

Thursday, October 3

‘Invisibility in the Age of Disclosure’ 
Andrew Culp, Faculty
Program in Aesthetics and Politics, California Institute of the Arts

Thursday, October 17

Archiving the ‘Obscene’: Sex, Desire, and Memory in Mexico
Zeb Tortorici, Associate Professor
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, New York University
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of History and History of Women, Men and Sexuality

Thursday, October 24

Video Games Have Always Been Queer
Bonnie Ruberg, Assistant Professor 
Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

Thursday, October 31

“The Re-creation of a Masterpiece: La Prose du Transsibérien”
Rosylyn Rhee, Documentarian and Kitty Maryatt, Curator 
Sponsored by the Breslauer Fund

Thursday, December 5

Library services to people who are incarcerated: Attempting anti-racism through LIS
Jeanie Austin, PhD, Librarian
Jail & Reentry Services Program, San Francisco Public Library
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6 p.m.
Location TBD

Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies
Destroying and Preserving Cultural Memory in Time of War: Archives and Libraries in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s
András Riedlmayer, Bibliographer in Islamic Art and Architecture
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts Library
Sponsored by Kenneth Karmiole

Thursday, January 23

A Political Theory of the Algorithm Dispositif
Davide Panagia, Professor
Department of Political Science, UCLA 

Thursday, January 30

The Amplification Project: A Community-led Participatory Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action
Kathy Carbone, Lecturer and Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Information Studies, UCLA

Thursday, February 6

Biotechnology and Data Citizens on the U.S. Mexico Border
Melissa Villa-Nicholas, Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island

Thursday, February 13

Capture, calculate, loop: Post factum temporality in learning analytics
Roderic Crooks, Assistant Professor 
Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

Friday, February 21, 1:30 p.m.

Data Feminism: Transforming Scholarship into Action
Lauren F. Klein, Associate Professor
Departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods, Emory University
Co-sponsored by UCLA Digital Humanities Program

Thursday, February 27

Great Expectations: Archives, Abundance, Geopolitics 
Anjali Arondekar, Associate Professor
Feminist Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz 

Thursday, March 5

Audit Logs, Evidence and Accountability
Kristin B. Cornelius, PhD

Thursday, April 2

When Routers Were Women: How New is the Internet?
Bradley R. Fidler, Assistant Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology

Thursday, April 16

Archive as Cure: Critical Nostalgia and HIV/AIDS in Visual AIDS’ Activist Archives
Marika Cifor, Assistant Professor
Information School, University of Washington 

Thursday, April 23

Change Agents: Toward Justice-Based Action In Libraries 
Char Booth, Associate Dean of the Library
Cal State University San Marcos

Thursday, April 30

Glitch Resistance
Laila Shereen Sakr, Assistant Professor 
Department of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Thursday, May 14
How Does a Personal Collection Become a Museum? Looking at the Homestead Strike of 1892 & the Creation of the Frick Collection
Eunsong Kim, Assistant Professor
Department of English, Northeastern University

Thursday, May 21

Platforming Hate
Tara McPherson, Professor 
School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California 

Thursday, May 28

Viewers and Readers Like You: The Production of Calculated Communities and Calculated Information in the Digital AgeJohnathan Flowers, Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, Worcester State University