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MemberPeter Snowdon

Peter Snowdon is a filmmaker, researcher and writer. He has taught filmmaking at the University of the West of Scotland (2014-16) and in the visual ethnography programme at Leiden University (2016-18). His found-footage film The Uprising, made out of YouTube videos from the Arab revolutions, won the Opus Bonum Award for Best World Documentary on its début at the 2013 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, and has since been screened widely around the world at festivals (Edinburgh, Turin, Bratislava) and in museums (MoMA NYC, Palazzo Grassi). The film is now available free to view at theuprising.be. His book, The People Are Not an Image: Vernacular Video after the Arab Revolutions, will be published by Verso in 2020. His current research focuses on filmmaking as a somatic practice. His approach to teaching is inspired by a number of movement practices, and in particular by Mary Overlie’s Six Viewpoints.

MemberMonika Pietrzak-Franger

…iversity of Vienna, Austria https://anglistik.univie.ac.at/research/conferences/covid-19-rethinking-medical-humanities/

An Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, I have organised: Medical Humanities: Cultures, Sciences, Media: CSM
There is some more information about our aims, especially in times of Covid-19 and Coronavirus: The Power of Images
Die Bildsprache des Coronavirus
Nineteenth-Century Transmedia Practices
Next to our interdisciplinary symposium: Nineteenth-Century Transmedia-Practices
we are at the moment preparing a publication on the topic.
Adaptation
Having served as Book Review Editor for Adaptation for a number of years, I have been elected Trustee of the Association of Adaptation Studies. Despite Corona, we are hoping to have a digital PhD Mentoring Symposium AAS…

I am Professor of British Culture and Literature at the University of Vienna, Austria. My areas of research include Medical Humanities, Adaptation, Inter- and Transmedia Studies, Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies, Biopics, Digital Fictions the Digital Literary Sphere.

MemberLinnea Zeiner

Linnea Zeiner is a counter-culture feminist historian and digital humanist conducting multi-disciplinary research in transmedia platforms of scholarship, presentation, and pedagogy. She earned her M.A. in History from San Diego State University, where as a graduate student she initiated the use of digital platforms and Digital Humanities best-practices in the jumbo lower-division U.S. history classes. Linnea’s thesis, grunge feminism: performing gender paradox in queered plays of hypertexuality, published in 2015, is the first born-digital, interactive thesis at San Diego State. It is a multi-modal work presenting a non-linear and completely interactive reader experience that is designed to open up new interpretative opportunities in the digital classroom. Currently, Ms. Zeiner continues her work with the SDSU Digital Humanities Initiative, innovating digital pedagogy for humanities classes and working with the San Diego Digital Humanities Consortium to help the region’s diverse learning institutions innovate DH pedagogy to enhance the learning experiences of underrepresented student communities. She joined The Department of Classics and Humanities as a Lecturer in 2016, teaching HUM409 (The Future). Working out of the experimental and collaborative environment of the ITS Learning Research Studios, this class engages with speculative, pop-ontological, and techno-anxiety inducing sci-fi to explore the broad spectrum of realities presented in visual as well as written narratives, and to critique the social constructions of bodies and spaces in “The Future”.  

MemberTawnya (Ravy) Azar

I am a Term Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. I have been an instructor of composition and literature in higher education since 2009. I created the Salman Rushdie Archive. I am currently working on designing a digital literacy service learning course and redesigning my online advanced composition courses (focusing on public scholarship and multimodal composition). I am also researching Wikipedia and social media in the context of teaching first-year writing. 

MemberKimon Keramidas

Kimon Keramidas is Clinical Associate Professor of Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement and Affiliated Faculty in International Relations at NYU. Kimon’s research and pedagogy take place at the intersection of media and technology studies, cultural history, interface design, and digital humanities and encourage the development of a better understanding of how media experiences influence the ways in which we work, play, learn and communicate. Kimon’s most recent projects are The Sogdians: Influencers on the Silk Roads a digital global art history project developed through the Freer|Sackler Asian Art Galleries of the Smithsonian and The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing at the Bard Graduate Center, a transmediated experience that presented some of the most ubiquitous objects in the history of personal computing.