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    SCMS Call For Papers – Chicago 2013

    SCMS Call For Papers – Chicago 2013

    This message is to invite you to consider proposing a paper, panel, or workshop to be sponsored by the Urban Studies group within the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), for the next annual SCMS conference, which will take place in Chicago, 6-10 March, 2013. Whether or not you have presented at SCMS before, […]

    August SIG update, no. 2

    August SIG update, no. 2

    Hello all – Pardon the frequency of emails recently; as longtime members of the SIG will know, August and March tend to be the busiest times of the year for us, given that so much of the SIG business is wrapped up in the SCMS conference cycle. We wanted to follow up on the last […]

    Text of August SIG Update

    Text of August SIG Update

    Hello all –   The application deadline for SCMS is rapidly approaching, and we wanted to get back in touch with the membership of the SIG to publicize the various urban-related calls for papers that were circulated on the SCMS message board. A big thanks to Josh Gleich, our grad student rep, for his hard […]

    Winter 2011 newsletter available

    Winter 2011 newsletter available

    The Winter 2011 newsletter – special SCMS edition! – was sent out to Urban Studies SIG members today. A copy can be found here, or under the Documents -> Newsletters heading on the site.

    New syllabus added

    New syllabus added

    Thanks to Nathan Holmes, who has generously donated his syllabus for the course “Cinema and the City” to our growing library of course documents. As always, please feel free to contact us at editor@cinemamediaandurbanstudies.com if you would like to contribute to the site.

    Urban Images conference
    Urban Images conference

    The Oslo National Academy of the Arts will be hosting a two-day conference on “the field of artistic film and video related to architecture and urban space,” on September 9-10. More info can be found at the conference website. Thanks to Kate Lawrie Van de Ven for passing along the link.

    Research Directory now available
    Research Directory now available

    Another one of the key goals that came out of our initial meeting in Los Angeles was to create some way to better network together researchers who are working in the field of cinema, media, and urban studies. One of the ways that we’re trying to accomplish that is by introducing a research directory.

    Welcome to the Site
    Welcome to the Site

    Welcome to the new web home for the Urban Studies Scholarly Interest Group of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. We are in the midst of developing what we hope will become a helpful resource for scholars working on urban issues in cinema and media studies – please let us know what you think […]

    Syllabi section is open for business
    Syllabi section is open for business

    One of the most popular requests for the website was to create a way for instructors to share syllabi on urban studies-related courses. On the sidebar to the right, you’ll find a link to the Syllabi section, where you’ll find a list of courses taught and links to the syllabi for download. We also encourage […]


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