Congress 2006


“The City: A Festival of Knowledge”

From May 27 to June 3, 2006, York University will be host to The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest annual academic gathering in Canada. This year’s theme is “The City.” The Visible City Project will be an active participant in the event through presentations by our researchers and a website launch on May 30.
Visible City Project + Archive Website Launch

The Visible City Project will launch its re-designed website and online research archive as part of the Film Studies Association of Canada’s Book Launch + Reception event at Congress. Professor Janine Marchessault, Director of the project, as well as a number of researchers will be available for questions and discussion.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
5:00 - 7:00 pm
York University, Keele Campus
Fireside Lounge (between the Centre for Film & Theatre and the Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, 1st floor)

York University Research Gallery

During Congress the Visible City Project will be featured in the York University Research Gallery, a showcase of social sciences and humanities research at York reflective of the theme of the city. Every afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, there will be a number of short presentations on different research projects in the Gallery.
Professor Janine Marchessault, Director of the Visible City Project, will give a presentation and will be available thereafter for questions and discussion:

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 4:00 pm
York University Research Gallery
Reading Room, Scott Library, 2nd Floor

FSAC Annual Conference 2006

The Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) will hold its annual conference in conjunction with Congress from May 28-30. This year’s conference will feature talks by a number of Visible City researchers:

Sunday, May 28
9:00-10:40 am
Accolade West (ACW) 205
Panel: Modernity and the City

Nicholas Balaisis, “Neo-Realism and Mental Life: Urban Anxiety in Love in the City”

Monday, May 29
10:20 am-12:00 pm
Accolade West (ACW) 206
Panel: “Once Again the Street”: Mobility, Cinema and Urban Traffic

Saara Liinamaa, “Walter Benjamin’s Play Analysis for the City”
Janine Marchessault, “Art Interventions and Urban Transits”

Tuesday, May 30
9:00-10:20 am
Accolade West (ACW) 004
Panel: Theory and Spectatorship

Karyn Sandlos, “Encounters with Insignificance in Teaching and Learning: Gus Van Sant’s Elephant”

For the full conference schedule, visit FSAC’s website.

Visible City: Project + Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.