Announcing the 2021-2022 History and Theory of New Media Season

30 Jul, 2021

Announcing the 2021-2022 History and Theory of New Media Season

Image: Yásnaya Elena A. Gil presenting at the Mexican Congress on February 28, 2019, to mark the international year of indigenous languages.

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression. The series is free and open to the public.

This year our series builds on last year's theme of Indigenous Technologies, which is now an ongoing initiative of BCNM. Indigenous Technologies is a program of the Berkeley Center for New Media that engages questions of technology and new media in relation to global structures of indigeneity, settler colonialism and genocide in the 21st century. Our Indigenous Tech events and ongoing conversations with Indigenous scholars and communities aim to critically envision and reimagine what a more just and sustainable technological future can look like.


10/11 | 6:30 — 8:00 PM | Advancing Hollow Bone Narratives through Media Platform Connectedness
Ruth Hopkins, Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer
Co-sponsored by Media Studies, American Cultures, the Arts Research Center, and The American Indian Graduate Program.
rescheduled from Fall 2020

10/25 | 6:30 — 8:00 PM | Beyond Settler Sex and Family: Kim TallBear in Conversation
Kim TallBear, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
Co-sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures, Anthropology, The Program in Critical Theory, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program.


2/7| 6:30 — 8:00 PM | Tequiologies: Indigenous Solutions Against Climate Catastrophe
Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil, linguist, writer, translator, language rights activist and researcher ayuujk (mixe)
Presented in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies. Co-sponsored by Alianza UCMX, Spanish & Portuguese, the Arts Research Center, and and The American Indian Graduate Program.


BCNM events are free and open to the public. All of our events for the Fall 2021 semester will be held on Zoom in English, in Pacific Standard Time (PST). We provide live-captioning in Zoom and offer a separate Streamtext window for live-captioning with options to customize text size and display. We strive to meet any additional access and accommodation needs. Unless otherwise noted, we publish videos and transcripts of all of our events. Please contact info.bcnm [at] with requests or questions.