The Ohio World History Association will sponsor a conference, "Films around the World and the Teaching of History, on Saturday, 16 October 1999, from 9 am to 2 pm, at Miami University's Marcum Center, in Oxford, Ohio. The Ohio WHA invites teachers in middle and high schools, two-year and four-year colleges and universities, graduate students and others. The principal presenters are Patricia Aufderheide ("Communicating Experiences of Multiculturalism, Exile and Diaspora") and Judith P. Zinsser ("World History's Best Kept Secret: Third World Feature Films").
Patricia Aufderheide (School of Communications, American University) received her Ph.D. in history at the University of Minnesota, and is the editor of The Cross-Cultural Film Guide: Films from Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is the author of Communications Policy in the Public Interest: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and of the forthcoming The Daily Planet: A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat and is the editor of Beyond PC: Toward a Politics of Understanding and Latin American Visions. She has been a Fulbright fellow in Brazil and a John Simon Guggenheim fellow for film criticism, and has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival. She currently serves on the film advisory board of the National Gallery of Art, and on the editorial boards of a variety of publications, including Communication Law and Policy.
Judith P. Zinsser (Department of History, Miami University) received her Ph.D. in history at Rutgers University, has served as president of the World History Association, and for many years taught as a member of the humanities department of the United Nations International School. She has published books on European women and on the impact of feminism on the historical profession in the United States, as well as articles on human rights and the United Nations. Her current research focuses on Enlightenment science.
In addition to the two plenary presentations there will be break-out sessions led by Miami faculty members who teach courses on film studies. Raymon Layera will address "Imagining the Past: Latin American history in Film, Pete Martin "Bombay Film Directors," Paul Sandro "France Looks at its Colonial Past," and Shi Liang "Post-Mao Chinese Cinema and History."
The registration fee (which includes a box lunch and instructional packet) is $25. It must be received no later than 12 October. Checks, payable to Miami University, should be sent to David M. Fahey, History Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 (email: faheydm@muohio./edu; phone, 513-529-5134); FAX 513-529-3224).
Registration for Ohio WHA, Conference, Saturday, 16 October 1999
special requirements for lunch (vegetarian or other):
preferences for break-out sessions:
For those who plan to arrive on Friday, there are a number of local motels and hotels.
David M. Fahey
Oxford, OH 45056
FAX: 513-529-3224 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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