CAMS Blog Archive


A Pioneer at the Podium

A Pioneer at the Podium
'The Conductor,' a documentary directed by JHU Professor of Media Studies Bernadette Wegenstein, explores the trailblazing career of conductor Marin Alsop.


March 10-13: NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore

March 10-13: NeMLA 2022 in Baltimore
We will take advantage of our much-awaited annual gathering to think and rethink in person our practices of care, intellectual and otherwise, and reframe these in light of our new or renewed priorities. We understand care as the practice of interdependency, admitting our vulnerabilities as humans, animals, and other living organisms of the pre- and […]


Jane Jin Kaisen – 2022 Artist in Residence

Jane Jin Kaisen – 2022 Artist in Residence
CAMS welcomes its 2022 Artist in Residence – Jane Jin Kaisen! During her stay, Kaisen will engage with the centering academic and public programming, including an installation at the Parkway Theater in Baltimore. Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, lives in Copenhagen) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor at the School of Media […]


New Issue: Sound, Colonialism, and Power

The latest issue of MAST (The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory) has been published. It’s a special issue with the theme “Sound, Colonialism, and Power.” It is open access and available here.


NeMLA 2022

We are excited to announce that NeMLA 2022 conference will occur in person at the Baltimore, Maryland Marriott Waterfront Hotel. In light of the global calamity we experienced in 2020, the theme for the 2022 NeMLA conference is care. Care is what we do as teachers, researchers, and writers. The concept, however, has taken a magnitude it […]


Images, Maps, Spaces – Cultural Techniques of the Visual – April 17, 2021

The study of cultural techniques, or Kulturtechniken, has recently reshaped and sharpened discussions in Germany of the relationship between (media) technology and culture. The word was borrowed from a 19th century idiom referring to agricultural engineering practices that cultivated wild lands, or, to follow the etymology, turned nature into culture. The implication of a Kulturtechnik […]


Antonia Lant lecture: The Modernist Womb

On March 10, please join the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, the Center for Advanced Media Studies, and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality for the lecture, "The Modernist Womb."


Ryeohaeng Film Screening

Please join us for a screening of Ryeohaeng (Journey, IM Heung-soon, 2016) at The Parkway Theater on February 19th from 7-8:30PM.  Ryeohaeng is a film that mixes fiction and documentary which tells the stories of women refugees from North Korea. The director, IM Heung-soon, is an artist and filmmaker based in Seoul. Since his early works on his working-class […]


Films You Cannot See Anywhere Else: Marjoun & the Flying Headscarf

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, CAMS, the GRO, and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences sponsored a screening of Marjoun & the Flying Headscarf at the Parkway Theatre. In the film, a teenager in Arkansas searches for identity in the headscarf and a motorcycle in the aftermath of her father's imprisonment. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director Susan Youssef.


Workshops Announced for Annual CAMS Symposium

The symposium will feature two back-to-back events: "Representing Muslim Others: Crisis, Panic, and the ‘Banality of Images’ in Germany" and "The Value Shift in Female Discourses in Realistic Chinese Mainland Teleplays."