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In order to give prospective students a better sense of what classes are like at AUC, Dr. Erinç Salor will deliver a sample lecture titled "What is Media Archaeology?" on Wednesday 30 November from 16.00 to 17.30 over Zoom. Prospective students from all backgrounds are welcome to join.

Event details of AUC sample lecture in the Humanities [online]
30 November 2022
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16:00 -17:30

Register now for the Humanities sample lecture

You can now register for the Humanities sample lecture on 30 November by using the link below! Please note that this activity will not discuss the AUC programme. It is meant to give participants a sense of what a lecture is like at AUC. If you would like to get more practical information about studying at AUC and the academic programme, please visit the page dedicated to choosing your study or sign up for an Open Day.

Lecture: "What is Media Archaeology?" by Dr. Erinç Salor

Lecturer and Head of Studies for the Humanities, Dr. Erinç Salor will deliver a lecture titled: “What is Media Archaeology?” This lecture will focus on critical perspectives on traditional media studies and why we need these.  
The media we interact with are often designed to impart a sense of completeness, perfection, inevitability. Media Archaeology is a constellation of works that present a critical approach to conventional media studies narratives and methods. It offers “a way to investigate the new media cultures through insights from past new media, often with an emphasis on the forgotten, the quirky, the non-obvious apparatuses, practices and inventions” (Parikka). Media Archaeology generates alternative methods of approaching media, and in so doing it delves into what remained invisible and re-imagines the past, present, and future of media through their interweaving rather than their historical procession.” 

Participate in an AUC sample lecture

Prospective students who are thinking of applying to AUC frequently want to know what a class is like. With the diversity of courses offered, it can be difficult to choose a single representative class, as AUC students also take lab courses, conduct fieldwork outside of the classroom, participate in group work, immersive projects, give presentations and the subject matter often spans the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. Nevertheless, we want to give prospective students the opportunity to get a feel for how course material is presented, the style of lectures and how subjects are approached in the classroom. 

For this sample lecture, the entire activity will take place online so that you can experience what a class is like and to better understand how course material is discussed.