Project 4 and Project 5 lecture series 2017 “Researching the Commercialization of American Radio: From Amateurs to Podcasts” by Professor Susan Smulyan
- Time and Date
- 6:00 - 7:30PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
- UTokyo iii Open Studio, The University of Tokyo, Hongo
- Susan Smulyan (Professor of American Studies, Brown University)
- Admission Free; No Registration Required
- Organized by
- the Educational Project 4 “Producing Multicultural Communities: Methods, Designs, and Praxes” and the Educational Project 5 “Cultural Diversity and Imagination,” Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity, The University of Tokyo
Project 4 “Producing Multicultural Communities: Methods, Designs, and Praxes” and Project 5 “Cultural Diversity and Imagination” are pleased to inform that we are inviting Professor Susan Smulyan to our lecture series. Please refer to the abstract below for details. We look forward to seeing you all at this event.
This talk traces the history of commercialized media in the United States by examining the development of broadcast radio. Using examples from the 1920s through to the the present, Professor Smulyan will talk about the role of radio in American life, the challenges of researching radio history, how U.S. radio history can be studied as a national as well as a transnational genre, and how radio’s commercialized form influenced television and the internet.
About the speaker
Susan Smulyan (Professor of American Studies, Brown University)
- Selling Radio: The Commercialization of American Broadcasting
(Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994)
- Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007)
IHS students will be asked to submit a report essay after attending the lecture. By participating in this event, you acknowledge that pictures, video, and audio of the event may be used for the purpose of the program.