The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto invites proposals for the international conference “The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next”. The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2016.

Between the 1930s and 1970s, a community of intellectuals coalesced in the city of Toronto to discuss and investigate communication as a complex, interdisciplinary process that structures individuals, cultures, and societies. This scholarly community, that emerged in and around the University of Toronto achieved international recognition for its innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to the evolving societal challenges.

“The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next” Conference aims to bring together international scholars to engage in dialogue on the origins, rise, decline and the rebirth of the so-called Toronto School. Discussion will focus on its pioneers, champions but also its critics. It will examine the extent to which the Toronto School has provided a legacy that continues to offer insight on crucial and systemic issues facing contemporary society across various disciplines.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”CALL FOR PAPERS
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