A Pre-Conference on The Toronto School of Communication: A Global Legacy


An Official ICA2023 and CCA2023 Pre-Conference

Between the 1930s and 1970s, a remarkable intellectual climate coalesced within and around the U of Toronto when intellectual giants Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Northrop Frye, Marshall McLuhan, Glenn Gould, among others, captured the global imagination. This scholarly community came to be known as “The Toronto School of Communication”, achieving international recognition for its innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to emerging social and cultural challenges. It gave voice to a transforming vision of perception and social order brought about by the evolving possibilities of interconnectivity enmeshed in developing media technologies and creative energy. This one-day ICA pre-conference on “The Toronto School of Communication: A Global Legacy”, presented by St. Michael’s College in the U of Toronto, aims to foster the making of an intellectual community that will serve as a source of knowledgeable energy and encouragement for international research connections around the global legacy of the Toronto School of Communication.

Sponsored by St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
In collaboration with the Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto

Official ICA2023 pre-conference event

Keynotes: Derrick De Kerckhove, William Buxton

Date & time: Wed, May 24, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Location: The Centre for Culture and Technology – University of Toronto, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent East. Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3

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