Posts Tagged ‘Innis’

Dear All, We are happy to team up with the Harold Innis Foundation at Innis College. On the evening of November 7, award-winning journalist and political commentator Andrew Coyne will deliver the 2017 Harold Innis Lecture: Crisis in the Media: Causes, Consequences and Cures. Coyne is a national affairs columnist for Postmedia News and a Fellow at University […]


(November 5, 1894 – November 8, 1952) Dear Innis, Thanks for the lecture re-print. This makes an opportunity for me to mention my interest in the work you are doing in communication study in general. I think there are lines appearing in Empire and Communications, for example, which suggest the possibility of organizing an entire […]


By Phil A. Rose, McMaster University HAROLD INNIS’S HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS: PAPER & PRINTING — ANTIQUITY TO EARLY MODERNITY. Edited by William J. Buxton, Michael R. Cheney, & Paul Heyer. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 185 pp. ISBN: 9781442243385. With their recently published version of Harold Innis’s History of Communications: Paper and Printing — […]


Harold Innis Reflects: Memoir & WWI Writings/ Correspondence Edited by William J. Buxton; Michael R. Cheney & Paul Heyer –Foreword by Anne Innis Dagg Offering fresh insight into the early life of Harold Adams Innis (1894-1952), this volume makes available a number of previously unpublished writings from the renowned Canadian economic historian and media scholar. Part I, Innis’s […]


 Harold Innis (1894 – 1952)  My thanks to Phil Rose for pointing out this important media ecology resource. From David Cayley’s Website: For more than thirty years (1981-2012) I made radio documentaries for CBC Radio’s Ideas series. The most recent of the more than 250 programmes remain available on the Ideas website, but the rest languish […]


The important first era of communication – orality – is not depicted above and it would be erroneous to think of the inventors of writing, known as cuneiform, living in ancient Sumer around 3200 BC (where modern day southern Iraq now stands), as cavemen (see http://tinyurl.com/24sq8y ). The following excerpt is from from Logan, R.K. (2000). The […]


Harold Innis’s History of Communications: Paper and Printing—Antiquity to Early Modernity Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Editors William J. Buxton, Concordia University, Michael R. Cheney, University of Illinois, Springfield, Paul Heyer, Wilfrid Laurier University Contributor John Durham Peters, University of Iowa Rowman & Littlefield, 2014  ISBN 1442243392, 9781442243392 For decades, media historians have […]


 Harold Innis in uniform Harold Innis goes to war By MEL WATKINS   –   September 16, 2014 The great Canadian scholar Harold Innis fought and was wounded in the trenches in the First World War. The experience changed his life forever. So argues A. John Watson in his brilliant biography, Marginal Man: The Dark Vision of Harold […]


Harold Innis (1894-1952)canoeing on the Peace River, 1924 Harold Innis’s fur trade research in the summer of 1924 launched a celebrated academic career By Susan Pedwell When Harold Innis set off to explore the history of the fur trade in Alberta’s Peace River basin, he was limping from a shrapnel wound that had ripped open […]


 Innis in the ’20s Innis Across the Disciplines: New Insights, New Opportunities for the Digital Humanities Communications and History John Michael Bonnett, H.V. Nelles, William Buxton, Geoffrey Rockwell Time:  May 27, 2014,  14:00-15:30 Harold Innis is one of the most compelling and important figures in 20th century Canadian intellectual history. A founder of the Toronto […]