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Ephemera Conference


Updated July 2014

Mailing Address
Rice University
6100 Main St., MS-475
Houston, TX 77251 - 1892

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Rice University
Mechanical Laboratory Bldg
Rooms 205-210

Phone: 713-348-5843
Fax: 713-348-6129

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Defining Ephemera
December 8-9, 2012
Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library
Rice University
Houston, TX


Saturday, December 8, 2012

9:00 AM                   Welcome Remarks

9:15-10:45 AM        Defining Ephemera in MEMORY
Discussant - Lisa Balabanlilar, Rice University

9:15 AM                    Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, University of New South Wales
                                    "Defining Loss: The Childish Poetics of Ephemera"

10:00 AM                  Zhuge Weidong, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
                                    "Finding Domestic Products: Old Ads, Memory and Identity"

10:45-11:00 AM      Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 PM      Defining Ephemera in DIGITAL MEDIA
Discussant - Tim Shea, University of California, San Diego

11:00 AM                 Aynne Kokas, Rice University
                                    "Defining Ephemera: Digital Ephemera in Social Media" 
                            *This presentation was moved to the "Defining Ephemera in SOCIAL LIFE" panel.

11:30 AM                 He Lin, Shanghai Library
                                    "Digitalization of the Historical Ephemera: 
Digital Archives in Shanghai Library"

12:00 PM                  Chen Jing, Rice University
                                    "The Digital Archiving of Ephemera: 
                                                Chinese Commercial Advertisement Archive"

12:30-1:30 PM        Lunch

1:30-3:00 PM          Defining Ephemera in ART
                                    Discussant - Kimberly Davenport, Rice Gallery

1:30 PM                   Katie Hill, Sotheby's Institute of Art
                                    "Beyond the art object as 'cultural commodity': 
Cultural endurance, art and ephemera in contemporary China"

2:15 PM                   Christine Starkman, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
"‘The image must rise again through the image’: 
                                                The Perfect Home of Do Ho Suh, 2005-2012”

Sunday, December 9, 2012

9:15-10:45 AM        Defining Ephemera in the CITY
                                    Discussant - Melissa J. Marschall, Rice University

9:15 AM                    Samuel Y. Liang, Utah Valley University
                                    "The City as Built Ephemera: 
Arcades, Shop Houses, and the World Expo"

10:00 AM                  Farès el-dahdah, Rice University
                                    "The Consequences of Ephemera: 
                                                Never to be Built Projects and the Ideas they Left Behind"

10:45-11:00 AM       Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 PM        Defining Ephemera in SOCIAL LIFE
Discussant - Long S. Le, University of Houston

11:00 AM                  Anne Chao, Rice University
                                      "The Power of a Surname: The Gee Clan of Houston, Texas"

11:45 AM                  Steven Lewis, Rice University
                                      "Ephemeral Propaganda: 
                                    Photographic Surveys of Outdoor Visual Propaganda 
                                                from Public Spaces in Chinese Cities, 1998 to 2012

12:30-1:30 PM          Lunch

1:30-3:30 PM            Defining Ephemera in FILM
Discussant - Tani Barlow, Rice University

1:30 PM                     Andrew F. Jones, University of California, Berkeley
                                       "The Fugitive Sounds of the Taiwanese Musical Cinema of the 1960s"

2:15 PM                     Angela Zito, New York University
                                       Writing in Water  (2012, 0:42, Chinese title: 书)
n Chinese with English subtitles