Michele Hilmes, professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Communications Art, will present the 2017 James Naremore Lecture at 2:30 March 8 in at the Herman B Wells Library 048. A reception will follow in Wells 044.
Hilmes will talk about “Photography in Sound: The Radio Feature and its Digital Revival,” to recognize scholarly excellence and honor the work of scholars, especially Naremore, in the field of media studies. James O. Naremore is the Emeritus Chancellor’s Professor at The Media School.
Hilmes taught media and cultural studies for 22 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most of her research has centered on media history with an emphasis on radio and sound studies, as well as transnational media flows. She is co-editor of The Radio Journal: International Studies in Radio and Audio Media, a journal publishing scholarly work and reviews on radio and sound media.
In addition, WFHB 98.1 host Doug Storm will broadcast Interchange from the Lilly Library’s Orson Welles Radio Collection, then interview Hilmes and Media School doctoral student James Gilmore at 5:30 March 7.
Hilmes also will deliver a brown bag lecture for graduate students at noon March 9 in Franklin Hall 017. Refreshments will be provided.