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MM Faculty Lecture with Emily Goodmann on Nov. 6

October 21, 2019
Emily Goodmann

Emily Goodmann, Assistant Professor of Communication at Clarke University, will give the Mackin-Mailander Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, November 6, in Jansen Music Hall on the campus of Clarke University.

The 7 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public.

The theme for Clarke University arts and lecture offerings throughout the 2019-2020 academic year is Do Something! The goal for these events is to inspire and motivate people to do. Find your passion. Pursue a goal with your whole heart. Help others. Get involved. Be engaged. Make a difference. Do Something!

Goodmann is the Network Director for the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board’s Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF). This national project aims to preserve, collect, and make accessible all radio collections still in existence in the country.

“Working on this project with so many dedicated media scholars nationwide has been a true pleasure. This national project recognizes that radio broadcasts are the largest untapped archive of primary sources related to cultural and political history in the country. Our aim is to make those resources both visible and useful to all people,” said Goodmann.

Goodmann will discuss her work with the Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF), and the importance of preserving older, ephemeral media formats at a time when our digital media universe is expanding at the rate of five trillion bits per second. Her work with the RPTF recognizes that radio broadcasts are the largest untapped archive of primary sources related to political and cultural history in our country.

Throughout the lecture, Goodmann will broadcast important radio collections and discuss their connections to contemporary political conversation. She will also address the necessity of being our own media makers and archivists at a time when it often seems difficult to cut through the “noise” in our public sphere.

Goodmann has a Ph.D. and MA in Media, Technology, and Society from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and a BA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series was established in 1997 after Clarke received gifts from Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series. The lecture series throughout the year features prominent outside speakers, a faculty lecture, and an alumni lecture.