Organization and Venues


Three amphitheatres, with a capacity of 400 places, will receive the conference over a three-day period, which will be made up of a series of interventions.


Everything will be in both French and English. Those who intervene, as well as all auditors, will be issued with ear-sets which will relay simultaneous translated being done by professional interpreters. Two interpreters (one who will assure the translation from French into English and the other from English into French) will be on hand in the amphitheatre. Each one of the amphitheatres will, indeed, be equipped with a camera and a system of direct retransmission of the integrality of interventions on the site where the conference is being held.


The global number of participants is evaluated at 160 people, who will be divided amongst those who are invited (approx 45 people) and participants who are sponsored by their university or who have come on their own initiative. The President and the co-Presidents of the Media Art History 2015 conference, the consulting committee and the four principle participants will be invited: their transport, overnight expenses and midday meals will be accounted for. Any other participants who may have answered the call for contribution but whose expenses cannot be taken on board by the conference organization will be provided with a number of ways of receiving  nancial assistance through French Foundations and embassy cultural services.


The conference programme will happen over a three-day period. It will be held from 9.30am to 5.30pm daily in the three amphitheatres which are all in the same area and which will therefore men that participants and their audiences can easily circulate from one to another. Mediators will be recruited from amongst the participants to ensure that each intervention runs smoothly. Every morning and afternoon there will be a half-hour interval during which participants can have a break. The lunch break will be from 1pm to 2pm, during which everyone will have an opportunity to eat. A buffet will be available for the day’s speakers and others invited.


Reception personnel will be on hand to receive speakers and the public and guide them from one amphitheatre to another, answering any practical questions that might be asked. Specifc signposts will also be placed to ensure easy orientation in the buildings of the Sorbonne. The programme for each day will available on the conference website, and accessible via QR codes placed at strategic places (the entrance halls, amphitheatres, snack and lunch areas, etc.).