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Game of Thrones Day: Popular Culture and the Deep Past

Event: Game of Thrones Day: Popular Culture and the Deep Past
A day-long event on February 8th, 2014, sponsored and produced by CMRS, intended as a means to bring together faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and local communities to explore, celebrate, and critique the diverse historical and cultural themes that relate to the Game of Thrones television show and the Song of Ice and Fire novels. The multiple spaces reserved will allow for simultaneous academic panels, culinary demonstrations, arts and crafts presentations, live-action demonstrations, and other exhibits or activities, reflecting the juxtaposition of historical and cultural traditions to fantasy and creative invention that characterizes Game of Thrones itself. This is projected as the first in a yearly series of events under the broader CMRS theme of 'Popular Culture and the Deep Past,' in which contemporary pop-cultural manifestations will be explored and celebrated with attention to their profound and wide-ranging historical and cultural contexts. A guiding principle of the series is to bring diverse communities together in and around Ohio State, including the academic and non-academic, scholarly and performative, creative, educational, and reflective communities.
Date and time:February 8, 2014
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location:Ohio Union lower level
Contact:David Sweeten
Phone Number:614 292-7495
Event category:Arts and Sciences
Event Type:Conference

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