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To spread trans-boundary humanities knowledge beyond the specialized area of the university and researchers, public lectures for the general audience are being designed and run. They have been held from late 2009 and the research team develops such lecture programs.
Lectures for the Public, 2011: Visual Humanities II
In the late nineteenth century, the Lumière Brothers first screened one of history’s earliest films, "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat". It is told that during the scene of the train’s arrival the audience ran out of the theatre in shock and horror. A hundred years later, films continue to shock and inspire. Moreover, films have remained integral to our everyday lives by appealing to our sense of reality. The Trans-Humanities Research Team at Ewha Womans University has put together a course in continuation of the “Visual Humanities” series first held in 2010. Under the theme “Between Humans and Machines,” these lectures aim to reflect upon human society as it adapts to and transitions with developments in technology. The techniques employed in science fiction films and the efforts to reinvent the film genre will also be discussed.