(Inter)national Conference Contributions & Invited Lectures:

Notaro A. ‘Scrittura naturata vs. scrittura artificiata: l’utopia arborea di J. Fowles’, IV International Conference on Utopian Studies (A.I.S.U.), Rome, 20-26 May 1992. 

Notaro A. ‘Traveling along the Thread of Narrative: Masquerade and (en)gendered identities in A. Carter’s The Passion of New Eve, International Conference ‘Masquerade and Gendered Identity’, Venice, 21-24 February 1996. 

Notaro A. The Family of Eyes’ The Spectacles of Identity and Visuality in the American Modern Metropolis’, European Association of American Studies (EAAS) Conference, Lisbon, 3-6 April 1998. 

Notaro A. (Invited lecture) ‘Making a Capital for a Nation: From Liberal Rome to Fascist Italy’, National Identities Conference, Institute of Historical Research, London, 20-22 April 1998. 

Notaro A. ‘‘A Woman’s Place is in the Home’: The Economics of Domesticity in The Yellow Wallpaper by C. Perkins Gilman (1899)’, ‘Space in Literature and Film’ Conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 24-26 April 1998.

Notaro A. ‘Futurist Cinematic Visions and Architectural Dreams’, ‘The Cinema and the City’ Conference, University College Dublin, 12-14 March 1999.

Notaro A. ‘Visions of the Future in the American and European Modern(ist) Metropolis’, Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA) Conference ‘The American
Metropolis: Image and Inspiration’, Roosevelt Study Centre, Middelburg, 6-9 June 1999.

Notaro A. (Invited lecture) ‘Exhibiting the ‘New Mussolinian City’, Memories of Empire in the World Exhibition of Rome (EUR)’, ‘The European Capital City, 1850-2000, Command Centre, National Showcase, Cultural Arena’ Conference, Amsterdam, 16-19 December, 1999.

Notaro A. ‘Representing the Future City using Multimedia’, Third International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Birmingham, UK, 21-25 June 2000.

Notaro A. ‘Public and Private Spheres: Questions of Domesticity in the Modern Metropolis’, Fifth International Conference on Urban History:  European Cities: Networks and Crossroads, Berlin, August 30th–September 2nd 2000.

Notaro A. 'City Sites - an Electronic book', Millennium Seminar: Images of America: Visual Resources in American Studies, British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Library and Resources Sub-Committee, British Library, London,  June 20th 2001.

Notaro A. ‘Theoretical Perspectives and Academic Practice: Visual Culture Studies in Nottingham’, Fourth International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 2nd, 2002.

Notaro A. (invited lecture) ‘Going Digital: How Technology Is Shaping the Future of Urban Literature’, delivered at Workshop IV: Urban Futures of the AHRB Research project ‘The City and Literature’, SOAS, London, 11-13 May 2005. Also presented at the International Conference: ‘Locating Subjects: Views on Education and Difference from the Early Modern to the Late Modern Age’, Universita’ della Calabria, Italy 7-8 October 2005.

Notaro A. 'Screening the Future City: Issues of Posthumanism, Ecocide and Love in Wonderful Days (Moon-saeng Kim, Korea 2003) and Natural City (Byung-chun Min, Korea 2003)', Visualising the City Conference, University of Manchester (UK) 26-28 June 2005.

Notaro A. 'Exploring Race in the Digital Age: Blackness for sale on eBay', Cultures of eBay Conference, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, 24-25 August 2005.

Notaro A. (Invited lecture) 'Cities on the desktop: artistic urban representations and new media', Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, University of London, February 6th 2006

Notaro A. " 'Innocence is Life' : searching for the post-humanist soul in Ghost in the Shell 2 (M. Oscii 2004)", The Ethics and Politics of Virtuality and Indexicality Conference, National Museum for Photography, Film and Television, Bradford (UK), 30 June-3 July 2005. Also presented at International Conference on Asian Comics, Animation and Gaming, York University, Toronto (CA), May 18-19 2006.

Notaro A. (Invited lecture) ‘Bodies in Cyberculture’, Trondheim Matchmaking, Festival for New Technology &  Electronic Arts, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, TEKS (http://matchmaking.teks.no) 14 October 2006.

Notaro A. (Invited lecture) "Swoosh time: Nike's 'Art of Speed' ad campaign and the blogosphere", Media In Transition Conference, MIT, Boston USA 27-28 April 2007. (http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit5/).

Notaro A. ‘Storytelling & New Media’, Beyond the Book international Conference, University of Birmingham 31 August-2 September 2007. Also presented at:

NarrativEncounters: New Perspectives on Narration, February 15th-16th 2008 University College Cork (Ireland).

Notaro A. ‘Commodifying Race in the Digital Age’, American Association of Cultural Studies Conference, New York  University, USA, 22-24 May 2008.

She has also presented at the DJCAD Research Symposium, Dundee 17-18 June 2008. In her presentation, ‘Doing’ Theory at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts & Design’, she discussed the pedagogical and intellectual challenges inherent in ‘doing’ theory in a practice based institutional environment.

Notaro A. “’Back to the Future’ – The Long History of the Virtual Idol”, Centuries of Celebrity: Re-Contextualizing the Meaning of Fame, University of East London Docklands
Campus – 27th June 2008.

Notaro A. Towards Book 2.0, The Networks of Design Conference, University College Falmouth, 3-6 September 2008.


Notaro A. ‘The Spectacle of Urban Consumption and the Role of New Media in the reconfiguration of the public sphere’, Media, Communication and the Spectacle Conference, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 26-27 November 2009


Notaro A. 'Screening the Future City'  Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS), Conference,  Los Angeles, 17-21 March 2010.


Notaro A. ‘The Role of Art & Locative Media in the Reconfiguration of the Public Sphere’, The European Network for Cinema & Media Studies Conference (NECS) Istanbul, Turkey, 24-27 June 2010.


Notaro A. (Key note lecture) 'Towards Book 2.0',  The Book: An Economy of Cultural Spaces International Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia 25-26 November 2010


Notaro A. ‘The many futures of the book’, Book Cultures Conference, University of Stirling, Stirling, 23-24 March 2012.


Notaro A. 'The performative line in Matteo Pericoli's Unfurled Cities', delivered at: International Symposium 'Visualising the City' Orientale University, Naples, 6th December 2012


MECCSA 2013 - Spaces & Places of Culture Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast 9-12 January 2013


IMAGES (3) - Images of the CIty - International Conference, Austrian Cultural Forum, 30  October-1 November 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.


Notaro A. 'Performing the City: Experience, Emotion and Exploration” Mediating Cityscapes conference, The Hague, The Netherlands September 24-26, 2013.


Notaro A. (Visiting Lecture) 'Performing the Media City: Experience, Emotion and Exploration', Lincoln School of Media Research Seminars, University of Lincoln, Wednesday 29th January 2014. Click title to open PowerPoint presentation.


Notaro, A. 'Understading Digital Creativity' The 2014 NECS Conference “Creative Energies, Creative Industries”, Milan, Italy, 19-21 June 2014.


Notaro, A. "How Networked Communication has changed the way we tell stories" International Association for Word and Image Studies (IAWIS/AERTI) Conference, University of Dundee 11-15 August 2014.


Notaro,  A. and Euan McArthur, CHEAD (Council for Higher Education in Art & Design) Regional Seminar “The Role of Critical and Contextual Studies in Art School Education” 16 April 2015.


Notaro, A. “Performing the Media City: Experience, Emotion and Exploration” Space & Place Conference, University of Calabria (IT) 27-29 May 2015.

Also presented at NeON Festival, DCA, Dundee, November 2016.


Notaro, A. “Total Recall: Longing for connection in the (post)digital age” ENCLS Congress Longing and Belonging DCU & NUI, Ireland 24-28 August 2015. Powerpoint presentation


Notaro, A. “Knocking on Europe’s door: how narratives of fear, safety and nostalgia shape collective perceptions of immigration”, ENCLS Congress Fear & Safety, Helsinki, 23-26 August, 2017. Also presented at Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries Between Media, Migration & Technology, Brussels 30-31 October 2019


Notaro, A. "Sensing the (Media) City", 16th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association, 21-23 November 2019, University of Dundee.


Notaro, A. “State-of-the-art: AI through the (artificial) Artist’s Eye”, EVA London 2020: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. (November, online)