Urban photography summer school 2013
The programme has been developed in collaboration with Urban Encounters (Tate Britain), the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Photofusion and the International Association of Visual Urbanists (iAVU). The course is taught by experienced tutors from Goldsmith’s top-ranked Sociology Department and the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. The programme draws on the advanced theoretical, research and practical image-making specialisms of key practitioners in the field.
Summer School tutors include: Paul Halliday (MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Course Leader),Beatriz Véliz Argueta (Coordinator/Goldsmiths), Les Back (Goldsmiths), Caroline Knowles (CUCR Director), Mandy Lee Jandrell (Southampton Solent University/Goldsmiths), Peter Coles (Oxford/ Goldsmiths), Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths), Manuel Vazquez (Goldsmiths), Laura Cuch (Goldsmiths) and Jasmine Cheng (Goldsmiths).
The programme will explore how the practice of urban image making informs the development of a reflexive and critical research perspective and will include assignments and guided fieldtrips focusing on(1) urban landscapes, (2) street-based photography and (3) material objects.
The Summer School will take place from 19 – 31 August 2013. Application deadline is June 10.
Posted on: Thursday, February 21st, 2013
EYE & MIND
New Master’s Degree Programme in Visual Anthropology
We are happy to announce a new Master’s Degree Programme in Visual Anthropology, starting from September 2013 (deadline for applications: 15 March). The programme is the result of a collaboration between the Section of Anthropology at Aarhus University and the cultural historical Museum of Moesgaard. With the Master’s Degree programme in Visual Anthropology, Moesgaard Museum and Aarhus University aim to establish a research environment where students, scholars, artists, film- and exhibition-makers can experiment and develop forms of inquiry and representation that allow a close engagement with cross-cultural experience and imagination. The new museum site of Moesgaard will provide a window through which students, film- and exhibition-makers can enter directly into dialogue with the broad public. Furthermore, the museum will provide a unique public laboratory for experimenting with diverse methodologies and technologies of representation. This will be of value not only to students and researchers, but also to the museum, whose ambition it is to allow visitors to share in the very creation of anthropological knowledge.
In the autumn of 2013 a new museum building will open to students and staff and in 2014 Denmark’s first new-built cultural historical museum will be inaugurated. The building adds 16,000 square meters to the museum and thus sets the stage for a variety of new exhibition opportunities including special editing facilities, lecture halls and exhibition space for students in the programme in visual anthropology.
Posted on: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Urban photography summer school 2012
Designed for photographers, artists and urbanists whose work addresses notions of urban space and culture the international Summer School provides a highly intensive two week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice. The course aims to offer participants a wide range of relevant skills resulting in the production of a photography portfolio drawn from London’s urban environments combined with a collective final exhibition.
The programme has been developed in collaboration with Urban Encounters and the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR). The course will be taught by tutors from Goldsmith’s Sociology Department and the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. The programme draws on the advanced theoretical, research and practical image-making specialisms of key practitioners in the field. Summer School tutors include: Paul Halliday (MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Convener), Beatriz Véliz Argueta (Coordinator/Goldsmiths), Les Back (Goldsmiths), Caroline Knowles (CUCR Director), Mandy Lee Jandrell (Goldsmiths), Peter Coles (Oxford/ Goldsmiths), Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths), Manuel Vazquez (Goldsmiths), Michael Wayne Plant (Goldsmiths), Laura Cuch (Goldsmiths) and Jasmine Cheng (Goldsmiths).
The programme will explore how the practice of urban image making informs the development of a reflexive and critical research perspective and will include assignments and guided fieldtrips focusing on (1) urban landscape, (2) street photography and (3) material objects.
Application deadline: June 3rd, 2011
Posted on: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is inviting SVA members to consider applying to the program, which focuses on ethnographic objects in museums. According to SIMA director Candace Greene, “We would love to see more applications from students trained in visual anthropology. It would be exciting to see how methods developed for the analysis of film or photographs could be extended to the study of three-dimensional objects. Interested students who have questions about the program or aren’t sure just how to develop an object-based proposal should get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be glad to talk.”
The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is accepting applications for the summer 2012 program until March 1. SIMA is an intensive four-week training program that teaches graduate students in anthropology and related disciplines how to use museum collections in research, incorporating Smithsonian collections as an integral part of their training. It is based at the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology and includes both classroom training and guided work on individual collection-based research projects. Support from the Cultural Anthropology Program at NSF covers full tuition and living expenses for 12 students each summer. Full information, including application instructions, eligibility, and program dates, is available at: http://anthropology.si.edu/summerinstitute.
If you would like a print copy of the attached poster image to display in your department, please send a mailing address to email@example.com and we will be glad to send one.
Posted on: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
We encourage those who are attending the AAA annual meeting in Montreal to check out the sessions, roundtables, workshops, films, exhibitions, and meetings that are sponsored by SVA.
There’s a lot to be discussed, debated, and discovered about visual anthropology and visual research, and hopefully these sessions and events during the AAA meeting will provide opportunities for us to share thoughts and consider new perspectives.
All SVA sponsored, and invited, panels are listed here.
Everyone, and anyone, interested in visual anthropology and the SVA is welcome to attend our Business Meeting on Friday, November 18 at 1215, which will be immediately followed by a roundtable discussion on visual ethics.
We are also running two workshops on photography and fieldwork, which you can read about and register for here.
Finally, we have put together a general guide to SVA events during the AAA meeting, which can be picked up during the week at the convention center.
Posted on: Saturday, October 29th, 2011
SIMA: Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology
Supported by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation
June 27 - July 22, 2011
Application deadline: MARCH 1 2011
SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Dept. of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Students participate in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility, learning to navigate museum systems and select methods for examination and analysis of museum specimens while collecting data for a project of their choice.
WHO: Graduate students interested in using museum collections as data
DATES: Applications are due MARCH 1, 2011; SIMA 2011 dates are June 27 - July 22, 2011
COST : The program covers tuition and housing (provided at a local university). A small stipend will be provided to assist with the cost of food and other local expenses. Participants are individually responsible for the cost of travel.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://anthropology.si.edu/summerinstitute/
Posted on: Friday, January 21st, 2011
A major grant from the National Science Foundation is funding the creation of the Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Chico. Researchers in the new facility will use Red Digital Still Motion Picture Cameras to create documentaries spanning the breadth of the discipline of anthropology. This technology is in use in major Hollywood productions, but so far has not been adopted by anthropologists.
We are seeking graduate students to form the first cohort to use this revolutionary new equipment. Students will receive a four-fields MA in Anthropology, but will make a film in lieu of a thesis. Please visit the Department of Anthropology website at http://www.csuchico.edu/anth/programs/index.shtml for more information and to apply. For further inquiries please contact Professor Brian Brazeal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-898-6192.
Posted on: Monday, October 4th, 2010
The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to announce a new online course offering:
ANTH 499 Anthropology of the Dance and Human Movement
taught by Dr. Drid Williams.
ANTH 499: Anthropology of the Dance and Human Movement provides an in-depth introduction to the anthropological study of dance and other human movement systems in cultural contexts. It is designed especially for students with little or no background in socio-cultural anthropology or the social sciences. The course includes reading the works of major figures in the field, and learning how to study dances, signed languages and ritual events from an anthropological perspective. Students will also learn about socio-cultural theory and observation, doing fieldwork, movement literacy, problems of subjectivity and objectivity, and personal anthropology. The course allows the student to enroll at any time, and then have 6 months to complete their course. (more…)
Posted on: Saturday, August 14th, 2010
On Saturday afternoon, May 15, 2010 from 2:00-3:30 pm, Dr. Haidy
An anthropologist, Dr. Geismar is an Assistant Professor in the Museum
Posted on: Thursday, April 29th, 2010
The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors. The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.
One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Anthropology, which has strengths in a broad range of areas in anthropological archaeology; sociocultural anthropology (including medical and linguistic anthropology); and museum and visual anthropology (see http://www.anth.ubc.ca ). We invite applications from outstanding candidates in the areas of museum and/or visual anthropology. Depending on their area of specialization, the successful candidate will have access to the collections and research facilities of the new Centre for Cultural Research at the Museum of Anthropology (http://www.moa.ubc.ca ) and/or the Ethnographic Film Unit within the Department of Anthropology ( http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca/ ). (more…)
Posted on: Friday, February 19th, 2010