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April 14, 2009

Transcultural Montage: Call for Abstracts

April 14, 2009 | By |

What: International Conference and PhD Workshop on Transcultural Montage
Where: Moesgaard Estate, University of Aarhus, DK
When: August 24 to 26, 2009; Workshop August 27, 209
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009

I am kino-eye. I am a builder. I have placed you, whom I’ve created today, in an extraordinary room which did not exist until just now when I also created it.
Dziga Vertov, 1923

Guest speakers:

•  Professor George Marcus, University of California

•  Professor Bruce Kapferer, University of Bergen

•  Dr. Anna Grimshaw, Emory University

•  Peter Crawford, University of Tromsø

•  Jakob Høgel, Danish Film Institute

•  Dr. Stuart McLean, University of Minnesota

•  Professor Catherine Russell, Concordia University

This conference focuses on the topic of montage and its possibilities and limitations for moving beyond realist forms of representation in anthropology. In its conventional usage, montage refers to the juxtaposition of shots in the production of film. However, in addition to ethnographic film, this conference also addresses the use of montage in other forms of anthropological communication, such as writing, exhibition making, photography, and video installation. Read More

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April 3, 2009

New Masters Program in Visual Anthropology at USC

April 3, 2009 | By |

Full details can be found online at http://www.usc.edu/dept/elab/anth/mav.html

The Center for Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles is happy to announce a new one-year MA in Visual Anthropology. Continuing the tradition of ethnographic documentary production that the Center has had for 25 years (with over 60 documentaries produced by students, and over 20 by faculty), this new program updates its format by moving into the digital age.

The new Masters Program is open to USC undergraduates majoring in Visual Anthropology and to students coming from any other institution who have a background in Visual Anthropology, ethnographic documentary production or cross-cultural visual studies.  Read More

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March 30, 2009

Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY: Call for Films

March 30, 2009 | By |

Where: Torun, Poland
When: November 27-29, 2009
Submission Deadline: 1st of August 2009

The 3rd edition of the Festival takes place in Torun, Poland between 27-29 of November 2009.
Documentaries are invited from any field of ethnographic, anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies.

For conditions and entry forms please check ASPEKTY website http://aspektyfestival.pl/en/submit.html

“ASPEKTY” is a yearly anthropological film festival, which aims at exploring different areas of culture. The principle of the festival is to discover and present various relations, phenomena, interactions and mechanisms, which take place within a culture or between cultures. The main goal of Aspekty Film Festival is to propagate the ideas of intercultural dialogue.

The organizers of the festival want to draw attention to the subject of cultural dissimilarities, present the audience with the diversity of human experience and the multiplicity of ways of expressing oneself within a society and the world.

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Contact
Lukasz Jakielski
mobile +44 609 688 852
lukas@aspektyfestival.pl
Web: http://www.aspektyfestival.pl

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March 15, 2009

2009 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Call for Submissions

March 15, 2009 | By |

Jeni Wolowic presenting at VRC 2008. Photo J. Crowder.

What: The 2009 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, to be held in Philadelphia on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the AAA Meetings, is calling for submissions.
Deadline: March 20th 2009
Submissions: Visit the SVA Website to submit your abstract.

The annual Visual Research Conference takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the AAA meetings. It provides an opportunity for professional and student visual anthropologists to meet and enjoy exposure to visual works in progress. Presentations are 45 – 60 minutes in length and allow for extended viewing of visual material and discussion. There is thus much more opportunity for substantive give-and-take than in the usual AAA session. Conversations continue at lunch and dinner, and then at other SVA events and throughout the AAA meetings, creating multiple situations for networking and exchange of ideas. Members and non-members are welcome and there is no charge to attend. This is a wonderful way to meet and interact with others in the field. Presentations by members have included a CD about the classic Ax Fight film, discussions on primate behavior, Native American sign language, and the early history of ethnographic film. Much of the presentation should involve visual materials.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 20th, 2009.

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March 12, 2009

2009 Visual Research Conference: Call for Submissions!

March 12, 2009 | By |

What: The 2009 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, to be held in Philadelphia on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the AAA Meetings, is calling for submissions.
Deadline: March 20th 2009
Submissions: Visit the SVA Website to submit your abstract.

The annual Visual Research Conference takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the AAA meetings. It provides an opportunity for professional and student visual anthropologists to meet and enjoy exposure to visual works in progress. Presentations are 45 – 60 minutes in length and allow for extended viewing of visual material and discussion. There is thus much more opportunity for substantive give-and-take than in the usual AAA session. Conversations continue at lunch and dinner, and then at other SVA events and throughout the AAA meetings, creating multiple situations for networking and exchange of ideas. Members and non-members are welcome and there is no charge to attend. This is a wonderful way to meet and interact with others in the field. Presentations by members have included a CD about the classic Ax Fight film, discussions on primate behavior, Native American sign language, and the early history of ethnographic film. Much of the presentation should involve visual materials.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 20th, 2009.


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February 28, 2009

Consortium on Human Rights and Expressive Culture

February 28, 2009 | By |

Where: CUNY Hunter College
When: ongoing to 2010
Website: www.chreculture.blogspot.com.

The Consortium on Human Rights and Expressive Culture is a research initiative aimed at assessing the place of anthropology – especially the anthropology of music, dance, art, or other expressive media – in activating social change and resolving human rights issues and international conflicts.

The importance of development, globalization, ethno-national conflicts, and human rights to contemporary anthropology has revealed itself in the recent theoretical and methodological concerns of scholars and researchers. Especially within the context of contemporary wars, anthropologists struggle with ethical concerns due to the strategic and political weight of anthropological knowledge in foreign policy. The Consortium will address these concerns within the study of expressive culture (i.e. ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, food studies, etc.) and attempt to refine current theory and methodology in order to answer such central questions as:

1. How does the study of expressive culture impact our understanding of contemporary issues such as development, globalization, ethno-national conflicts, and human rights, especially in conflict zones?

2. How can ethnographic fieldwork methods affect the way in which both academia and the public see warfare and violence?

3. What is the role of expressive media in shaping nationalist movements and defining geopolitical space?

4. What is the place of expressive culture for communities in flux (i.e. migrants to urban areas, refugee populations, ethno-national diasporas?)

5. How can expressive culture act as a mediating device in conflict zones and during periods of political unrest?

Students and scholars are invited to contribute to the Consortium through participation in study groups, workshops, online discussions, and monthly meetings, which will culminate in a symposium to be held in 2010 at CUNY Hunter College. For further information, or to submit a statement of interest, send an email to chreculture@gmail.com or visit www.chreculture.blogspot.com.

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February 19, 2009

AAA 2009 Call for Poster Abstracts- “Innovations, Explorations, and End/s: Examining the Purposes and Limits of the Visual in Anthropology”

February 19, 2009 | By |

Dear colleagues, we are soliciting abstracts for the SVA’s Invited Poster
Session at the 2009 AAA Meeting in Philadelphia. As you will see from the
brief session abstract below, we are especially interested in proposals on
innovative projects and/or from emerging practitioners (so student
submissions are certainly welcome). Also please note that because the
official deadline for Invited Sessions in March 1st, abstracts (of 250 words
or less) should be emailed to Jonathan Marion (jsmarion@gmail.com) by
Wednesday, Feb. 25th for full consideration.

“Innovations, Explorations, and End/s: Examining the Purposes and Limits of
the Visual in Anthropology”

The double entendre of this year’s AAA theme, “The End/s of Anthropology”,
questions both the purposes and limits of anthropological undertakings. The
posters in this section take up these dual foci as they apply to the visual
in anthropology. We welcome poster submissions that critically address the
assumed or contested “ends” of the visual as evidence, illustration, or
subjectively biased representation, and that engage alternative viewing
practices and theory. Innovative proposals and submissions from emerging
visual practitioners are especially welcome.

Best regards,

Jonathan S. Marion
(SVA special projects)

Aaron Glass and Nancy Marie Mithlo
(SVA program committee)

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February 19, 2009

AAA 2009 Call for Abstracts- “Media-Producing Anthropologists”

February 19, 2009 | By |

Please consider submitting an abstract for consideration in the
proposed panel, Media-Producing Anthropologists, at the American
Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, December 3-7, 2009. Participants should be prepared to
screen and critique their own nonfiction visual production. Please
send abstracts to Adam Fish at rawbird@gmail.com, before March 20,
2009 with the subject heading: AAA 2009 Panel.

For more information on the conference please visit
http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/index.cfm.

Thank you,

Adam Fish
University of California, Los Angeles
Current TV, VC2 Producer

Media-Producing Anthropologists
Adam Fish, Chair/Organizer

Following the conference theme, the End/s of Anthropology, this panel
investigates a post-textual, pro-visual anthropology. What new visual
languages exist in the digital present? How does anthropological media
production exist as an effective representational strategy in an age
of amateur “democratized” media production and the hybridization of
nonfiction genres? This panel explores emergent modes of
anthropological visual media production. Panelists are media producing
anthropologists who reflexively decompress the problems of field
producing, editing, and exhibiting anthropologically illustrative
media. Our subjects are the possibilities and limitations inherent in
the use of video cameras, editing technologies, information
architectures, or narrative structures. We discuss the mechanics and
experience of media production and the architectonics that dominate
the construction of visual actualities. Recently completed or
in-development work are showcased to illustrate new methods of visual
media production in anthropology. Presentations will be highly
visible. Each panelist will criticize at least one of his or her
recorded and edited clips. As anthropological media advances astride
technological elaborations new audiences emerge and traditional
audiences change. Panelists are encouraged to connect their production
and editing choices to the modulating political economy of media
anthropology within academia and beyond.

Kate Hennessy

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February 5, 2009

The Museum of Anthropology at CSU, Chico Presents: The 25th Annual American Visions Photography Juried Exhibition

February 5, 2009 | By |

When: Competition Deadline; May 8, 2009
Where: California State University, Chico: Museum of Anthropology
Museum website: www.csuchico.edu/anth/museum
Description: Going Green

The new buzzword is sustainability.  As more people try to account for their carbon footprint, where do you stand on the green path?  Beyond preserving the planet, green simply brings one back to summer days, lush forests, new growth and verdant landscapes.  Show the judges your vision of going green – whether it be bicycles, solar panels, or the backyard garden.

The $500 Valene Smith Award for Excellence in Visual Anthropology will be given to the Best in Show.  Three honorable mentions will be recognized.

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January 21, 2009

Call for essays: Oral History and Photography – EDITED Collection

January 21, 2009 | By |

Deadline for abstracts: Jan 31. 2009

We are seeking original research essays for a collection entitled Oral History and Photography. Oral history and its diverse practical and theoretical relationships to photography are at the centre of this essay collection, which will explore the interconnections and synergies between theory, method and politics in the two fields. In their essays, the authors will consider oral history and photography as distinct but related research methods; as evidence for interpretation; and as tools for activism and social movements. The themes and questions we aim to consider are detailed below.

We seek papers that are based on original research, reflect practical experience with oral history and photography, and have not previously been published. The essays will be in English, and we encourage contributions from around the world. They should be about 6,000 words long and may include photographic images. Authors will be responsible for obtaining all rights for the publication of photographs and interviews (forms will be provided).

Deadlines:

31 Dec. 2008: Expression of interest (encouraged but not mandatory). 31 January 2009: Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to the editors, together with a short CV including contact details, and one example of previously published work in a relevant field. 30 June 2009: Acceptance letters sent to authors. 30 November 2009: Submission of papers.

Please submit all expressions of interest and abstracts/CVs to a.freund@uwinnipeg.ca
AND
Alistair.Thomson@arts.monash.edu.au
AND
with the subject line: Oral History and Photography Read More

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