The Netherlands Institute at Athens, the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival "Ethnofest" and the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) are happy to announce the Summer School 2017 "Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes" organized in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ethnography of Panteion University and staff from other Dutch and Greek universities.
The BA course Visual Methods is a hands-on training in the use of photography, sound and video for anthropological research. During this course you will make a short film. This course is a requirement for the MA track 'Visual Ethnography as a Method'.
This special track is a methodological option, embedded within the regular Masters’ specialisations. It qualifies students for the use of audio-visual methods as a part of anthropological research.
The film ‘Over leven in Aarlanderveen’ that Marleen Oostenrijk made for her MA project, will be screened 22-28 February at the local television station Studio Alphen. It portrays the liveability of the village Aarlanderveen and what it means to its residents.
Instead of offering a summer programme in Leiden this year (2016), we are collaborating with the Athens-based Summer School of "Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes.” Students participating in this summer programme fulfill the visual methods training requirement needed for admission into the MA programme in Visual Ethnography at Leiden University.
‘Fighting for Nothing to Happen’, the first film of anthropologist Nora Wildenauer, received the Best Graduate Student Film Award at the American Society for Visual Anthropology Film&Media Festival in Denver.
Visual Ethnography graduate Ildikó Plájás received the Best documentary award in the student competition at the international Astra Film Festival in Romania.