Summer School 2016 in Athens: 'Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes'

Instead of offering a summer program in Leiden this year, we are collaborating with the Athens-based Summer School of 'Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes'.

The Netherlands Institute at Athens and the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival 'Ethnofest" are happy to announce the Summer School 2016 "Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes" organised in collaboration with staff from Leiden University, Free University of Amsterdam (VU) and other Dutch and Greek universities.

About the course
Nowadays, visual anthropology has become an almost indispensable tool for anyone engaging in ethnographic research, visual analysis, studies of material culture or critical engagements with cinema, photography and other forms of cultural display.

This intensive course will take place from July 6th to July 29th and will accept applications from outstanding last year BA, Master & 1st year PhD students in Social/Political Sciences and Humanities.

The aim of the seminar is to give students the experience of filming in a highly diverse and multi-layered urban setting, present the product (film) of their research in Athens in a special section in the Athens Ethnographic Film Festival (November 2016), and have an overview of current debates and research topics in visual anthropology and ethnography. By participating and learning the filming and production process, the students gain practical experience in the new context, use their skills, make new contacts and learn how to present their findings within wider local and global processes.

For more information on the course and the application form please consult the NIA website, or contact, or the Ethnogest website,

Deadline for application: 25 May 2016.

The number of participants is limited (max. 30 students), so we encourage those interested to register early!

Leiden Visual Ethnography MA Program
Students participating in this summer program fulfill the visual methods training requirement needed for admission into the MA program in Visual Ethnography at Leiden University. Be sure to indicate your intentions to pursue the MA in your application to the summer school as a limited number of spots are reserved for students intending to pursue this program.