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Message posted on 19/02/2018

EYE & MIND: Visual Anthropology Track: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS MARCH 1, 2018

Dear all,

Below you find info about the Eye & Mind Visual Anthropology Track for students looking for a Master's Degree with this specialisation. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

Best wishes,

Christian Suhr

Filmmaker and Assistant Professor

Coordinator of the EYE & MIND MA Programme in Visual Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Moesgaard, 8270 Hoejbjerg, Denmark

Email: suhr@cas.au.dk, Tel: +45 31600031, http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/suhr@cas.au.dk


EYE & MIND—Visual Anthropology Track—DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS MARCH 1, 2018

Master's Degree Programme in Anthropology at Aarhus University

http://eyeandmind.dk

The Visual Anthropology Track was established in 2014 at Moesgaard Museum and Aarhus University as part of 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 Visual Anthropology Track is one of three specializations of the Master’s Degree programme in Anthropology, AU. The new museum site of Moesgaard provides a window through which students, film- and exhibition-makers can enter directly into dialogue with the broad public. Furthermore, the museum provides a unique public laboratory for experimenting with diverse methodologies and technologies of representation. This is 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 2014 the new museum building was 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 Visual Anthropology Track.

WHY VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY?

Anthropologists are increasingly recognizing the need to broaden the scope of their methodology and analytical expression. Traditional academic representations in the form of written articles or monographs excel in their ability to provide insights into the cultural practices, norms, rules and institutions by which people live. But to engage fully with the complexities of social life, anthropology needs alternative academic languages that allow researchers to explore the role of perception, imagination and emotion in human interaction.

New social media and audiovisual technologies of communication offer unique possibilities for engaging and bringing into dialogue the whole of the human sensorium and imaginative capacities. Public institutions, private organizations and academia are increasingly demanding audiovisual methods that can facilitate cross-cultural analysis, dialogue and imagination. The overall aim of the Visual Anthropology Track is to qualify students of anthropology and related disciplines to take on the task of audiovisual research, consultancy and communication in the contemporary world.

The Visual Anthropology Track equips students of anthropology with special skills in audiovisual analysis and communication. In addition to specific themes in visual anthropology, students attend courses in general anthropological debates and methodologies. This grounding in broad theoretical debates allows students to engage in audiovisual communication of relevance beyond the specialized field of visual anthropology.

Throughout the programme students produce a number of visual anthropological presentations culminating in the production of a thesis comprised of a visual anthropological product (film, photography, museum installation, multimedia) and a written part with further methodological, analytical and representational reflections. Through ongoing engagement in audiovisual communication, students receive skills in operating video cameras, sound recording, video editing as well as practical experience in designing and managing audiovisual projects.

VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY TRACK: COURSES

• Advanced Anthropological Theory, 1. semester


• Camera as Cultural Critique: Intensive hands-on camera and editing, 1. semester

• History of Ethnographic Film: Theory in Practice, 1. semester

• Audiovisual and Collaborative Research Design, 1. semester

• Anthropological Methods, 2. semester


• Audiovisual Methods Workshop, 2. semester


• Visual Anthropological Fieldwork, 2-3 semester


• Advanced Anthropological Analysis, 3. semester

• Film Editing and Analysis Workshop, 3. semester

• Product Thesis, 4. Semester

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

• Visual Wednesdays (film screenings and lectures)


• DOX:ACADEMY at CPH:DOX


AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS

Ton Otto, Christian Vium, 
Karen Waltorp, Malthe Lehrmann,
 Susanne Højlund, Christian Suhr (coordinator)


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


• A bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Aarhus University (AU) or the University of Copenhagen (KU).


• A bachelor’s degree with at least 45 ECTS-points in anthropology (i.e. 75% of a full-time academic year of study).


TUITION FEES FOR NON-EU/EEA/SWISS CITIZENS

Students from Denmark and the EU are not required to pay tuition fee for the graduate programme in Visual Anthropology.
Annual tuition fees for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens is Euro 9,100 (60 ECTS).

HOW TO APPLY


Study Centre Arts, tel: +45 87161087, studiecenter.arts.aarhus@au.dk


http://kandidat.au.dk/en/

http://kandidat.au.dk/en/guidance/

http://kandidat.au.dk/en/anthropology/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 1.

• Commencement of studies: September 1.

• Duration of program:2 years / 120ECTS.

SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Christian Suhr, tel: +45 31600031, suhr@cas.au.dk

http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/suhr@cas.au.dk

FURTHER INFO ABOUT THE VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY TRACK AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY

http://eyeandmind.dk

https://www.facebook.com/Eye-and-Mind-Laboratory- for-Visual-Anthropology-243778592769163/

https://www.facebook.com/visualwednesdays

http://cas.au.dk/en/about-the- school/departments/anthropology/

http://kandidat.au.dk/en/anthropology/


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