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|About||The Anthro Screening Room is an initiative for all with a love for visual anthropology. We organise monthly meetings with documentaries and debates.|
|Mission||Our mission is to connect UvA anthropology students with the teachers through the medium of visual anthropology. Let's bring a little bit of het Spinhuis back, and join us for monthly documentaries and debates.|
Anthropology Screening Room:
Visual anthropology can help opening up the boundaries of academia, by bringing new elements into our theoretical discussions and by strengthening our interactions with non-academics, including informants. What are the opportunities of integrating visual methods in anthropological research? How can we use film productively as output in alliance with text? What are the institutional limits to do so, and how can we stretch them?
The Anthropology Screening Room aims at fostering a space in the AISSR and in the Anthropology Department to reflect on visual methods in anthropology. We want to share and reflect on questions such as: what does film / text do to anthropology? How do the narratives and media we use as anthropologist shape the ‘fields’ we attempt to study? To engage with these questions and more, we have prepared a film screening agenda around topics and concerns.
The Anthropology Screening Room is now organized by Anja Hiddinga, Chris Hellwig, Ildikó Plájás, Marijn Kraak, Sanderien Verstappen and Winona Boomkens. If you’d like to join the group, organize a meeting, or have suggestions for future topics, please let us know (ANTHROSCREENINGROOM-FMG@uva.nl)