The MediaLab of the Institute of Anthropology is a center for education and experimentation with multimedia. It offers training in audio-visual methods and can be used by staff and students to work on their own research and creative dialogue related to audio, video and images. It provides its users with workstations with the latest equipment and film editing software and encourages students to consider ways of incorporating multimedia throughout their study, from complete documentaries to shorter projects, incorporating multimedia in assignments.
The MediaLab also hosts a film archive that includes a wide variety of documentaries and feature films from around the globe. We will organize regular film screenings and discussions.
Institutes & Archives
- Medialab am Exzellenzcluster, Universität Heidelberg
- Tasveer Ghar- A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Visual Culture
- 'Reel to Real' is a sound curating project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, designed to catalogue, digitise and make available online, in gallery spaces and beyond the Pitt Rivers Museum's unique archival field recordings. The content of the recordings ranges from spirits singing in the rainforests of the Central African Republic to children's songs and games in playgrounds throughout Europe.
The project website includes information about and playlists from all of the Museum's original ethnographic recordings, video and interview resources, ethnomusicology seminars, our SoundCloud account and much more.
- Centre for Media and Film Studies SOAS
- The Institute of Network Cultures is a media research centre that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications and online dialogue. The INC was founded in 2004 by media theorist Geert Lovink, following his appointment as professor within the Institute of Interactive Media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam).
- A student-led online community based at the Centre for Media and Film Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Groups & Newsletters
- Society for Visual Anthropology - Section of the American Anthropological Association
- Visual Anthropology Group on Facebook
- Anthropology Matters newsletter
- VISCOM - a discussion list 'devoted to an exploration of all aspects of visual communication'
Subscriptions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PHOTOHST - a discussion list focusing more narrowly on photography and photographic history.
Subscriptions to: email@example.com
- Online seminars of the media anthropology mailing list with the papers and the comments.
- The International Visual Sociology Association
- Anthropology blog newspaper
- Audio-visual and media anthropology archive (Spanish - with videos)
Methods & Literature
- Visual Ethnography Journal
- Article on visual anthropology by Jay Ruby
- Articles on how to deconstruct video advertisements, print advertisements, how to think critically.
- Recommendations of books works regarded as innovative and valuable in the formation of new approaches to the social sciences
- Leiden Anthropology Blog
- Explorations and experiments in visual representations- ethnographic film, photography, visual media (maintained by Steven C. Fedorowicz - cultural anthropologist, visual anthropologist, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kansai Gaidai University, Japan)
- Alexander Knorr’s blog focused on technology- computer and internet technology, gaming culture.
- Sut Jhully, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF)