The Nordic Eye (and Mind) meets the South. Visual Anthropology and Cultural Critique in the Nordic Countries and in Northern Cameroon
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
26-28 August 2019
Organised by Peter I. Crawford (Department of Social Sciences, UiT) and
Rossella Ragazzi (The Arctic University Museum of Norway)
One may argue that the birth of visual anthropology in the Nordic countries was marked by the foundation of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) in the mid-1970s, around twenty Nordic anthropology institutions, universities and museums, joining forces to promote the use of the film medium in research, teaching and public information. The term visual anthropology was not even widely in use at the time, and there were no degree courses at any university in the Nordic countries, and very few in the world. The anthropology departments in Tromsø and Aarhus were both founding members of NAFA. More than forty years later this symposium is celebrating the success, academically and otherwise, of visual anthropology and ethnographic film in the Nordic countries by bringing together scholars from or related to these two existing fortresses of visual anthropology, using film and other visual media in their research as well as offering international master programmes. Collaboration has always been a key issue in all this, perhaps most clearly seen in the way that UiT for many years has helped develop similar activities and programmes in Cameroon and Mali. The symposium thus forms an encounter of different ways of conceptualising visual anthropology and the diverse manners in which visual media are used in anthropological research.
Link to register for the event: https://egencia.qondor.com/ParticipantWeb/Registration/92548