Course | Winter school
Winter School: Digital Visual Engagements in Anthropological Research
- Monday 24 January 2022 - Friday 4 February 2022
- Winter School: Digital Visual Engagements in Anthropological Research
The ERC consolidator project Food Citizens? Collective food procurement in European cities: solidarity and diversity, skills and scale (2017-2022) will organize a winter school on visual and collaborative methods in anthropological research at Leiden University’s Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology
For graduate students in the social sciences and humanities
The winter school builds upon and disseminates the project’s methodological toolkit for ethnographic research with collective food procurement networks, namely citizens’ initiatives in the area of foraging, short food chains and local food governance. It is aimed at graduate students in the social sciences and humanities who are trained in field research (Masters, Research Masters and 1st year Ph.D. candidates). The goal of the school is to help develop their interests and skills in multimodal anthropology, comparative perspectives and collaborative research (including audiovisual methods) by building on the work conducted by the project team over the last four years. Please consult our project website www.foodcitizens.eu to find out more about the topic and methodology of our research. The school is co-directed by Cristina Grasseni and Federico De Musso.
About the programme
The winter school aims to train and supervise a maximum of 10 participants to plan and execute five short research projects over two weeks, working in pairs and using collaborative and audiovisual methods. The Food Citizens? team will teach modules with a special focus on collective and interactive research processes and research ethics, including participant observation, anthropology at home, cultural mapping, ethnographic photography, and video and digital documentary. Previous film-making experience is not required. Understanding and (some) experience of ethnographic fieldwork-based research is a prerequisite. The modules are designed to reflect on hands-on methodologies fostering collaboration among field-researchers. We encourage graduate students and researchers who are planning to work in collaboration with peers, for example within a research team or in larger research projects, to flag this up in their application. (You may indicate if you would prefer to participate as a pair/group. If circumstances allow we will do our best but do not guarantee to accommodate such requests, within a maximum number of 10 participants in total). The participants will present their project/artefact at the Food Citizens? Conference on Friday 4th February 2022. The conference will profile the Food Citizens? project’s research outcomes to a broad audience of researchers and stakeholders.
The applications for this winter school have closed. For other information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD CITIZENS? Conference: 4 February 2022
Conference of the ERC Consolidator project Food Citizens?
Collective food procurement in European cities: solidarity and diversity, skills and scale
The Conference will disseminate the team's research in Rotterdam, Turin and Gdańsk and present the student projects of the winter school Digital Visual Engagements in Anthropological Research. More information about registration on the Food Citizens? Conference page.