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ReCNTR Launch

Thursday 24 March 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Image taken from Elizabeth Chin’s Laboratory of Speculative Ethnology

ReCNTR is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on promoting multimodal and audiovisual research methods in social science and the humanities. It is supported by the institutes of Cultural Anthropology, Political Science and by the Center of the Arts in Society at Leiden University.

The Centre is premised on the acknowledgement of a “post-textual turn” in our disciplines, and ambitions to promote practices of making in a novel economy of knowledge production. It is aimed at bringing together researchers around the idea that making—as in filmmaking, photographing, drawing, etc.—are forms of thinking, and thus important methodologies for social science and humanities. “Making” is not understood as separate from, or in dialogue with, scientific work, but as a practice and methodology of scientific work. The Centre’s concrete mission is thus to provide a space—both physical and intellectual—for established and emerging scholars in the social sciences and humanities dispersed within and outside Leiden University, as well as artists and makers interested in engaging with social science and humanities, in order to facilitate the development of this new research agenda.

Screenshot of The Sasha, Maria Molina Peiró (2019)

The launch event will feature presentations by Elizabeth Chin (Art Center College of Design, Pasadena) and Maria Molina Peiró, (Filmmaker and visual artist). Julian Ross, Mark Westmoreland and Francesco Ragazzi will say a few words of introduction. A small reception will take place after the event.

ReCNTR launch poster
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