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Visual Anthropology Today: Infrastructures for Seeing, Thinking and Knowing

The course gives students a thorough introduction to visual anthropology from film and photography to digital video and social media. The course participants will presented for classic and recent literature on film and photographic means, history and applications that allow them to produce, discuss and analyze the (audio) visual representations aesthetically and scientifically. The students will be introduced to visual anthropology through reading of the central methodological and analytical texts, and introduced to a variety of new, specific examples of participatory opportunities that digital anthropology and new media offer in social science research.

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    


The exam is a practical product (e.g. a video, website or leaflet) and a critical report. The report is to be handed in online after the course has ended.

The critical report of has to be 5-6 standard pages and it should explain the profile of the product in relation to a relevant academic discussion, a theoretical perspective or an academic tradition, giving reasons for the choices that have been made and placing them in an academic context.  

The product may be produced by a group of up to five students, but it must be possible to assess the contribution of each individual student in the group.  

Admission Requirements

Course Specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.   


Exchange students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Langauge proficiency

You can read more about admission here


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