20 April 2021

Summer School on Visual Anthropology 2021: Urgent Multimodal Ethnographies of Greece

The Netherlands Institute at Athens in collaboration with staff from the department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology of the University of Leiden, the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Free University Amsterdam (VU) organize an intensive four-week course on visual anthropology. The vision of the school is based on the idea to participate each time anthropologically in a small collaborative community project, in which all students will be able to offer a part of the ethnographic mosaic through various multimodal methodologies.

Every year the summer school will be taking place in a new location in Greece in collaboration with a local network in order to produce an urgent multimodal ethnography project which will be mainly authored by the students, staff and interlocutors. The urgency of each topic and location is related to an evaluation of the circumstances and the social dynamics that our research collaborators bring to focus each year. Our aim is to bring together ethnography and multimodal methodologies with the urgent political matters of our post-covid era.

This first year the summer school will take place on the island of Skyros where a large onshore wind turbine project is being planned against the wishes of the local community and municipality. By following this local struggle we intend to examine the effects of a possible industrialization of the island.

For more information please check:

Link to announcement on the Greek site.

Link to announcement on the Dutch site.