Audio Visual Methods in Collaborative Archaeology: Exploring the Politics of Heritage
Date: 21-30 March 2024
Location: Netherlands Institute in Athens
Credits: 4 ECT
Audio-visual applications are nowadays broadly used in heritage and museum studies, fostering communication between researchers and visitors as well as the promotion of heritage sites and museum collections. Furthermore, as digital media has become increasingly affordable and accessible, visual representation is expanding across several dimensions in archaeology, becoming a prominent tool of analysis and collaboration within the discipline. By discussing the available methodological tools and critically reflecting on their application, this intensive course focuses on how such tools can be incorporated ethically into collaborative archaeological research. For this, the program includes a basic introductory course on audio-visual methods in one of the most challenging urban landscapes of Europe, where archaeology and the politics of heritage management intersect in unique ways. During this course, participants will collaboratively produce short multimedia works, such as clip-films or essay films, featuring alternative archaeological narratives about the many relationships between the people, archaeological materiality, and discourse.
Credits: ARCHON members can receive 4 ECTs for attending the course and handing in the final assignment. Assessment will be handled by the course organisers.
Registration: Register by using the form on the website before 9 February 2024. There is a limited amount of bursaries available from ARCHON to cover travel costs, consisting of 300 euros each. The criteria for selecting students will take into account inclusivity and diversity; therefore, self-funded applicants, or applicants from the Global South (for example) will be prioritized. Please inform the organizers if you want to apply for an ARCHON bursary.