The FVA Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow kicks off the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference at Temple University. We have a full two days of panels, installations, roundtables, and workshops that we hope will advance a collective discussion on collaboration, innovation, and public engagement within visual scholarship.

On Friday, we are proud to host a keynote presentation from Krista Harper, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and recent co-author of Participatory Visual and Digital Methods. Her talk titled, “Studying and Transforming Urban Environments through Participatory Visual and Digital Research,” will explore how visual and digital research methods, such as PhotoVoice and participatory mapping, provide new ways for anthropologists to forge knowledge about urban environments. 2:00pm Weigley Room (Gladfelter 914)

Join us after the keynote presentation on Friday for our culminating event–a tour of PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s public access television network and community media center. Come learn more about PhillyCAM’s work with local communities and the fight for public access programming! Food and drinks to follow. 4:30pm at 699 Ranstead.

Learn more about PhillyCAM and public access in Philadelphia here.

Click here for more conference information 


2014 FVA: Beyond the Lens

   Design by Gina Tibbott


This year’s FVA conference theme is “Beyond the Lens”

The conference will be held on April 3-4, 2014 at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

The Visual Anthropology Society at Temple (VAST) is pleased to announce the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology Conference theme: Beyond the Lens. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together research that moves beyond academic and institutional environments and enhances public scholarship through participatory methods, engaged ethnography, and interdisciplinary collaboration. We encourage innovative approaches to new media research and digital and experimental methods. Submissions may also involve explorations beyond the visual medium, such as sensory ethnography, embodiment studies, spatial analyses, and soundscapes. We welcome submissions from established scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates, as well as community organizers and professionals in a broad range of fields.

The 2014 FVA conference will also feature a Student Film Festival with awards presented to the best super-short, short, and feature-length films.

Project formats may include (but are not limited to): Film, Photography, Visual and Performance Art, Posters, and Paper Presentations.

The deadline for submissions is February 3, 2014.

Click here for the conference submission form.

VAST 2013 Fall Schedule

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