[URBANTH-L] FW: The Global City and Media Ethnography: Registration extended to April, 10,2007

Allen Feldman af31 at nyu.edu
Fri May 18 20:17:00 EDT 2007

Due to a last minute cancellation we still have one slot currently open from
our 15  student enrollment limit.

The Global City and Media Ethnography: Practice-led Research and  the
Critical Ethnography of the Senses.

Summer  Study Abroad

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Dates: June 17 - July 7, 2007
Application Deadline: extended

The Department of Culture and Communication, in collaboration with the
Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Faculty of Applied
Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology, present a three-week study abroad
program in practice-led media research and the political /critical
ethnography of the senses. The curriculum is aimed at graduate students from
diverse disciplines who want to explore creative media practice as a
participatory research methodology. The summer school brings together a
multi-national cohort of core and visiting scholars/practitioners/artists
who engage the theories and methods of multiplex media and sensory
ethnography, visual culture, performance studies, through the linked topics
of transcultural and trans-local processes, diaspora identities, the post
colonial and human rights. This course provides students with theoretical
and practical grounding in multi-sited action research in trans-cultural and
transnational settings. Through social historical and trans-cultural
ethnographic perspectives practice-led pedagogy promotes an historically
self- reflexive contextual and political  understanding of the use of media
for the conduct and dissemination of research and the creation of social
knowledge.  Practice-led research overcomes divisions between social theory
and action-research, and between creative practice and evidence-based

Through theory-building seminars, project development clinics, multimedia
lab instruction, and one-to-one advisement, students are enabled in the
design and development of practice-based M.A.- and Ph.D.-level research
projects, combining text and visual-audio media artifacts across a variety
of platforms, including video, photography and digital imaging, and
networked environments.

The Summer School is located at the Irish Photographic Centre in Dublin's
Temple Bar Cultural Quarter, comprising 28 acres of historical architecture
dedicated to arts, media, culture, and entertainment.

Themes and Topics

·     Transcultural Geographies of the Gaze and the Auditory
·     Politics and Ethics of Multi-Sited Fieldwork

·      Mapping Mediascapes

·      Sensory Formations of  Modernity

·      Cultural Anesthesia, Human Rights and Structural

·      Body, Mediacy and Violence

·       New Media, Memory and the Politics of the Virtual

·      The Aesthetics  and Ethics of Evidence

·      Reading/Performing/Politicizing  the Archive

·     Translating/Transcribing Cross-Sensory Fieldwork

6 Points. Offered through the Department of Media, Culture and
Communication, New York University

Selected Core  Faculty:
Allen Feldman, Co-director, (MA PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Graduate
Faculty, New School for Social Research), Associate Professor Department of
Culture and Communication, New York University.

Áine O¹Brien Co-director, (PhD, Modern Studies Program, University of
Wisconsin - Milwaukee); Director: Centre for Transcultural Research and
Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Glenn Jordan, (PhD,  Anthropology, University of Chicago) Reader in Cultural
Studies in the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries

Roshini Kempadoo MFA, Senior Lecturer In Media Production Media and Cultural
Studies, University of London.

Advisory Faculty

Susan Buck Morss (MA, Yale University, PhD,  European Intellectual History,
Georgetown University), Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Theory
in the Department of Government, and a member of the graduate fields of
German Studies and History of Art, Cornell University.

Nicholas Mirzoeff (PhD ,Art History, University of Warwick) Professor,
Visual Culture Program, New York University

C. Nadia Seremetakis, (MA, Sociology New York University,  MA PhD, Cultural
Anthropology, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research) Anthropology
Editor, New Sociology, Athens, Greece.

Paul Stoller (MA, PhD Anthropology, University of Austin, Texas), Professor
of Anthropology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania.


Tuition: $992 per credit point (6 points) plus registration fees.

Accommodations: approximately $1550, Trinity College, Dublin (breakfast

Activities: approximately $250

Travel: Round-trip airfares to New York City and Dublin approximately
$500-$800 (students make reservations individually)

Thank you for your inquiry; most of your questions are discussed below in
the FAQ section below.

I have attached a schedule of seminars, media labs and events from last year
that will give  you an idea of the curriculum and structure of the summer
school. There will be some minor sequencing and staff changes this summer.
This years dates are June 17 to July 7th, 2007.

For More Information:
Professor Allen Feldman, Department of Culture and Communication, The
Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, NY 10003-6680:
212-998-5096; email: af31 at nyu.edu.

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