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New course on Multimedia archives: critical approaches

News: Oct 26, 2018


“Multimedia archives: critical approaches” is a new course in critical archive theory focusing multimedia archives. The cours has been formed by the Archives cluster, Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) and the Dept of Cultural Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and scholars at UCL and UCLA. The course comes out of research initiated by CCHS Archives cluster, by Astrid von Rosens guest research stay at UCL and UCLA, and Anna Sextons (UCL) guest research stay at the University of Gothenburg.

The archive is among of the most important phenomena in an increasingly digital world. This course critically approaches the outstanding factors and challenges of multimedia archives. It emphasizes the importance of engaging multimedia archives in relation to processes of knowledge production and the formation, articulation, and distribution of individual and collective identity, memory, and cultural values. Archival activism, participatory approaches, radical empathy in the archives and the body as archive are examples of themes within the course.

The course draws on historically grounded and cutting-edge critical debates and key concepts from international archival research. In particular, the course charters new border-crossing approaches within a critical framework that offers specific insights into engagement with multimedia archives.

Potential students are those with educational background in, and/or practical experience from art, photo, music, sound, moving image, film, media, games, performance, dance, theatre, hybrid forms of creativity, as well as from the archive sector.

More information and how to apply to the course here.

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Page Manager: Jenny Högström Berntson|Last update: 2/26/2018
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