Hungary, Budapest

Fields of Vision: Memory, Identity, and Images of the Past

when 27 June 2019 - 5 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 300

This course focuses on the construction of memory and identity narratives through images. Its seminars and workshops are designed to complement each other while developing participants’ abilities to analyze and communicate with and through images which is a required competency nowadays both inside and outside of the academia. The course explores narrative constructions of personal and collective identities and representations of the past (particularly the traumatic events of the twentieth century) by addressing works made in various media – modern art, documentary and fiction film, TV broadcasts, multimedia and web-based projects.

The study of images generated, circulated, and stored on a variety of media, and their social embeddedness takes many forms. Our course enhances participants’ skills for decoding the changing mechanisms of meaning-making and new practices of image production, interpretation, and social use.

Our program brings together theoretical and methodological courses on various media with practice-based discussions which include workshops by an internationally acknowledged documentary filmmaker and a prominent visual artist. During the seminars and workshops the participants also discuss dilemmas brought by participatory media, new practices of curating, and interactive media production. The intensive program targets advanced graduate students and junior faculty who seek to acquire new interpretative skills in a creative interdisciplinary environment. The participants are expected to apply the new knowledge in their own future work on designing new courses, developing new collaborative research projects, and also start creative artistic projects dealing with historical materials.

Course leader

Oksana Sarkisova, Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives of the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Target group

Applications are invited from advanced graduate students, junior and post-doctoral researchers, and early career scholars worldwide.

Course aim

This course focuses on the construction of memory and identity narratives through images. Its seminars and workshops are designed to complement each other while developing participants’ abilities to analyze and communicate with and through images which is a required competency nowadays both inside and outside of the academia. The course explores narrative constructions of personal and collective identities and representations of the past (particularly the traumatic events of the twentieth century) by addressing works made in various media – modern art, documentary and fiction film, TV broadcasts, multimedia and web-based projects.

The study of images generated, circulated, and stored on a variety of media, and their social embeddedness takes many forms. Our course enhances participants’ skills for decoding the changing mechanisms of meaning-making and new practices of image production, interpretation, and social use.

Our program brings together theoretical and methodological courses on various media with practice-based discussions which include workshops by an internationally acknowledged documentary filmmaker and a prominent visual artist. During the seminars and workshops the participants also discuss dilemmas brought by participatory media, new practices of curating, and interactive media production. The intensive program targets advanced graduate students and junior faculty who seek to acquire new interpretative skills in a creative interdisciplinary environment. The participants are expected to apply the new knowledge in their own future work on designing new courses, developing new collaborative research projects, and also start creative artistic projects dealing with historical materials.

Credits info

1.5 EC
CEU Summer University awards a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course. In order to gain this certificate, participants will be expected to attend and actively participate in all classes and complete assignments required by the course.

Fee info

EUR 300: payable until May 25, 2019
EUR 270: payable until April 30, 2019

Scholarships

The course is generously funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and accommodation), we may be able to offer a limi