Events calendar

RAI Film Online Roundtable: Merging horizons
Thursday 25 April 2024, 04:00pm - 06:00pm
Hits : 1002
by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Film Roundtable

A VIRTUAL EVENT BY THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Thursday 25 April 2024, 4-6pm BST

To join us via Zoom, register here 

 
 
Michael Yorke typing up his fieldwork notes in 1973. The location is the village of Dubil, Singhbhum District of what is now the Jharkhand State of India.



Merging horizons:
visual anthropology, indigenous communities
and the work of online media archives

Chair:
Aparna Sharma (UCLA)

Discussants:
Michael York (filmmaker and anthropologist),
Hercules Singh Munda (Edinburgh)
and Arpit Gaind (UCLA)

 

This roundtable considers strategies for how visual anthropologists and indigenous communities can work together to develop sustainable community media archives.

Historically, indigenous communities have had limited to no access to the text, photographs, films and videos about themselves, which have been produced by visual anthropologists. However, the emergence of online archiving has the potential to offer at least some redress this problem.

In this seminar we will introduce and discuss the co-production of a recent website: https://michaelyorke.org/.  Based on fifty years of fieldwork materials by anthropologist and filmmaker, Michael Yorke, among the Raj Gond and Ho Adivasi people in India, the indigenous linguist, Hercules Singh Munda, designed and built the website as a platform for making this work accessible for these communities.

While the internet offers wide potential for enhancing access to anthropological film and video, both contemporary and historical, there remain questions of ethical practice pertaining to the ownership and authorship of knowledge, funding and the promotion of sustainable archives built on principles of fair use. What forms of dialogue and collaboration can visual anthropologists undertake to make the media they produce or promote accessible to the communities they are about?

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Your support makes all the difference to the RAI

The RAI needs your support. We are an independent charity dedicated to anthropology. Please can you help us with our essential work by making a donation today. With your support we can continue to deliver our inspiring online events programme and run our flagship events (London Anthropology Day, the RAI Film Festival and our international conferences). We can continue our essential support of anthropological research, to care for our archive, manuscript and photo collections and develop our education programmes to create globally informed citizens. Thank you for your interest in this event, we appreciate you supporting the RAI.

To make a donation
Donate with PayPal
Or send a Text Message to add a donation to your monthly mobile phone bill or pay as you credit :
• Text RAISE 3 to 70085 for a one-off donation of £3
• Text RAISE 5 to 70085 for a one-off donation of £5
• Text RAISE 10 to 70085 for a one-off donation of £10
• Text RAISE to 70460 to set up a regular gift of £3 each month, helping fund our vital work long term.

For more information and terms & conditions please go to: https://www.therai.org.uk/support-us/donate 

Have you considered becoming an RAI Fellow? https://www.therai.org.uk/joining 
Many people from all over the world are affiliated to the RAI. We welcome anyone with an interest in the subject, whether working in an academic institution or not. Our affiliates include academic specialists, students, those working in fields where anthropology has practical applications, and those whose interest is captured by the subject matter of anthropology.

Want to hear more about the RAI's upcoming events? You can sign up to our mailing list here:
https://us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=94e3bf4c82be9b8d19299eb8a&id=f6438860ac