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Workshop: A Comparative Perspective on Multispecies Ethnography and Filmmaking in the Field

17 March 2015, 10:00 - 13:00

Speaker: Natasha Fijn

This workshop will explore how observational filmmaking can be used as a tool within research, particularly in conjunction with multispecies ethnography.

Abstract

This workshop will explore how observational filmmaking can be used as a tool within research, particularly in conjunction with multispecies ethnography. The workshop will compare how the filmmaking approach is dependent upon a particular field location and according to context. Filmic examples within the workshop will be derived from Natasha Fijn’s human-animal related research amongst remote herding communities in the Khangai Mountains of Mongolia and within a Yolngu homeland in northeast Arnhem Land, Australia.

Reading material:

Fijn, N. (2012) ‘A multi-species etho-ethnographic approach to filmmaking’ Humanities Research 18 (1), 71-88.

Available at: http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ch054.pdf

Bio

Natasha Fijn's research encompasses the ecological humanities and within anthropology, the exciting subdisciplines of visual anthropology and human-animal studies. Her multispecies ethnography has been based in the Khangai Mountains of Mongolia and Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Her recent postdoctoral research explored the connections between Yolngu and significant totemic animals, such as crocodiles, honeybees, dogs and snakes through both text and observational filmmaking.

Hosted by: Arctic Domus and Anthropology Department

Venue: G04 (Annexe), Edward Wright Building, 10:00-13:00


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