On 1-2 June 2017 a symposium bringing together the work of anthropologists, ethnomusicologists, and ethnographic filmmakers will be held at Aarhus University. From Fridolin to the Digital Age – The Visual Anthropology of Ethnomusicology will showcase different projects that contribute to the further development of two areas of anthropological research at Aarhus University:
- Research that acknowledges the main implications of the so-called ‘anthropology of the senses’, often related to phenomenological approaches, when it comes to practice-based research; and
- The ways in which notions of visual anthropology and ethnographic film may contribute to such research.
The symposium is based on the work of scholars as well as practitioners in the field of ethnomusicology and ethnographic film. Speakers include symposium organisers Peter I Crawford, who will be presenting on his work with the long-term Reef Islands Ethnographic Film Project (Solomon Islands), and Sebastian Lowe, who will discuss the potential of experimental film as a method of ethnographic enquiry into taonga pūoro in Aotearoa New Zealand.