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This event features a series of presentations, roundtables and workshop on visual research methods and their application, opportunities and challenges in Arts and Humanities.

It has been curated and organised by Dr Estrella Sendra, Lecturer in Culture Media and Creative Industries Education (Festivals and Events), from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, and supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

It brings together practitioners, artistic researchers and innovative educators in order to share and exchange practices. It aims to inspire innovative research design, making it more inclusive and accessible. It seeks to offer tools and guidance to postgraduate researchers and early career researchers to conduct research in Arts and Humanities, enhancing the audiviosual opportunities of photography and video.

It thus invites researchers to challenge and contest the privileged position of the written ‘text’, when this is just understood as the written word. Ultimately, it encourages more self-reflexivity, by embracing positionality and emphasising effect. It thus has a decolonising potential, offering diverse and inclusive ways of producing, disseminating and accessing research.

This event is open to all postgraduate researchers, particularly LAHP PhD candidates, as well as early career researchers from partner institutions affiliated to King’s College London, SOAS, University of London, and Learning on Screen. However, due to the venue capacity and the interactive dimension of the sessions, places are limited to 45 participants, so registration is needed through the Eventbrite pages for each of the events. Participants are welcome to register in as many events as desired, as long as there’s space for it.

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Registration: Eventbrite page here. The is a two-day programme and includes:

Day one (23rd March):

  • Introduction programme
  • Film in/as Research: a presentation by Dr Estrella Sendra (King’s College London) and Lily Ford (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Photography in/as Research: a presentation by Dr Meghan Peterson (King’s College London)

  • Decolonising Research through Film: a multi-modal roundtable with the Screen Worlds collective (SOAS, University of London)

Day two (24th March):

  • Copyright considerations, fair and creative (re)use: a workshop by Bartolomeo Meletti (Learning on Screen)
  • Video-Essays: An overview of their production and dissemination: a workshop by Dr Estrella Sendra (King’s College London)

It will be held in person in the REACH space (Research and Engagement in the Arts, Culture and Humanities) at King’s College London on 23 and 24 March 2023.

The events will be recorded, allowing participants outside of London or unable to attend, to benefit from the initiative once it has already taken place. They will be uploaded to the CMCI Research Blog and CMCI YouTube Channel.

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This event series is supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).