CEE | Center for Experimental Ethnography
On December 21st 2020, audiences joined undergraduate and graduate students in Dr. Kristina Lyons's course, ANTH 310 Transdisciplinary Environmental Humanities, as well as their collaborators in Colombia. During this event, they presented the digital platform they have been building throughout the semster. The platform focuses on four environmental justice struggles from the perspective of communities and citizen-led initiatives in Bogotá, Chocó, and Colombia's páramos and Amazon. The project was funded by the CEE and is the part of the keystone course for the new environmental humanities minor and was cross-listed with LALS.
Wahzmah Osman is an Assistant Professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production. Her book analyzes the impact of international funding and cross-border media flows on the national politics of Afghanistan. Her research is rooted in feminist media ethnographies that focus on the political economy of global media industries and the regimes of representation and visual culture they produce. Her critically acclaimed documentary, "Postcards from Tora Bora," has been shown in festivals around the world.
The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication is proud to present A CARGC Book Talk Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists featuring Wazhmah Osman, Temple University with Discussant Deborah A. Thomas, University of Pennsylvania.
Thursday, December 10 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Experimental Ethnography, Cinema and Media Studies, Middle East Center, and South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania
“It’s after the end of the world, don’t you know that yet?”
– Sun Ra
How do you archive something that hasn’t happened yet? What would an archive of the end of the world look like?
On December 3rd at 5 PM EST, Center for Experimental Ethnography fellow Christina Knight and choreographer Jessi Knight of knightworks dance theater discussed their forthcoming short film, “doomsday: field notes,” a fictional work documenting a mysterious set of ritual practices discovered by an anthropologist from the future. In the film, fragments of dance, glimpses of community building, and invocations of black feminist writing reveal a “doomsday church” invested in charting a black future. For this conversation, knightworks shared their creative and collaborative process, screen clips of the work-in-progress, and discussed their investments in the black speculative.
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