Learning to set up and systematically conduct historical research, using archival and other sources, learning to critically assess and interpret these sources within a clearly stated and discussed methodological and theoretical framework.
This course is for students in the RMA Media, Arts and Performance Studies, NLC, CLS, Art History, Musicology and Gender Studies. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.|
Screens, projections, displays, sound technologies, together with many other aspects of our experience of media, media arts, and performances today do have a history. In this course, students will conduct research into various aspects of this history by formulating their own research question within the thematic field defined by the supervisor.
Students will situate their research within a theoretical and/or historiographic framework, explicitly state their research method and strategy, identify relevant source material in archives and museums, but also in online databases, select, critically analyse and interpret their sources.
The course aims to provide training in historical research methods, using traditional (analogue) but also digital source material. It will be offered every block. In blocks 1 and 3 it will deal with early cinema and its cultural significance, in blocks 2 and 4 it will focus on media archaeological research on specific media objects..
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The course trains skills in historical analysis of media, art and performance; in working with live, analogue or digital source materials; in comparing and reflecting on contemporary and historical practices of collecting, archiving and presenting media, art and performance; in professional and academic argumentation and presentation, all of which can be applied to a variety of professional fields (cultural institutions such as museums and archives, academia, media, education, etc.).
|Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen|
- Minimaal 1 van de onderstaande cursussen moet(en) zijn behaald
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
AlgemeenStudents will develop an individual research project in the field of Media, Arts and Performance History within a thematic range defined by the supervisor, formulate a research question, present their theoretical framework, identify and explore relevant source material, conduct a critical analysis of the source material and answer the research question. The individual projects can be connected to current research conducted by the supervisor.
The topics that students will work on are the following:
Blocks 1 and 3: The Promise of Cinema. Thinking a New Medium.
Blocks 2 and 4: Doing Media Archaeology: “Object Genealogies”
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenAt every meeting, students will report on their progress, discuss questions and problems resulting from their explorations of the source material, and explain how the insights they have gained will feed into the research paper. Working format, final assignment and schedule will be determined at the beginning of the course period.
BeoordelingKnowledge of and insight into histories of media, art and/or performance. Critical understanding of related theories, approaches and methodologies.
DeadlinesTo be announced.