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17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
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Representing the Non-representable: Visual Representations of Extraordinary Beings in Ethnographic Films

8/8/2013 to 8/10/2013
When: 8/8/2013
Where: University of Manchester
United Kingdom
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Representing the Non-representable: Visual Representations of Extraordinary Beings in Ethnographic Films

Convenor: Dr. P. Khosronejad (Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews)
Date: 8 and 9 Aug. 2013
Venue: Chemistry G.54

Thursday August 8

First Session (09:00-10:30)

Roger Canals (University of Barcelona, Spain) Don't look at a spirit's eyes!: Filming rituals of possession in afro-american religions
Rachael Hayward (University of York, U.K.) Seeing what is "unseen”: Using video to enrich our social understanding of paranormal experiences
Anja Dreschke (University of Siegen, Germany) Filming Trance - Picturing Possession. On "Trance Mediums” and "New Media” in Morocco

Second Session (11:00-12:30)

Erminia Colucci (The University of Melbourne, Australia) The Visual Representation of Spiritual Healing Practices
Mike Poltorak (University of Kent, U.K.) The Healer and the Psychiatrist: A visual dialogue through spirits
Christian Suhr Nielsen (Aarhus University, Denmark) Sacrificing Visibility: An ethnographic film-project about Islamic exorcisms and psychiatric healthcare in Denmark

Third Session (14:00-15:30)

Simon Serna (University of Paris X, France) The Drums, the Camera and Man : ciné-transe in Jean Rouch's cinema
Alireza Ghasemkhan (University of Art, Tehran, Iran)
Super Human Forces in Iranian Documentary Cinema
Michaela Schäuble (Harvard University, U.S.A.) The Creative Use of Reality: Aesthetic and Political Dimensions of Films on Trance and Spirit Possession (1940s-1960s)

Friday August 9

Forth Session (09:00-10:30)

Itsushi Kawase (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan) Greeting Seyfou Tchengar Audiovisually: Challenges and prospects of the documentation of Zar spirits in Gondar, Ethiopia
Concluding remarks and closure

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