Inward Outward symposium: Emotion in the Archive

6 Apr 2021 to 9 Apr 2021

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

We’re pleased to share the Call for Presentations for the second Inward Outward symposium, taking place April 6–9, 2021. This year’s edition will be held online due to the constraints of the pandemic.

Inward Outward investigates the status of moving image and sound archives as they intertwine with questions of coloniality, identity and race. 

The upcoming edition will focus on Emotion in the Archive. This theme emerged during the first symposium, and has since occupied increasing space as a direct response to recent global occurrences. 

We invite researchers, archival practitioners, artists, filmmakers, curators and more to submit a proposal before February 1, 2021 at 10:00 CET.

For full details, please download the Call for Presentations with session descriptions, suggested presentation formats and submission information.
In case you missed it, check out the recently released Inward Outward 2020 publication.   

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Best wishes,
Rachel Somers Miles

Inward Outward is organized by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Sound and Vision) with special support from the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen's Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC).