Our Courses

Courses running in the current 2013-2014 academic year are as follows:

  • Archives, Evidence and Human Rights
    Instructors: Iván Székely , Csaba Szilagyi , András Mink
    This course aims at looking at the roles and uses of human rights documentation in the context of preserving recorded memory and the history of human rights. Establishing facts by forensic methods, producing impeccable evidence to convict perpetrators, or understanding the roots of conflicts and working toward dialog and reconciliation are just a few areas where the availability of reliable records and archival activism can make a huge difference. Course description and Syllabus
  • Human Rights and Documentary Cinema
    Instructors: Oksana Sarkisova , Rénata Uitz
    By introducing ten recent well-crafted and engaging documentary films, this course addresses questions concerning the possibilities of cinematic investigation and advocacy with regard to politically and economically contextualized human rights abuses.

Previous courses (2012-2013):

  • The Archives of Living and the Dead Things
    Instructors: István Rév , Ioana Macrea-Toma , Simina Bădică
    This experimental seminar seeks to explore ways for dealing with the past through a theoretical and empirical interaction with the archives (plus libraries and museums), understood as complex transformative devices, due to their inscriptive materialities and practices. Objects, infrastructures, collecting and collections, relations and classifications, are not just privileged topoi of material history, but methodological and also epistemic entry points in the reconstruction of complex and meaningful worlds.

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