Entries by Chantal

Masterclass Ariella Azoulay (Brown University)

23 Nov 2018 | Tropenmuseum
The Research Center for Material Culture is pleased to invite you to a masterclass with Professor Azoulay, one of the leading photo theorists today. Azoulays work explores questions around photographic theory, archival practices in relation to issues of sovereignty, political subjectivity and human rights. Professor Azoulay will speak on the theme potential history, a concept and an approach that she has developed over the last decade, which has far-reaching implications for the fields of political theory, archival formations and photography studies

The Politics of Depression. A critical analysis of the political-epistemological limits of major depressive disorder

Joe van der Eerden | University of Amsterdam
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 6.7% of adults in the United States suffered from a major depressive episode in 2014. The goal of this research will be to argue that this prevalence of depression should be understood as a function of the operation of contemporary knowledge about depression, and of the normative forces that underlie, and arise from, this knowledge.

Cinema and Gender Politics in Contemporary Iran: Subversive or Co-extensive?

Shekoufeh Behbehani | University of Amsterdam
The 1979 Iranian Revolution was exceptional as it led to the establishment of a modern Shi’a theocracy in Iran. After the establishment of the new regime, Iranianized Shi’a fiqh, jurisprudence, became the main source for Iran’s constitution and criminal law, leading to radical changes in Iran’s law.

Middlebrow Musical Misogyny

Rebecca Erickson | University of Amsterdam
Between 1945 and 1970, film musicals ranged among the most popular film genres made in the United States of America. The stereotypical consumer of this music was the “middle brow” American, as caricatured for Life magazine by Russell Lynes (1949).