Envisioning Research: Creative Visual Methods across the Disciplines


Name (and code of course): Envisioning Research: Creative Visual Methods across the Disciplines
Organizing unit: Humanities in collaboration with the Cultural Anthropology Programme
ECTS Credits: 5 ECTS
Language of Instruction: English
Timing: The timing of the course is 2–4 December, 2019 (course schedule 9:00-17:00 on all three days).
Learning outcomes: Upon completion the student should be able to understand historical and contemporary visual research methods and be able to conceptualise the role that visual approaches might play in the student’s own research.
Contents: Participants learn about theory of visual methodologies and are encouraged to explore the creative possibilities that have emerged contemporarily for using visual methods in carrying out academic research across disciplines.
Mode of delivery: Lectures 8 h; participation in two or three full day workshops including lectures and team work 18 h; writing a reflective essay 42 h.
Learning activities and teaching methods: Various learning activities and teaching methods. Study on key readings independently before the workshop days. Full participation during the workshop (lectures, group work and presentations). A reflective essay in the end.
Target group: Doctoral and Master’s students in any faculty at the University of Oulu interested in visual methods for qualitative (and quantitative) research across a variety of disciplines and research focuses.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: No prerequisites. The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.
Recommended or required reading: A reading list of required and recommended readings will be determined before the course and will be available on the Moodle for the course.
Assessment methods and criteria: Active participation in the workshops; successful contribution to team work; reflective essay based on readings and viewpoints generated during the course
Grading: pass/fail
Person responsible: Roger Norum, University Lecturer
Working life cooperation: Possible depending on the participants’ research topics.
Other information: The course is organised in a flexible way to allow both beginners and more advanced researchers (doctoral students, and researchers) using visual research methods to take part. It can serve as a follow up for previous courses or as an independent course. Guest instructors: Dr. des. Jonathan Carruthers-Jones (University of Leeds, Environmental Geography); Dr. Martha-Cecilia Dietrich (University of Bern, Social Anthropology); Dr. Sebastian Grevsmuhl (CNRS-EHESS, Environmental History); Dr. Ruth MacLennan (Artist, Research Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, and Associate Lecturer University of the Arts, London)

Last updated: 18.11.2019