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Visual Anthropology Lab

Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu - Camera


The Division has two rooms housing equipment for audiovisual recording and for video editing and research. We have several high specification computers running Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS6 for video editing. A range of high definition video cameras, tripods, and high quality microphones are available for long and short-term loan. A formal program of training in audiovisual technology and field methods is a required component of the first-year curriculum for all MRes/PhD students in Social Anthropology. We may be able to offer some technical training in use of the equipment to other interested individuals. While the university offers long term digital archiving through the publicly accessible DSpace, we can provide short-term storage for the video production while in process.

Access to the Division of Social Anthropology’s audiovisual equipment and facilities is not normally extended to individuals outside the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Sciences. Group use of lab facilities, and other uses requiring direct support by HSPS IT staff, are limited to weekday daytime hours, and will additionally need to be scheduled with advanced consideration for HSPS IT staff’s other commitments. For queries about these and other access matters, please contact simultaneously both the HSPS IT Team () and the Lab Manager, Dr Rupert Stasch ().

In order to access the visual anthropology lab facilities, please follow these instructions:

  • Complete a Lab Access Request Form, including the required signatures, and bring it to the Social Anthropology Administration Office, Free School Lane, for verification.
  • Make an appointment with the HSPS IT team () to talk through your requirements. A demonstration of equipment will be provided if required. Take the Lab Access Request Form with you.
  • To borrow the film making equipment you will need to complete an Equipment Loan Form.

We hope that the films you make will become part of our ever growing social anthropology visual library.