Visual and New Media Review

Visual and New Media Review is a multimedia forum for expanding the boundaries of academic and artistic engagement. Working at the intersections of anthropology, contemporary art, media, sound and film studies, and the digital humanities, the section seeks to sustain dialogues among these kindred pursuits and to provide a platform for experimental and innovative work, as well as critical assessment and reviews of scholarship, film, and visual culture.

Contact Us

Questions and proposals for guest posts can be sent to section editors Sander Holsgens and Andrés Romero at sander.holsgens.14@ucl.ac.uk and ar04797@gmail.com.

Screening Room: Peasant Family Happiness

Screening Room: Peasant Family Happiness

We hope you were able to enjoy the film Peasant Family Happiness! The film has been taken down, but this page will remain up with the filmmaker interview and ot... More

Screening Room: The Absent Stone

Screening Room: The Absent Stone

Over the next two weeks, the Visual and New Media Review is pleased to screen The Absent Stone (2013), a film by Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner. The film unp... More

Screening Room: Griot

Screening Room: Griot

Last winter, Cultural Anthropology and the Visual and New Media Review had the opportunity to screen Collecting in the Collection: 46 Inuit Artifacts in the Ber... More

On Citizenfour: A Conversation with Bernard Harcourt

On Citizenfour: A Conversation with Bernard Harcourt

Laura Poitras’s 2014 documentary film Citizenfour portrays Edward Snowden and the whistleblowing operation that exposed surveillance practices within the Nati... More

Time and the Axe: A Review of Anna Grimshaw’s Mr. Coperthwaite

Time and the Axe: A Review of Anna Grimshaw’s Mr. Coperthwaite

For contemporary viewers of documentary, Anna Grimshaw’s four-part series Mr. Coperthwaite: A Life in the Maine Woods, is a lesson in patience. Part 1, “Spring... More

Behind the Screens: Jenna Burrell

Behind the Screens: Jenna Burrell

Welcome to the first post of the Visual and New Media Review’s video blog, Behind the Screens. This blog shines light on how anthropologists are exploring the... More

Roundtable Report: Who Needs Visual Anthropology?

Roundtable Report: Who Needs Visual Anthropology?

Cineblend: 25 Years of Beeld voor Beeld. Who Needs Visual Anthropology? De Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, February 15, 2015... More

The Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera

The Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera

Review: Ethnographic Terminalia 2014, Hierarchy, Washington, D.C., December 3–7 Ethnographic Terminalia is a curatorial collective that since 2009 has been cur... More

Screening Room: Collecting in the Collection

Screening Room: Collecting in the Collection

From January 14 to February 18, 2015 we screened the premiere of Collecting in the Collection: 46 Inuit Artifacts in the Berlin Ethnological Museum from Franz... More

Screening Room: Jeepney

Screening Room: Jeepney

We hope you were able to enjoy Jeepney! The film has been taken down, but this page will remain up with the filmmaker interview and other teaching resources. F... More