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Inward Outward Symposium

The international symposium Inward Outward investigates the status of moving image and sound archives worldwide as they intertwine with questions of coloniality, identity and race.

Archives, assumed to be containers of memory, are vested with a particular power to constitute and define who is and who is not included in (his)stories. We explore what “decolonizing” the archive - within and beyond the walls of established institutions - could offer for the production of new bodies of knowledge. 

The symposium offers dedicated sessions focused on investigating coloniality, identity, memory and race. While these themes are broadly explored in the context of sound and moving image collections across geographies, the symposium also emphasises the position of Dutch identity in its various manifestations.

Call for Presentations 
Inward Outward invites experts across different disciplines and professions to engage with the topic through different formats - including papers, performative lectures, screenings, artistic interventions, round table meetings, workshops and more. The proposal must be submitted before 7 October, 2019, 10.00 (CET)

For more information about the Call for Presentations click on the button below. 

Programme Committee
Bas Agterberg (Sound and Vision) 
Esther Captain (KITLV) 
Alana Osbourne (KITLV) 
Rachel Somers Miles (Sound and Vision) 
Eleni Tzialli (Sound and Vision) 

More Information
Registration for the symposium opens in November and is free of charge. 
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The Inward Outward symposium is organised by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and is support by the Research Center of Material Culture