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CAMRA at Penn Presents the "Screening Scholarship Media Festival"

February 20, 2013 - What are the possibilities for using media in storytelling and social science research? And how do multimedia tools change our idea about research and scholarly knowledge?

CAMRA at Penn, a Media Pedagogy Lab will address these questions with its inaugural Screening Scholarship Media Festival this Sunday, February 24. Presented in collaboration with the Ethnography in Education Forum, the event will offer a day of screenings and panel discussions showcasing the use of film, radio, animation, and web-based media in social science research.

Featured scholars participating in the Festival include Stanton Wortham (Penn GSE), John Jackson (Penn), Jesse Shipley (Haverford), Naomi Schiller (Temple), Lalitha Vasudevan (Teachers College), and Harjant Gill (Towson). Free and open to the public, the Festival will be held from noon to 7 pm at the Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street.

CAMRA—Collaborative Advancements in Multimodal Research Activities—grew out of an interdisciplinary year-long GSE course entitled “Documentary, Ethnography, and Research Communicating Scholarship Through Film” co-taught by Stanton Wortham (GSE), Amit Das (GSE Films), and John Jackson (Annenberg and Anthropology). The group has grown to include scholars from across Penn’s campus, including the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Law, and the Annenberg School for Communication in addition to GSE. CAMRA, in conjunction with the film production and training unit GSE Films, is dedicated to conducting rigorous empirical research on and with an array of traditional and nontraditional media.

See the flyer below for details on films that will be screened at the festival.