Events



The Ancient Language Classroom

Professor James Ker, Classics

Tuesday, September 13 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Jane Sancinito, CTL Graduate Fellow, Ancient History

Location: 251 Cohen Hall

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classics department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Preparing A Teaching Portfolio For The Job Market

Professors Ian Fleishman, German and Rahul Mukherjee, English and Cinema Studies

Thursday, September 15 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Erika Kontulainen, CTL Graduate Fellow, German

Location: Max Cade Center, Room 329-A, 3401 Walnut St.

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the German department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Ethnographic Film In The Classroom

Professor Deborah Thomas, Anthropology and Dr. Arjun Shankar, School of Social Policy and Practice

Tuesday, October 18 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Paul Mitchell, CTL Graduate Fellow, Anthropology

Location: 345 Museum

Summary: Anthropology has a longstanding tradition of using film and photography as part of its research praxis. One of its primary vehicles has been the ethnographic film, a filmmaking methodology that takes the study of cultural Others and the ethnographic method as central to how films should be made and the insights that emerge therein. Over the past twenty years, visual techniques have evolved to accommodate the changing nature of ethnographic fieldwork, specifically as it pertains to the changing relation between the anthropologist and her participants. For example, anthropologists have developed filming and editing strategies that seek to de-stabilize the expert gaze, promote participatory approaches, and incorporate strategies to obviate rather than obfuscate the camera’s mediation.
In this session we discuss several ways that we have incorporated these techniques into our classroom practice. What are the special affordances of film towards research and the teaching of ethnography? How does ethnography change how we utilize film and photography? What unique insights might it lend? Dr. Thomas will speak about her use of film as part of her research along with the methods she deploys when having students make films as final projects in her classes. Dr. Shankar will speak about camra, a multimodal research collective here at Penn, along with how he teaches students to make films as part of their learning goals in class.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Anthropology department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.

Teaching The Holocaust

Professor Liliane Weissberg and Al Filreis, Director, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

Thursday, October 27 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Erika Kontulainen, CTL Graduate Fellow, German

Location: Kislak Seminar Room 627, Van Pelt Library

Summary: All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the German department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.