DANS3005 - Fieldwork, Archiving and Digitisation

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 10/100
Assignment 10/100
Assignment 10/100
Assignment 10/100
Assignment 10/100
Assignment 50/100

Course content

The students will learn to conduct fieldwork, to register, systematize and enter the material into an archive. It will include testing out a variety of documentation techniques, including a selection of interview techniques, participatory observation, filming, sound recording, photographing and other. All through their work students will read and discuss in colloquia academic works connected to their different tasks. They will first be supervised through introductory exercises for the different techniques and tasks. Then they will carry out a real fieldwork project in groups choosing techniques appropriate for each project. The students will work with exercises on searching in archives. They will then register and archive the material they documented in a real archive. They will write an essay on the whole process, applying literature on fieldwork and archival techniques and principles. The course is also available for NO-MA-DS students.


Learning outcome

Students who successfully complete this module will have acquired:
*A theoretical basis for conducting fieldwork and for registration and archiving
*A basic knowledge in a broad range of fieldwork techniques
*A basic practice in using technical equipment
*An elementary knowledge about different kinds of documentation media and how to store them
*An understanding for how to use and search in archives
*A practical grasp on principles for registering and archiving material collected from fieldwork.


Syllabus:

*Fieldwork methodologies
*Fieldwork experience using a variety of tools, equipments and techniques
*Registering and archiving of collected material
*Archive and library searching
*Writing an essay based on fieldwork and archiving processes.

Learning methods and activities

The tuition include a series of practical tasks in groups under supervision, including smaller and larger tasks. Colloquia on compulsory reading, supervised writing. Minimum required participation/attendance in class for Choreomundus students: At least 70%.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage (MACHOREO)
Dance Studies (MDANS)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to Choreomundus or NO-MA-DS.

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100

Submission
2017-12-21

Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100

Submission
2017-12-21

Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100

Submission
2017-12-21

Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100

Submission
2017-12-21

Autumn ORD Assignment 10/100

Submission
2017-12-21

Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100

Submission
2017-12-21

  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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