PhD Toolkit: Research-led Filmmaking Workshop

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk


This is an event for DRN members only. You can find out more about the network here.
This term's PhD Toolkit Series will be focused on exploring innovative research methodologies, such as filmmaking techniques applied to text-based scholarships, and on analysing the ethical implications of academic practice. This series of workshops will provide a space for DRN members to reflect on how the topics addressed by the speakers might be relevant to their own work. Furthermore, network members will be encouraged to consider how these methodologies might open up expanded possibilities in research in terms of public engagement, formats that a PhD project can adopt beyond the text-based dissertation and social justice issues.
The aim of this workshop is to explore the potentialities that filmmaking offers to academic research and to introduce the film or video essay as an alternative (or a complement) to text-based scholarship in humanities.
Usually associated with film criticism, audio-visual essays are increasingly being adopted as a medium for exploring and communicating research in a wide array of academic fields. The capability of filmmaking as a tool to reach a wider audience also opens new possibilities for public engagement outside academia. The ready availability of enhanced technologies has made creating and producing an audio-visual piece easier than ever and no previous film practice is required.
The invited speakers will discuss how to convey research through film and how filmmaking enhances the exploration in the context of their field of work.
Period21 Nov 2022


  • Training
  • Film
  • Research
  • Artistic Research
  • Practice Research
  • Methodology