Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Project Tutorial: Pictures of Fear? Visual Anthropology of islamophobic Objects in Berlin

3 credit points, without grade

BA Area Studies Asia/Africa, electives and visiting students

Time: Thursdays 14-16 (from 24.10.19)

Room: Invalidenstraße 118, Room 209

In the first phase the concept of ‘Islamophobia’ with be examined with regard to fear and
compared with other concepts in order to develop a usable definition. In the second phase
the participants will be tasked with visually capturing objects in Berlin which invoke a
suspected Islamophobia. In the third phase these objects will be analysed in terms of the
construction and spread of fear, with the use of various scientific methods. The image and
the results of the analysis will be placed online alongside contextualising information such
as location and associated discourses with the aim of contributing to the discussion on
‘Islamophobia’ in public.

The participant number is limited to 10 students. To register please email fiona.katherine.smith [at], stating your name and study discipline. Please note the class will be taught in German.