Documenting The Middle East

Course Number: 
DOCST 106FS.01
Course Instructor: 
Nancy Kalow
West Duke 106
Days and Times: 
WF 10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Considers the documentary record of Palestine in photography, film, and oral history. From early studio photography century to recent community-based and student documentary production, teaches how communities in diaspora document themselves. Considers the role of digital humanities and social media in documentary research. Use of best practices and nuts-and-bolts techniques of documentary work. Includes a hands-on documentary component: Recording diverse voices from Palestinian-American communities. Student-produced fieldwork from the class will be permanently housed at Duke's Archive of Documentary Arts. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Department consent required.