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The Australian National University

Centre for Visual Anthropology

ANU is home to a dynamic community of scholars working across the broad fields of visual anthropology and visual culture research. The ANU Centre for Visual Anthropology (CVA) draws its membership from across the University. Among our members are several internationally renowned ethnographic filmmakers and anthropologists. Our research and teaching interests are broad and diverse. A number of us are committed to producing work that is multi-disciplinary in scope. We all share a commitment to foregrounding the visual as a distinctive prism through which to comprehend human experience and diverse social phenomena. 

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Online films by CVA members

Khangai Herds 1: Saikhanaa the Herder from Natasha Fijn on Vimeo.

Fighting Carbon with Fire. Video brief for the United Nations University made in association with Kim McKenzie, Dean Yibarbuk and Peter Cooke.



A fabulous exhibition at the the National Museum of Australia has been curated by Dr Melinda Hinkson of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology.


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