Anne Mette Jørgensen

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ANNE METTE JØRGENSEN (b.1969)

MA (anthropology) from Aarhus University (2002)

From October 2013 PhD student at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen and the National Museum of Denmark.

Since 1996 a board member of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association.

Project manager (2005-13) at the National Museum of Denmark on projects about cultural heritage and Denmark’s colonial history with a focus on West Africa and Greenland, respectively.

Research interests in visual anthropology and documentary film, memory, colonialism and museums.

She undertakes the PhD project: Greenlandic Visual Memories in which she, by introducing film in her fieldworks, examines how visual memory is negotiated and revised. Focus is on modernization politics in Greenland and perceptions of nature as depicted in films commissioned by the Danish colonial administration in the 1930s. The project explores possibility spaces in fields between art and anthropology for renewed and dialogic forms of writing colonial and postcolonial history.