Training Opportunities

Video As a Research Tool

To apply for the next training workshops click here (deadline 14 October 2022)

To attend the Video Showcase at the Oxford Martin School on Tuesday 4 October, click here

Video tools are the future of sciences research. Capturing the finest details of language, gesture, body, and movement, video allows researchers to collect data of a great richness with great precision, in rituals, in everyday life, or in professional contexts (Mondada in Muller et al. 2013). Using video tools, however, require social scientists to upskill and reflect on specific questions pertaining to ethics and positionality, interpretation, and reflexivity (Prosser 1998; Rose 2016).

This training programme enables scholars to expand upon both visual anthropology and video production expertise to make the most out of video tools. It aims at researchers who want to use video tools to collect empirical data. Through six modules, participants will receive expert guidance covering each step of the research process, from the development of empirical methods to the writing-up of academic papers. It will be concluded by a final event allowing participants to receive feedback from experts and publishers, while inspiring others to engage with digital research methods.

Participants will be able to use their video recordings for their research activities, including subsequent publications. 


  • Six 2-hour modules (held online);
  • Feedback from peers, academics, publishers, and videographers;
  • Access to digital resources including access major content libraries;
  • One-one-one consultation with professional videographers;
  • Participation in a final public event.

Selected video outputs will be promoted by the School on its website and social media accounts.


  • Applying with a project aiming to use video tools to collect empirical data.
  • Agreeing on sharing at least 3 minutes of video content with the School for public dissemination purposes.
  • Attending all the sessions and working on your project in between sessions is essential. Please review the anticipated schedule (see application form) before applying, knowing that the final dates will be chosen in line with participants’ availabilities as far as possible.
  • Researchers at any career level are invited to apply.

Prior experience of making videos is NOT a requirement.

Applicants from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) will be given priority.

To apply, complete this form by 14 October.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by 31 October.