Call for projects : ReCNTR Lab | Two-year Multimodal Research Workshop (Deadline 15 Nov 23)

We are excited to announce a unique opportunity for researchers interested in multimodal research methodologies: a two-year multimodal research workshop. Through a concrete project, participants will work on the development, experimentation, production, and distribution of their multimodal research. Meeting four times in two years, the workshop will also bring external researchers/artists/tutors to discuss the specific stages of the life of the projects. The workshop aims to provide a space for participants to learn from each other about the knowledge and skills necessary for doing multimodal research, with a specific focus on media production destined for audiences in the social sciences and humanities.

Key Details

  • Duration: 4 x 3-day meetings over 2 years, starting in January 2024.
  • Location: Leiden, Netherlands.
  • Format: In-person meetings in Leiden
  • Cost: The program is offered free of charge. However, participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses to Leiden.

Projects: 10 projects in total: 4 ReCNTR projects and 6 additional projects. Confirmed ReCNTR participants and organizers: Francesco Ragazzi, Julian Ross, Cristiana Strava, Emily Strange, Erik Viskil, Mark Westmoreland.

Program Highlights

  1. Development Phase: Participants will present project proposals, share and refine research questions, and create detailed project plans.
  2. Experimentation Phase: Reflecting through practice on what it means to “experiment” with various multimodal tools and techniques and how it can benefit their projects.
  3. Production Phase: Guidance on project design, execution, and production.
  4. Distribution Phase: Strategies for disseminating multi-modal projects to diverse audiences.


  • Open to post-graduate researchers with an interest in multimodal methodologies at any stage (PhD, Junior and Senior researchers)
  • Applicants must be able to attend all in-person meetings in Leiden and commit to the full 2-year program duration.
  • There are no participation fees, but travel and accomodation costs are not covered.
  • Researchers from both Leiden University and other institutions are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including:

  • A brief project proposal (Max 2 pages) including: Research Question, Object of research, Methods and proposed format (film, sound, code, etc).
  • An updated CV
  • A portfolio of previous multimodal work (if applicable)

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 15 November 2023.

Selection: A total of 6 projects will be selected for participation. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-November.

Application are closed – selected projects will soon be published.

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