This two-day summer school considers the practice, methods, ethics and politics of ethnography.
Ethnographic fieldwork can be mentally or physically challenging and exhilarating in equal measure, as well as throwing up dilemmas that even the best methods textbooks cannot predict or provide solutions to. This summer school is the first to focus only on ethnography and organised by Dr Lisa Dikomitis, Director of links@keele, in collaboration with methods@manchester. During the summer school we will debate fieldwork approaches, dynamics and dilemmas arising from different disciplines. Practical, political and ethical dimensions of ethnographic research will be addressed using real-life case studies from participants and session leads.
Participants will be required to do a 5-minute presentation at the start of the summer school to introduce their field practice to the group.
FOR WHO: Any PhD student or early career researcher within 2 years of PhD completion. Participants should be planning to conduct ethnographic fieldwork, currently engaged with ethnographic fieldwork or have completed a substantial round of fieldwork.
DATE AND TIME: The summer school will run on Thursday 5 September (9.30 am - 5 pm) and Friday 6 September (9.30 am - 4 pm).
VENUE: The summer school will take place at the University of Manchester, Roscoe 1.008.
REGISTRATION: This summer school is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days. There is a maximum of 20 places and all participants need to register via the EventBrite page: xxx No registrations will be accepted via email or telephone. Participants should be able to attend the full two days.
BURSARIES: Travel bursaries, funded by Methods North West, will be available for reasonable travel expenses (i.e. second-class train tickets purchased in advance, travelling from home university to Manchester) for current doctoral students from Keele University, Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool. All original travel tickets/receipts will be required to be submitted with an expense form that can be collected on the first day of the summer school.
Content will be organised around the following broad themes:
Approach, field and practice
Sense and sensibilities in ethnographic practice
Autobiography, gender and key informants
Ethics and politics
Analysis and writing
The two days will be hosted and facilitated by social anthropologists Dr Lisa Dikomitis (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Keele University) and Dr Eva Luksaite (Teaching Fellow, Keele University), with contributions from experienced ethnographers. The detailed programme will be available at the beginning of July 2019.
QUESTIONS? All queries around registration, fees, bursaries, waiting list, accommodation need to be emailed to email@example.com. Dr Dikomitis and other contributors will not be able to reply to any such queries.