In this workshop, we will address the political dimensions of and in ethnographic writing: How can we deal with different political concepts and definitions that inform our ethnographic writing? How can we address the challenges that are often part of interdisciplinary collaborations, in particular when it concerns the writing process? And how can we think about the politics of textwork and publishing ethnographic research?
The workshop starts on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 6 pm, with a keynote address by Anna Leander (Geneva Graduate Institute) on “Destabilizing Definitions: The Challenge of Doing Ethnographic Concept Work in International Relations”. On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the workshop will offer a rich program that builds on the keynote and our ongoing engagement with ethnographic writing. We will discuss the promise of ethnographic writing, but also address practical problems of writing-up and publishing. We will work collectively on strategies from observation to publication, and we will discuss the changing publishing landscape for ethnographers in political science.
The workshop is co-organized by the DVPW Themengruppe “Ethnografische Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft” and the Research Department “Glocal Junctions” at PRIF. Please note that travel, accommodation and meals need to be covered by the participants.
Please register at email@example.com until June 12, 2022. Download the workshop program here. For further questions regarding the workshop, you can contact Sabine Mannitz at PRIF.
When: June 20 - 21, 2022
Where: Building „Normative Orders“ | Room EG 01 Max-Horkheimer Str. 2 | 60323 Frankfurt am Main
Thematic Group “Ethnographic Methods in Political Science”
The aim of the thematic group is to facilitate an exchange on the opportunities, limits and fields of application of ethnographic methods in political science and to work concretely on their implementation. The group follows a cooperative principle and meets regularly to learn from each other and to discuss concrete questions concerning ethnographic research and publishing. The group addresses political scientists of all sub-disciplines and status groups, and is aimed both at researchers who have just discovered their interest in ethnography and at professionals who have been working with ethnographic methods for a long time.
Speakers Theme Group:
Dr. Felix Anderl, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Dr. Micha Fiedlschuster, York University Toronto, Canada
Dr. Eva Johais, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen, Norway
Dr. Julia Leser, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany