Unfortunately David Berliner had to cancel his participation. Therefore, we have had to make some changes in the programme! 

September 17th 2015

Philosophical and epistemological foundations of ethnographic research

  • 09:00: Intro & Welcome
  • 09:15-12:45: Morning Lectures
  • 09:15: Lecture 1:'Ethnography between aesthetics and politics: Materiality, space and power'
         Rozita Dimova, Department of Languages and Cultures, Ghent University
    • with respondent Noel Clycq, Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies, University of Antwerp
    • & discussion
  • 10:45 : Coffee break
  • 11:00: Lecture 2:'Doing, writing and applying ethnography: A 'restless anthropologist' among clinicians and medical students'         
         Lisa Dikomitis, School of Social Sciences, University of Hull, UK
    • with respondent Sabine Grenz, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
    • & discussion
  • 12:30: Lunch break
  • 14:00-16:30: Parallel Master Classes
    • Master Class 1: Rozita Dimova: Ethnographic observations of objects, things, commodities, designs,...
    • Master Class 2: Lisa Dikomitis: Participant observation today
  • 17:00-18:30: Evening Lecture
  • Lecture 3: Vulnerability: In fieldwork, in life, and on the page
         Ruth Behar, University of Michigan, USA
    • with respondent Chia Longman, Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University
    • & discussion
Ruth Behar
  • 18:30: reception

September 18th 2015

Collecting and analysing materials: Ethnographic research in practice

  • 09:45-12:00: Morning Lectures:
  • 09:45: Lecture 4: '"It's the epistemology stupid!'' The ethics of intersubjectivity in ethnographic practice'
         Karel Arnaut & Sean O'Dubhghaill, IMMRC, Leuven University 
  • 10:45: Coffee break
  • 11:00: Lecture 5: 'Encountering the anti-immigration debate: Uneasy laughter'
         Katariina Mäkinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland        
  • 12:00: Lunch break
  • 13:15: Lecture & Film Screening: 'On "Lili": Questioning China girls through the production process of film'
        An van. Dienderen, School of Arts KASK     
  • 14:30-17:00: Parallel Master Classes
    • Master Class 3: Katariina Mäkinen: The role of empathy in doing qualitative research
    • Master Class 4: Lisa Dikomitis: From field notes to ethnography: From 'doing' ethnography to 'writing' ethnography in a reflexive way