IKOS PhD seminar: Methodology: In the Field: Exploring Methods and Means

For this full-day seminar we will address a concern for many or even most of the PhD-students at IKOS (and indeed at many other departments): how to do fieldwork.

For a long time the hallmark of anthropology, the methodologies of the field have now spread to other disciplines in the human and social sciences. This seminar will have a both a theoretical and a practical part: In the morning we introduce the broad range of methods/ techniques that might come under the rubric of 'fieldwork' – interviews, questionnaires, participant observation, hanging around, virtual ethnology, and also saying something about fieldwork ethics.

Then in the afternoon the participants will be invited to design a fieldwork project either using mixed methodologies or concentrating on one technique.  For this seminar we have invited Marion Bowman, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, The Open University, and currently Professor II at IKOS,


For all seminars we ask you to register some time advance in order to know how to organize the discussion and not least to order lunch.  Those of you who want to present something at the seminar should select which ones you are most interested in. Then we will find a commentator for you. If you are unsure what would be the most interesting context for your work, get in touch and we can discuss it.

Registration by email to: kari.andersen@ikos.uio.no. Please specify whether you want to present something or not.

ECTS points

Generally, you will get 1 ECTS point for attending the seminar, 2 ECTS points for a presentation or a comment. To complete the program you need to have presented and commented twice.

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