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Three-day PhD-course in cooperation with the Department of Social Anthropology, UiO
Over the last decades, ethnographic methods have become common in a number of disciplines outside of anthropology. In Science technology studies (STS), museology, geography, sociology and in religious and area studies. What does it take to be able to call ones methodology ‘participant observation’? What are the advantages and the disadvantages of such approaches? The course outline new ethnographic challenges, when the world of fieldwork no longer take place in small places, where people primarily engaged orally. We show the wide variety of fieldwork sites that can benefit from ethnographic approaches.
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We want to invite you to an open mid-term evaluation with our PhD-fellow in Environmental Humanities, Sonja Irene Åman. To comment on the candidates work, we have invited Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities from The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, Dr. Michelle Bastian.
Welcome to Kick-off seminar 10 September 2021!
What futurities of climate are enacted by the IPCC, and how are they involved with historical temporalizations of human-induced processes of more-than-human change?
We want to invite you to an open mid-term evaluation with our PhD-fellow in Environmental Humanities, Laura op de Beke. To comment on the candidates work, we have invited Dr. Merlin Seller from The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, where they lecture in Design and Screen Cultures.
For more than a decade, scholars across fields and disciplines have mobilized the concept of “the Anthropocene” as the framework for their studies, be it in history, culture studies, international relations, or environmental humanities. On the other hand, as of October 2020, neither the International Commission on Stratigraphy nor the International Union of Geological Sciences has officially approved the term as a recognised subdivision of geologic time.
At this seminar, Rachel Douglas-Jones from the IT-University of Copenhagen will invite you to reflect on how the Covid-19 pandemic affects your dissertation work, whether you work ethnographically or textually. By means of exercises and discussions she will help you find your way through this unprecedented and unnerving situation.