Ethnography in/ of the Pandemic / Updates

The Ethnography Lab presents a virtual open round-table discussion on “Ethnography in/of the Pandemic”

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
Time: 1:00pm EST

What are the potentials of ethnography at this moment of mass disruption and estrangement? How can we view our current reality as enabling research, rather than hindering it?  In addition to asking how to sustain already existing ethnographic projects under radically changed conditions, we might also ask what new pandemic socialities, spatial and temporal relations, everyday life-practices, and cultural logics can we capture in their emergence?  We hope to identify approaches to these questions that are both intellectually and methodologically satisfying. Most importantly we want to explore strategies for integrating these ideas into our methods and writing.

 All are welcome to this round-table, which will be held via Zoom. If you choose to participate, you can engage as much or as little as you like. This is an opportunity to pose specific questions about your research, to contribute methodological tips for others, and to add any relevant research to a compilation of literature of online ethnographic techniques which will then be posted on the Ethnography Lab website. This discussion could lay the groundwork for a broader platform for analyzing the implications of this pandemic on fieldwork in general and ethnography specifically

Please RSVP to get the Zoom Meeting ID to ethnography.lab@utoronto.ca which you can also email if you have any further questions.  

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