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The New Ethnographer Pre-Field Training Workshop

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A pre-field training workshop for researchers with sessions on ethics, gender, health and mental health, and risk and safety.

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Hosted by The New Ethnographer and the London School of Economics.

This two day workshop is to prepare students for their fieldwork, drawing on subject areas that not covered sufficiently in existing pre-field methods courses. Challenges in contemporary fieldwork are not limited to so-called ‘difficult’ or ‘extreme’ settings, and both researchers and their interlocutors are vulnerable to numerous challenges regardless of where they work. The impact that long term research in the field can take on the health and wellbeing of those conducting fieldwork has led to concern over university preparedness for fieldwork. In the wake of several high profile cases of detainment, torture, and death of doctoral students at UK universities, this workshop is designed to provide students conducting long-term fieldwork with the tools they need to navigate complex research challenges.

Addressing diverse and intersectional experiences and challenges, this workshop includes a series of panels and interactive sessions on health and mental health, gender and sexuality, ethics, and safety and risk. Each session will be led by a technical specialist as well as experienced post-field researchers and supervisors. Rather than only providing a space for researchers to share their experiences, TNE aims to improve the ways in which conventional methods are taught.

This workshop will provide a dynamic space for pre- and post-field researchers to connect, network, and learn from each other in a safe space. Part of each session will involve working in smaller groups of both pre- and post-field students responding to particular hypothetical fieldwork situations, guided by post-field students and specialists in the fields of gender, ethics, health and safety and mental health.

This workshop offers 30 places for pre-field students, supervisors, and other interested parties on February 27 and 28, 2020. Sign up here.

Attendance is £100 with refreshments provided. TNE prioritises keeping its events as accessible as possible. Please get in touch for advice on funding your participation in this workshop or with any other questions to contact@thenewethnographer.org

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