CFP: 2014 Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference
Friday, November 15, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The 5th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference will take place at the University of Bergamo, Italy, June 5-7, 2014. Proposals must be submitted by February 17, 2014.
The conference is an opportunity for
meeting, discussion and debate for several generations of researchers in the
social sciences using an ethnographic approach to the study of social
phenomena. Researchers from across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology,
political sciences, arts and humanities, education, social work, geography,
cultural studies, gender studies are invited to present their research aims,
results and findings. All other disciplines where ethnography enhances public
understanding of the way groups and individuals interact and live are welcome
We share a broad view of ethnographic
research, intended to study and research the processes, implications, and
meanings of social life and culture in groups, organizations, institutions across
diverse social spaces and settings. Contributions can be based on a variety of
qualitative methods, including but not limited to participant observation,
in-depth interviews, focus group, autoethnography, visual ethnography, and
other forms of qualitative research and allied techniques.
The format of the 5th edition is organized
in sessions of 3 hours each, with a maximum of 5 paper presentations per
session. The aim is to leave as much room as possible for open discussion. We
encourage authors to submit empirical contributions that are theoretically
informed and methodologically sounded.
The 2014 Ethnography and Qualitative
Research Conference aims to renew the rich intellectual discourse which was at
the base of the previous editions of the Bergamo meeting. Its mission is to:
- foster scholarly exchange and facilitate
collaborative research between senior and junior scholars based at different
universities and research centers in Italy and abroad;
- support the dissemination of up-to-date
- encourage PhD students at different stage
of their research career to share and present their preliminary findings and
their fieldwork experience;
- welcome graduate and under-graduate
students as audience to the conference and active participants in the
Contributions (both submitted abstracts and
oral presentations) will be accepted in both Italian or English language. Some
sessions will accept contributions in French as well.
further information and updates: www.etnografiaricercaqualitativa.it
descriptions of the workshop sessions are listed here: http://www.etnografiaricercaqualitativa.it/?p=1
submit your proposal, please contact by email the convenor/s of the session you are
interested in. Please also cc: the conference address: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposal must be submitted by February 17, 2014. Acceptance of proposals will be notified by March
17, 2014. Contributors must register by April 21, 2014 to be included in the
the title of your talk and an abstract of maximum 1000
your contact details (full name, email address, post address
and affiliation) and those of your co-author/s, if any.