Message posted on 14/01/2020
CfP EASST/4S Prague: How does long-term ethnographic research affect concept work and case-making in practice?
Dear colleagues, <br> <br>during the upcoming EASST/4S conference "Locating and Timing Matters: <br>Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds" (18-21 August 2020 in <br>Prague) we will organise a panel entitled "Timing matters: How does <br>long-term ethnographic research affect concept work and case-making in <br>practice?". <br> <br>We'd be very happy about your contribution and hereby invite you to <br>submit an abstract! Deadline for abstract submission (250 words max.) is <br>29 February. <br> <br>Find below a detailed abstract of our panel and more information about <br>the conference here: https://www.easst4s2020prague.org/ <br> <br>We are looking forward to your contributions! <br> <br>All the best, <br> <br>Martina Klausner (Goethe Universität Frankfurt), Jörg Niewöhner, <br>Josefine Raasch & Patrick Bieler (all Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) <br> <br>195. TIMING MATTERS: HOW DOES LONG-TERM ETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AFFECT <br>CONCEPT WORK AND CASE-MAKING IN PRACTICE? <br> <br>The conference theme alerts us to 'timing' and thus the difficulty of <br>conducting research on emerging phenomena without becoming a fleeting <br>observer ourselves. We ask how long-term research commitments affect how <br>we conceptualize and construct cases, how we attend to the temporalities <br>of these cases and how these temporalities in turn affect our concept <br>work. Inspired by anthropology's emphasis on long-term ethnographic <br>research, we ask how long-term engagements with research fields shape <br>STS research in practice. <br> <br>To turn our attention to those stated effects, we propose to focus on <br>the following three dimensions: <br> <br>1) Based on the assumption that long-term interactions with the <br>interlocutors have an impact on the processes and outcomes of <br>conceptualizing, we ask: What matters shape our conceptualizing? How are <br>these concepts, developed in long-term research, generative of <br>re-conceptualizations in STS? <br> <br>2) In a similar way, long-term interactions shape the processes and <br>outcomes of case-making. How does long-term research commitment shape <br>what matters and how we construct our cases? How do these cases, <br>developed in long-term research, shape our modes of generalising? <br> <br>3) And last, we wonder how timing matters in the ways we think about and <br>conceptualize continuities and ruptures: How does it help us to <br>understand degrees of freedom and formations of (inter-)dependencies of <br>processes we observe? <br> <br>We seek contributions that address these questions based on long-term <br>empirical research projects. The panel is meant to foster an exchange of <br>experiences with long-term research, provide a space for reflecting <br>current efforts and a platform for discussing ways forward. <br>_______________________________________________ <br>EASST's Eurograd mailing list <br>Eurograd (at) lists.easst.net <br>Unsubscribe or edit subscription options: http://lists.easst.net/listinfo.cgi/eurograd-easst.net <br> <br>Meet us via https://twitter.com/STSeasst <br> <br>Report abuses of this list to Eurogradfirstname.lastname@example.org formatted text