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(funded!) two-day introductory workshop to video analysis in Hong Kong (for prospective PhD students)

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Video Analysis in Sociology: A Two-Day Introductory Workshop for Students
Interested in Doing a PhD in Hong Kong

29/30 August 2019 @ The Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of
Hong Kong


This two-day introductory workshop (in English) will be held at the Department
at Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on 29/30 August
2019. It will provide an introduction to qualitative video analysis for
international Master’s students and final-year undergraduate students. We
are looking for students from a variety of backgrounds (sociology,
anthropology, communication, linguistics) who would be interested in
conducting video-based studies. Existing experience in video analysis is not a

Workshop participants should be interested in applying for a PhD scholarship
in Hong Kong in December 2019 (for starting in August 2020). At the workshop,
participants will be able to discuss and brainstorm their possible PhD
proposal and have time to explore the Department, the University, and Hong


We have funding for 10 international students to attend this two-day workshop.
Each student will receive HK$9000 (approximately US$1150) to cover airfare and


Workshop attendees are encouraged to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
Scheme (HKPFS) in December 2019. The Scheme was established by the Hong Kong
Research Grants Council (RGC) and aims to attract the best students from
around the world to pursue PhD studies in Hong Kong.

Provides a monthly stipend of HK$25,100 (~US$3,218) and a conference
travel allowance of HK$12,600 (~US$1,615) per year during the normative study
period for up to three years.

In addition, CUHK provides:

For awardees with a normative study period of four years, stipend and
conference travel allowance at HKPFS level for the 4th year.

A tuition fee waiver for awardees’ whole normative study period.

An award of HK$20,000 (~US$2,564) for lodging in awardees’ 1st year
of study.

Guaranteed on-campus accommodation during awardees’ normative study
period. The on-campus hostel fee will be waived in the 1st year of study.

Further information:


The workshop is hosted by the Department of Sociology at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong. The Department has the longest history in Hong Kong
and is well known in not only Hong Kong but also overseas.

The workshop is organized by the Video Analysis, Science, and Technology
(VAST) Research Group at the Department. VAST is led by Prof. Christian
Greiffenhagen, an international expert in qualitative video analysis,
investigating how social interaction is impacted by new technologies and
scientific developments.

Current members of VAST are conducting studies on video-mediated
communication, the setup of psychology experiments, transactions with digital
money, and human-robot interactions. Student projects that have been done at
VAST include eating together (e.g., round table in Chinese meals),
collaboration in sports (e.g., turn-taking in skateboarding), and interaction
in parties.


The workshop will run for two days and provide the following:

An introduction to video analysis in sociology. Qualitative video
analysis (Heath et al. 2010), informed by ethnomethodology (Garfinkel, 1967)
and conversation analysis (Sacks, 1992), is an innovative methodology that has
provided new insights to many core sociological topics, including the
sociology of interaction, the sociology of everyday life, the sociology of
work and organization, and the sociology of new technologies.

Brainstorming discussions on students’ possible PhD projects. This
session will be devoted to discussing your research interests and to help you
with thinking about a possible video-based PhD project.

Information sessions on the Department of Sociology, the University,
and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. You will be meeting with members of
the Department, current PhD students at CUHK as well as former HKPFS

* Outings to explore the city of Hong Kong.


In order to apply for the funding for the two-day workshop, applicants have to

(1) Two-page statement of interest, describing (a) their relevant
background and interest in the workshop; (b) two or three possible topics for
a video-based PhD project.

(2) Curriculum vitae (CV).

To by Monday 20 May 2019. The
result will be announced by Friday 31 May 2019.


Garfinkel, H. (1967). Studies in Ethnomethodology. Englewood-Cliffs, NJ:

Heath, C., Hindmarsh, J., & Luff, P. (2010). Video in Qualitative Research.
London: Sage.

Sacks, H. (1992). Lectures in Conversation. Oxford: Blackwell.


Dr Christian Greiffenhagen

Associate Professor in Sociology

Video Analysis, Science, and Technology (VAST) Research Group

Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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