Subject: Deadline Extended // CFP - Ethnographic Experimentation. #Colleex Workshop // 13th–15th July 2017

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> Dear all,
>
> We are extending the deadline for the first Colleex workshop for those who
need additional time (CFP below).
>
> We are open to receive proposals for both papers and formats until Friday 24
March.
>
> If you have any questions, please contact us at colleexnetwork@gmail.com
<mailto:colleexnetwork@gmail.com>
>
> We welcome two different types of contributions, ‘open formats and
interventions’ and ‘short papers’. Please send us a 250 words abstract
using the provided forms:
>
> ------ 1. Open formats and interventions: Hands-on experiments to try out or
develop for the purposes of discussion and provocation, which take place at
the workshop venue. We welcome proposals from both individuals and groups.
Please state your material needs and/or spatial requirements. More information
about the venue here: https://goo.gl/IQBYKq <https://goo.gl/IQBYKq>
> Open format submission form: https://goo.gl/kmIEzP <https://goo.gl/kmIEzP>
>
> ------ 2. Short papers: Reflections and nuanced meditations on the different
ways and modalities of ethnographic experimentation. Participants should
commit to send a short paper (3.000 – 4.000 words) by June 15th.
> Short paper submission form: https://goo.gl/LENWvZ <https://goo.gl/LENWvZ>
>
>
> ========= Ethnographic Experimentation. Fieldwork Devices and Companions
=========
>
> 13th–15th July 2017, Jardim Botânico Tropical, Lisbon
> First Workshop of the #Colleex.
>
https://colleex.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/ethnographic-experimentation-first-c
olleex-workshop/
<https://colleex.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/ethnographic-experimentation-first-
colleex-workshop/>
>
> - Deadline for proposal submission: March 24th 2017
> - Deadline for the communication of results: Mid-April 2017
>
>
> “Fieldwork is not what it used to be” (Faubion and Marcus, 2009). The
investigation of previously ignored social domains and the incorporation of
new sensibilities beyond its typically verbal or visual conventions, have
expanded ethnography: Anthropologists now engage in novel forms of
relationship and intervention, and enter into heterodox exchanges with other
disciplines like arts and design. The invocation of experimentation in
fieldwork is part of this widened exploration of ethnographic modalities that
reshape the norm and form of fieldwork.
>
> Recent invocations of experimentation in ethnographic projects are not
merely a metaphorical gesture. Descriptive accounts of experimentation bring
to life ethnographic imaginations that re-describe field informants into
epistemic partners (Holmes and Marcus, 2005), remediate the form of
ethnography in the company of others (Rabinow, 2011), or trade in the
traditional comparative project of anthropology for a collaborative one
(Riles, 2015). The experimental can thus be a distinctive articulation of the
empirical work of anthropologists in the field.
>
> To invoke ethnographic experimentation does not necessarily signal a
methodological rupture with conventional forms of ethnography. We see
experimentation more as a mode of constructing anthropological
problematizations (Rabinow, 2011) and a distinctive way to explore modes of
engagement in the field.
>
> We would like to learn about the network’s experiences of what, following
John Law and Evelyn Ruppert (2013), we call “fieldwork devices”:
arrangements that assemble the world in specific social and material patterns
for the production of knowledge. We would like to focus on thoughtfully
designed interventions through which particular relationships, material
artefacts, digital (or other) infrastructures, fieldnotes, venues, meeting
practices, etc. assemble the world and turn ethnography into a venue for
experimentation.
>
> In this workshop, we invite all scholars (anthropologists and others) who
resort to the figure of experimentation in describing their own ethnographic
fieldwork practice, to share their experiences.
>
> Submission guidelines
> We welcome two different types of contributions, ‘open formats and
interventions’ and ‘short papers’. Please send us a 250 words abstract
using the provided forms:
>
> ------ 1. Open formats and interventions: Hands-on experiments to try out or
develop for the purposes of discussion and provocation, which take place at
the workshop venue. We welcome proposals from both individuals and groups.
Please state your material needs and/or spatial requirements. More information
about the venue here: https://goo.gl/IQBYKq <https://goo.gl/IQBYKq>
> Open format submission form: https://goo.gl/kmIEzP <https://goo.gl/kmIEzP>
>
> ------ 2. Short papers: Reflections and nuanced meditations on the different
ways and modalities of ethnographic experimentation. Participants should
commit to send a short paper (3.000 – 4.000 words) by June 15th.
> Short paper submission form: https://goo.gl/LENWvZ <https://goo.gl/LENWvZ>
>
> More information: https://goo.gl/YNgawH <https://goo.gl/YNgawH>
> If you have any questions, please contact us at colleexnetwork@gmail.com
<mailto:colleexnetwork@gmail.com>
> More information about the venue, Jardim Botânico Tropical, Lisbon
https://goo.gl/IQBYKq <https://goo.gl/IQBYKq>
>
> ***
> Organized by #Colleex + EBANO collective + ICS (ULisboa)
> A workshop supported by European Association of Social Anthropologist
(EASA).
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