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40 Years of Ethnography at Cardiff

Starts: 9 June 2014

This is the first in a series of events being held to celebrate 40 years of Ethnography at Cardiff

Monday 9th June

Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University


2.00pm: Introduction: 'Writing Ethnography'

Paul Atkinson, Distinguished Research Professor, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2.45pm: 'Becoming an Ethnographer:  from Robotic Questionnaires to Participant Observation'

Professor Judith Okely, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Oxford 

Judith Okely traces, through direct experience, contrasts between questionnaires set by distanced managers and direct participation. The presentation confronts research employment in Cowley, Oxford through fieldwork as ‘wife’ in Western Ireland, to living on English Gypsy camps and hand milking cows in Normandy. Her book Anthropological Practice: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Method (2012) explores commonalities and contrasts in fieldwork around the globe by anthropologists of 16 nationalities.

40 years of Ethnography

3.45pm: Tea

4.15pm: Meet the author session with Judith Okely - for postgraduate students 


5.15pm: End 


The event is free but registration is essential. Please register at: 


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Open To: Postgraduate Students
Staff and Students