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Open Meeting

  • Victoria University of Wellington Murphy Building Kelburn Parade, Kelburn New Zealand (map)

The first meeting of the Ethnography Commons will be held at at 11:30, on 20 April 2018 in MY 305 on the Kelburn Campus.

Over the past year, the Anthropology Programme has been thinking and writing about how bringing the figure of ‘the commons’ in relationship to the practice of ethnography might enable us to engage in new kinds of interdisciplinary conversations about research, teaching, and praxis at Victoria.  The Ethnography Commons will offer us a space to bring the diverse strands of ethnographic research being done across the university together with the aim of generating new energy, conversations, and ideas about this research methodology and its boundaries.

At this first meeting we will introduce ourselves, talk about the varied kinds of ethnography taking place at Victoria, and consider the activities and conversations we’d like to have over the next year to expand this intellectual community.

The meeting is open to academic staff and students (especially postgrads), so please forward onward to other interested parties. We are looking forward to meeting you and embarking on this project together.