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Message posted on 06/01/2020

Languages of entanglement: mapping ethnographic modes and media - cfp EASA 2020 - Deadline 20/01

— apologies for cross-posting —

Dear All,

Melissa Nolas and I are organising a panel at this year's EASA 2020 conference in Lisbon in Portugal on ‘Languages of entanglement: mapping ethnographic modes and media’, in which we aim to explore and showcase the current state of multimodal ethnographic research: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8417# (And blurb below)

The panel is a ’nearly carbon neutral format’ which means that presenters can do virtual presentations, or given the theme of the panel, can submit audio-visual compositions or other recorded performative pieces and don’t have to be there in person to present.

Deadline for submissions is January 20th, 2020.

With thanks and best wishes,

Christos and Melissa

P039 Languages of entanglement: mapping the ethnographic modes and media [NCN]

Short abstract: The panel brings together a growing international and interdisciplinary network of anthropologists engaged in the burgeoning field of multimodal ethnography to address issues related to the selection, curation, production, review, dissemination and consumption of audio-visual and other compositions.

Long abstract: Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in multimodal research in anthropology, as well as cognate disciplines. As a visual, aural, inventive, artistic, and experimental practice that takes place within and beyond the academy, multimodal ethnography, calls for a new scholarship and pedagogical languages and practices to support its flourishing. While this field of research and practice has a long and diverse history, it is currently undergoing something of a 'coming of age' and we aim to explore this liminal space and its tropes. This panel brings together a growing international and interdisciplinary network of multimodal ethnographers, to address issues pertinent to the nurturing of this rapidly expanding field including but not limited to the role of the following in multimedia and multimodal anthropological compositions: the role of production, curation and re-presentation; the appreciation, re-view and feedback of audio-visual compositions; the sites of knowledge and power; the collaborative, transformative, and unfolding temporalities of production; audiences, publics, and other collectivities. The panel is supported by the online, open access journal entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography, and its growing network. The panel is also a precursor to an application for a more permanent 'multimodal ethnography' EASA network. The "Nearly Carbon Neutral" and pre-recorded presentation formats will be adopted so as to enable scholars, who may not have the means to attend, to participate, and to encourage creative presentations especially given the panel's focus on multimodality.

https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8417#

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Dr Christos Varvantakis

Department of Sociology Goldsmiths, University of London

Co-Editor: entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography

Co-Director, Childhood Publics Research Programme

Latest papers:

Varvantakis, C, Nolas, S-M. and Aruldoss, V. (2019) Photography, politics and childhood: exploring children’s multimodal relations with the public sphere. In Visual Studies

Nolas, S-M., and Varvantakis, C. (2019) Field notes for amateurs

. In Social Analysis. Open Access.

Varvantakis, C. and Nolas, S.-M. (2019) Metaphors we experiment with in multimodal ethnography. In International Journal of Social Research Methodology. Open Access.


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