Ethnography at Risk: Ethics, Practice, and Administrative Challenges, a hybrid seminar!

Sep 22, 2022

The InPart team is happy to announce the hosting of a hybrid seminar “Ethnography at Risk: Ethics, Practice, and Administrative Challenges”. Everyone interested in ethnographies beyond “safe spaces” designated by the academic administration is welcome to join us on October 20, 15:00 (UTC+1) at the Maastricht University room UNS60 M5.01 or in Zoom!

Seminar description: Academic institutions are often reluctant to let research with communities impacted by war, political violence, crime, or disasters. An average ethical committee hesitates to approve ethnographies at “risk zones”. It is so despite actual risks on the ground being subjective, situational, and, quite often, manageable. The @InPart3 project team believes that the communities impacted by social troubles and traumas are the communities to be prioritised by social scientists in their research. In line with this moral conviction, our methodological seminar will summarise arguments to overcome administrative hurdles for doing research in risk zones and addressing practicalities, tactics, and ethical dilemmas associated with it.

More details are available in the info brochure: