1- Call for Papers/Registration
Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference 2019
Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th September
We look forward to a continuing stream of international discussion papers that focus on educational contexts and issues through ethnography and ethnographic methods including empirical fieldwork as well as methodological papers focusing on research activity. The conference will be held again at New College Oxford. New College was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, and is located on a historic site in the centre of the city.
We always have a large representation from outside the UK – over 50% – and we hope this will continue. As many of you know, we publish a journal, Ethnography and Education, for which papers from the Oxford Ethnography Conference provide a rich resource.
The registration fee for the two-and-a-half-day conference will be £410 (excl. accommodation). PhD students have a reduced fee of £295 (excl. accommodation). The fee includes:
* Tea, coffee and lunch available on Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September
* A year’s subscription to the Ethnography and Education Journal.
* A free book from the Ethnography and Education Book Series.
We aim to create a positive and collegiate atmosphere, and there will be ample opportunity for people to meet, talk and socialize.
As previously, all papers will be circulated before the conference, via the conference website, to enable 40 minute sessions to be developed almost entirely to a discussion of the research findings, methods and wider issues attached to each paper.
We hope delegates will actively participate with the conference and encourage all delegates to chair at least one session of their choosing (decided on a first come first served basis once a draft timetable has been set).
We encourage you to invite ethnographers from the fringes of education who you feel would welcome such an opportunity.
The number of papers will be limited in order to maintain a high degree of interaction in the sessions. Consequently, abstracts should provide clear evidence of a contribution to knowledge of the education sphere and details of ethnographic methodology.
Electronic abstracts of between 300-500 words should be submitted on the template attached to the bottom of this email to Lisa Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 11th March 2019 and authors will be notified of paper acceptance by Friday 30th March 2019. The abstract should include details of ethnographic methodology and research aims and findings contribution if a substantive paper. Methodological papers are welcomed. Full papers of up to 7000 words are to be submitted by Friday 9th August. Registration for the conference will close on 22nd August 2019.
Registration & Booking
Registration for the conference and a copy of the full paper are due by Aug 14th 2018.
Booking will open in April after delegates have had their abstracts approved. Conference and accommodation booking will be available online. Accommodation costs will be advertised online when booking opens.
Lisa Russell, Huddersfield University, UK (email@example.com)
Jonathan Tummons, Durham University, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ruth Barley, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (email@example.com)
Rikke Toft Norgaard, Aarhus University, Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shari Sabeti, Edinburgh University, UK (email@example.com)
Conference Abstract Template
To submit an abstract for the Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference 2019 please fill out the conference abstract template below.
Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference 2019
Abstract Template (300-500 words)
- – Name(s) of all author(s) with affiliation:
- – Email address of corresponding author:
- – Email address of any other author delegates wishing to attend:
- – Postal address of corresponding author
- – Please indicate if you would like us to keep your email contact address for future correspondence by ticking your preference (YES/NO):
- – Working title:
- – Purpose of paper (please indicate whether this is a substantive OR methodology paper)
- – Findings/results:
- – Contribution to education and ethnography
May 30 & 31, 2019 Western Oregon University Monmouth, Oregon, USA
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2019
The I Forum on Ethnographic Investigations with Children and Youth will be the first event organized by RIENN [International Network of Ethnographic Research with Children and Youth] outside of Latin America.
The Call for Papers is attached (documents in English, Spanish, and Portuguese).
Pour plus de détails:
CFP_I Forum on Ethnographic Investigations with Children and Youth
‘Going public‘? –Ethnography in Education and Social Work and its Publics
October 31st – November 2nd, 2019
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Call for Papers
Ethnography maintains a tense relationship with the public(s). At first glance, it prefers small worlds, microlevel
settings, cultural and institutional practices in a defined, locally observable space. At the same time, it
produces public effects on the encountered local worlds – through the observers entering the field and
most definitely with the publication of their observations. However, ethnography is confronted with forms
of publics that are constitutive of (pedagogical) fields themselves. It also encounters traces of public media,
e.g. scandalizing (social-)pedagogical institutions and influencing the understanding of education, care and
learning. Currently, ethnography is itself increasingly called upon to address broader publics. Against that
background the ‘public’ provides a useful category to reflect the theoretical and methodological
developments within ethnography in educational science and its political role anew.
From the perspective of education and social work the following questions, among
– Which new publics are created or changed in the course of the rising significance of participation regarding
institutional and professional cooperation (e.g. transitions, education landscapes, child protection)?
– How can processes of socialisation and learning in and through digital media be captured by educational
ethnography and how does the understanding of socialisation and learning itself change in these new
– How does the conception of family education change in ethnography in education and social work
considering the new contouring of the public and the private including ‘new attentions for the family’?
Contributions to the conference can be submitted in the following three formats:
- Oral presentation related to the topic of the conference. For oral presentation, 20 minutes are
scheduled as well as 20 minutes for discussion. Abstracts may be up to 500 words long.
- Symposia related to the topic of the conference with up to four contributions to a common,
overarching discussion. For symposia, 120 minutes are scheduled. Abstracts may be up to 800
- Workshops dedicated to concrete (experimental) formats of ethnographic representation. For
workshops 120 minutes are scheduled. Abstracts may be up to 800 words long.
We will especially value English-speaking contributions, symposia or workshops, as (at least) one of the
parallel events will always be conducted in English.
Please submit your abstract in English or German from
the conference home page at: https://mlu.de/ethno2019. Deadline for abstract submissions: February
15th, 2019. The outcome of the selection will be communicated by March 15th, 2019.
For questions and additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.