Bergamo (Italy) – June 8-11, 2016


Organized by:

University of Bergamo

Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa (ERQ) / Ethnography and Qualitative Research

il Mulino

Since 2006, the Bergamo conference of ethnography has become an increasingly recognised and established scientific meeting for social researchers at the Italian national level. In 2014, the conference has been opened to international participants adopting English as second working language. The 2016 Conference aims to preserve and renew the rich intellectual discourse engaged in the previous editions. Researchers from across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, political sciences, arts & humanities, education, social work, geography, cultural studies, science and technology studies, and gender studies are invited to present their research and discuss their findings in a lively, relatively informal environment. The mission of the conference is to:

  • foster scholarly exchange and facilitate collaborative research among senior and junior scholars based at different universities and research centres in Europe and abroad;

  • support the dissemination of fresh research;

  • encourage PhD students at different stage of their research career to share and present preliminary findings and fieldwork experience;

  • welcome graduate and under-graduate students as audience to the conference and active participants in the discussion.

The conference embraces and endorses a broad, ambitious view of ethnographic research. Ethnography is understood as an inquiry into the processes, implications, and meanings of social life and culture in groups, organizations, and institutions across diverse social spaces and settings. Accordingly, contributions to the conference can be based on a variety of methods, including but not limited to participant observation, in-depth interviews, focus group, auto-ethnography, visual ethnography, discourse studies, video-based research and other forms of inquiry inspired and informed by ethnographic sensibility. The Conference welcomes theoretically informed and methodologically sound proposals that contribute to the substantive knowledge of the social world.The format is based on 3-hour sessions with 5 paper presentations per session, leaving as much room as possible to open discussion.


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Organizing Committee

Chiara Bassetti, University of Trento & CNR ( / )

Elena Bougleux, University of Bergamo ()

Andrea Mubi Brighenti, University of Trento ()

Luca Carollo, University of Milano ()

Nick Dines, Middlesex University ()

Giolo Fele, University of Trento ()

Elena Fontanari, University of Milano ()

Paola Gandolfi, University of Bergamo ()

Pier Paolo Giglioli, University of Bologna ()

Marco Marzano, University of Bergamo ()

Gianmarco Navarini, University of Milano Bicocca ()

Francesca Pasquali, University of Bergamo ()

Domenico Perrotta, University of Bergamo ()

Federico Rahola, University of Genova ()

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