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*Update* Fieldwork Workshop

Dec 14, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020
  14 December 2020
12:00-14:00 Welcome and Handbook Introduction (Cornelia Reiher, GEAS, Freie Universität Berlin)
13:00-15:00 Fieldwork in East Asia (Levi McLaughlin, NC State University, North Carolina)
  15 December 2020
10:00-11:00 Aspects of fieldwork in CHina (Elena Meyer-Clement, GEAS, Freie Unviersität Berlin)

Research Ethics Guidelines and Q&A (Anita v. Poser, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin)

For the session on 15 Dec with Anita von Poser, we would like all participants to prepare some useful reading: Please make yourself familiar with the GAA ethical guidelines, the reflection sheet and risk assessment here: https://en.dgska.de/ethics/

Info on the speakers:

Cornelia Reiher is Professor of Japanese Studies and Vice-Director of GEAS at Freie Universität Berlin, and has recently published a handbook (with Nora Kottmann) on doing fieldwork in Japan at Nomos Verlag. Her research interests, among others, are food knowledge and knowledge production, Food Knowledge, Food Safety in Japan and East Asia, Globalization, Identity politics  and Rural Japan. Currently she is leading a DFG research project on urban-rural migration in Japan. Levi McLaughlin is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University, US. His research focuses on religion in the context of politics (i.e. Soka Gakkai in Japan) and education. He will give you an introduction on how to access the field, conduct interviews, fieldwork methods, and few caveats on fieldwork in East Asia. Elena Meyer-Clement is Assistant Professor of Chinese Political Economy and Vice-Director of GEAS at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research foci are urbanization and the transformation of rural China, local governance and central-local relations in the PRC, Land politics, the political role of private entrepreneurs in the Chinese party-state and the political economy of popular culture and propaganda. Anita v. Poser is a senior researcher at Anthropology at FU Berlin and currently leader of one of the research projects on Vietnamese Carescapes in Berlin (Affective Societies). Her research focus is, among others, psychological anthropology, and she is a field expert for Oceania, in particular Papua-New Guinea. She is one of the authors of the aforementioned ethics guidelines for researchers, issued last year by the German Anthropological Association (GAA/DGSKA).


Note that the times and the links for each day are different -  please register/request an invite mail at events@geas.fu-berlin.de

Time & Location

Dec 14, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020


Further Information

The workshop is aimed at PhD students in their second year before fieldwork. Interested MA students in their latter stage are welcome to participate. Please register with GEAS Events at events@geas.fu-berlin.de