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From: Cristina Balma-Tivola [mailto:c.balmativola@...]
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 10:44 AM
Subject: CFP about "Anthropology and new technologies"
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) will launch its bi-annual conference in Copenhagen,
August 14 - 17, 2002, on the general theme:
'Engaging the World: Theoretical, Methodological and Political Challenges for a 21st Century Anthropology'.
Within this general conference theme, a series of workshops will be conducted with more narrowly focused topics.
Please see details of the workshop we proposed here. Don't hesitate to contact us for further information.
Cristina Balma-Tivola (c.balmativola@...)
Alessandra Guigoni (aguigoni@...)
"RE-READING THE POETICS AND THE POLITICS OF ETHNOGRAPHY IN THE LIGHT OF THE OPPORTUNITIES GIVEN BY NEW TECHNOLOGIES"
a proposed workshop
for the 7th BIENNIAL EASA CONFERENCE
August 14-17 2002
The proposal for this workshops emerges by the need of rethinking anthropological research, and ethnographic writing and filmmaking, in relation to new media and technologies of communication.
These new chances to express and communicate anthropological knowledge (such as CD-Rom, digital video, website on the Internet), given their dimension of 'virtual hypertexts', allow the simultaneous presence of images, sounds, texts, verbal recordings and many different data.
- Many voices and points of view can be shown at once. Many levels of the experience of the research can be given back on the same medium in the same time. This means new media can also give wider spaces of connections between topics, people and issues.
- At the same time people from minorities or indigenous communities, who hadn't been visible before, becomes virtually present, claiming the right and dignity to 'talk back' and express themselves by the same media.
- Moreover students and researchers, native people and minorities, immigrants and settlers, by different motivations and by different points of view, discuss on the Internet about world issues as a consequence of the dynamics local-global.
Does all this change the methods in collecting data in anthropology? Does all this change the theories that lead anthropologists' work? How is the role of anthropologist changing in relation to the dynamics activated by/though current technologies?
Internet is an "environment" as well, an artificial landscape to do ethnographic research in the cyberspace.
This workshop gives space to ethnographies produced in the format of CD-Rom, videos, websites and to researches about new media to promote a dialogue about the ways methods in ethnography and theories in anthropology change. We also intend to discuss some issues (objects, methodologies, instruments) about on line research.
Deadline for submission of paper proposals is February 15th 2002. Paper abstracts should be 150-200 words (in English).
Paper submissions should include full contact details, particularly email addresses of the proposer(s). Proposals should be submitted to both of the conveners: Cristina Balma-Tivola and Alessandra Guigoni
PhD student in Anthropology, University of Milan-Bicocca
Corso Siracusa, 152 - 10137 Torino (ITALY)
"Noi riprendiamo le persone per amore" (Silvano Agosti, filmmaker)