Symposium – The Malinowskian Legacy in Ethnography Anthropological Talks in South Tyrol Third Biennial Symposium Date September 21, 2017 – September 22, 2017 Location Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Piazza Università 1 IT Description Nearly a full century after the publication of Argonauts of the Western Pacific, ethnographic fieldwork remains a staple of social and cultural anthropology, despite its retooling through an intense probing of its epistemological framework (for example: post-colonial thought, reflexivity, sensorial ethnography, multispecies ethnography) and sundry adaptations to keep it in step with complex contemporary society (to name just a few: ethnography at home, multisited ethnography, internet ethnography, ethnography of policy). Above and beyond, this, however, we may ask what it means to be an ethnographer in the brave new world of audit-centered, academic turbo capitalism. Are third-party funding and evaluation processes dictating the contents and contours of ethnographic research to an excessive degree? To what extent is it still possible to conduct deep and long-term fieldwork, à la Malinowski, with all of its implications for creating relations with research participants? The use of ethnography has proliferated and become exceedingly fashionable in a number of disciplines outside of anthropology: but is the work being done still recognizable to anthropologists as ethnography? That is, is ethnography a victim of its own success, in that the substance of Malinowskian ethnography is being hollowed out? What, then, remains the sine qua non of ethnography in the Malinowskian legacy? Program September 21, 2017 September 21, 2017 09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 09:15 – 09:45 The initiative of the Malinowski Forum for Ethnography and Anthropology (MFEA) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 09:45 – 10:15 Bronislaw Malinowski and Elsie Masson in the South Tyrol Patrick Burke (University of Westminster, GB) Lucy Ulrich (, CH) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 10:15 – 10:45 The MFEA research project Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 11:00 – 11:30 The 3rd Edition of Anthropological Talks in South Tyrol (ATST): The Malinowskian Legacy in Anthropology Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 11:30 – 13:00 Pilots of history: activating some hidden potentials of ethnographic field work Andre Gingrich (Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 13:00 – 13:15 Discussion first session Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 13:15 – 14:30 lunch break tbd September 21, 2017 14:30 – 16:00 Doing fieldwork, changing scales through the analysis of different economic spaces Valeria Siniscalchi (Centre Norbert Elias, EHESS, FR) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 21, 2017 16:00 – 17:30 The End of Informality? Reflections on Participant Observation in the New Millennium Jaro Stacul (Memorial University of Newfoundland, CA) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 22, 2017 September 22, 2017 09:30 – 11:00 An Ethnography in the Strict Sense of the Term Chandana Mathur (National University of Ireland, Maynooth, IE) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 22, 2017 11:00 – 11:15 coffee break tbd September 22, 2017 11:15 – 12:45 Infrastructures of and in ethnography Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge, GB) Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen September 22, 2017 12:45 – 13:15 Concluding discussion Room D0.03, main campus Bolzano-Bozen Speakers Andre Gingrich Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT Chandana Mathur National University of Ireland, Maynooth, IE Dorothy Zinn Unibz, IT Elisabeth Tauber Unibz, IT Jaro Stacul Memorial University of Newfoundland, CA Lucy Ulrich Marilyn Strathern University of Cambridge, GB Patrick Burke University of Westminster, GB Rebecca Stuart Valeria Siniscalchi Centre Norbert Elias, EHESS, FR How to reach us The main University campus The main campus of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Piazza Università 1, is located in the city centre of Bolzano-Bozen. It takes less than ten minutes by walking from the Train Station and from the private parking situated in Piazza Walther. Bolzano-Bozen By plane It is possible to reach the city of Bolzano-Bozen getting to the airport of Bolzano-Bozen, placed in the southern city. It takes approximately 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus from there to the city centre. Northern from Bozen it is possible to get to the Innsbruck airport (120 km far), and then reach Bozen by train. Southern from Bozen, the closest airport is the Verona airport (152 km). From there a shuttle service drives to the Verona Porta Nova Train Station, where many trains to Bozen are available. By train It is very easy to reach Bozen by train, from Italy thanks to the Trenitalia, the Italian Railways ; from Germany and Austria by the Deutsche Bahn, the German Railways, and the ÖBB, the Austrian Railways. 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