On Monday November 5, 2018 (15.00-17.30 hrs) NOG is organizing a Masterclass with Ramy Aly and Nisrine Chaer on The Ethnographic Turn in Cultural Studies and the Cultural Studies Turn in Anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies share the same object of study while maintaining distinct disciplinary approaches to culture. Yet, so little distinguishes contemporary scholarship within these two fields, begging the question – what’s the difference? For many the main point of contention in this sibling rivalry has been the issue of methods, with most arguing that ethnography is anthropology. An ethnographic approach sees culture as an assemblage of people, spaces, technologies, materialities, landscapes and senses. Ethnographers try to capture this complexity through particular methods like participant-observation, field notes, interviews and methodological stances like autoethnography; these are in and of themselves both promising and perilous. In this masterclass we will explore the ethnographic turn in Cultural Studies and the Cultural Studies turn in Anthropology to try and understand what relevance ethnographic methods might have for cultural studies research.

Participation is open for advanced RMA students and PhD students interested in ethnographic methods within cultural studies research. PhD and RMA students will be awarded 1 ECTS for attending the Masterclass and the Doing Gender Lecture by Ramy Aly on 5 November 2018, 10.30 – 12.00 hrs (Utrecht, Drift 25, room 0.02).
There is limited space (15 students) so please register before 31th of October 2018 by sending a one-page motivation to: ramy.aly@aucegypt.edu and nisrine.chaer@gmail.com.

More information about the masterclass can be found in the announcement.