[Air-l] workshop virtual ethnography

Anne Beaulieu Anne.Beaulieu at vks.knaw.nl
Fri May 19 05:49:44 PDT 2006

Call for submissions for workshop
Virtual Ethnography in Contemporary Social Science

Submissions are invited for a workshop to be held in Amsterdam, 27- 29 
September 2006.

This workshop aims to focus attention on challenges posed to ethnographic 
methods by the new digital and electronic media. It will be of interest to 
scholars engaged in ethnographic research which touches on digital media 
as well as other social scientists studying globalization and cultural change, 
digital communication, or cultures of digital media. The workshop forms part 
of the ongoing programme of the Virtual Knowledge Studio to study and 
stimulate new research practices in the humanities and social sciences.

Paper submissions are invited which address the following key themes:

the significance of virtual ethnography for contemporary social science
the conceptual and theoretical challenges of virtual ethnography
emerging tools and practices for dealing with digital media

The workshop will include presentations, and a poster session. Please send 
abstracts (500-700 words) to anne.beaulieu at vks.knaw.nl. The deadline for 
submissions is 15 June 2006. Submissions will be reviewed by the 
organizing committee, and will be selected for a paper presentation or for 
the poster session. Notice of acceptance will be sent by 1 July. Following the 
workshop the ambition is to submit selected papers for a special issue of a 
The organising committee is made up of Anne Beaulieu (VKS- KNAW), 
Marjolein van Asselt (U. of Maastricht), Christine Hine (U. of Surrey) and  
Ernst Thoutenhoofd (VKS-KNAW). This event is funded by a conference 
grant from the KNAW and by the VKS. Funds are available to cover travel 
and hotel costs for speakers whose submissions are selected for 
presentation at the workshop.   

More information about the workshop, keynote speakers and topics to be 
discussed at the workshop can be found on 

A call for participants will be issued in a few weeks.

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