CFP: Ethnography with a twist

12–14 February 2019, Jyväskylä, Finland


Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.


  • How does ethnographic research create substantive knowledge of current processes, phenomena, implications, and meanings of social life and culture across diverse rapidly changing, technological, natural, and/or everyday settings?
  • How can new roles and relations of researchers and their ‘fields’ in ethnographic research be perceived?
  • What kinds of new twists are emerging and could be explored in ethnographic research?


We invite empirical, theoretical, methodological, and experimental contributions, based for example on (but not limited to) in-depth interviews, participant observation, collaborative research, auto-ethnography, art-based field studies, audio-visual methods, virtual/cyber/netnography, multi-sited research, dance/somatic ethnography, sensual ethnography, post-human approaches, and other forms of experimental inquiry.


If you are interested in presenting a paper or a poster, or proposing a full panel (including 3–4 papers), or an experimental ethnographic session/workshop, please submit an abstract of 250 words, including 4–6 keywords, the title, the author(s)’ name(s), affiliations, and contacts by 31 AUGUST 2018 to the conference organizers’ at email address: ethnotwist@jyu.fi. Please see more instructions about abstract submission athttps://www.jyu.fi/ethnotwist. Notification of acceptance of papers and panels will be sent by 10 OCTOBER 2018.


The confirmed keynote speakers are:

Associate Professor Marie Sandberg, The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen

Professor Tom Boellstorff, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine


Organizers: The EUROHERIT, CroBoArts, and Intersecting Mobilities research projects, the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, the Department of History and Ethnology, and the CRISES research profiling area at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


Should you have any questions, please contact the conference organizers by email ethnotwist@jyu.fi.



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