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Rethinking Educational Ethnography: Transparency in Ethnographic Epistemologies

 Klaipėda, Lithuania

The 6th international Rethinking Educational Ethnography conference focuses on epistemological and methodological transparency in designing and conducting ethnographic studies in virtual and physical spaces. It will be held in Klaipėda, Lithuania, July 1-2, 2016. The conference is organized by the University of Klaipėda, in partnership with the Alan Dreeben Research Center of the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA. It follows the tradition of collaboration with the European Educational Research Association (EERA) Network 19.

The sixth international conference builds on the traditions of the previous Rethinking Ethnography meetings in Boras, Helsinki, Porto, Barcelona, Napoli, and Copenhagen. As we expand the Ethnographic network to Lithuania and other countries, in which ethnography as a social-science research approach is relatively new, we seek to deepen our understandings of what constitutes ethnography and how we design, conduct, and present online, cyber, and local ethnographic work in transparent ways. In focusing on transparency of ethnographic epistemology, we seek to engage in dialogues about ways of studying cultural and social practices in diverse local, virtual, ICT-enabled or cross-national communities.

 We invite ethnographers from various disciplinary backgrounds to explore how the phenomena they study and the research questions they pose lead them to construct particular ethnographic approaches and logics-of-inquiry. Questions guiding this year’s conference include: What counts as ethnography and/or ethnographic perspective in studying virtual or physical social groups and networks? How do we teach and engage new generations of scholars in ethnographic work in the digital age? What are the ways of collaborating with research participants online and face-to-face to gain the emic understandings? How do we (re)construct ethnographic accounts to reach diverse audiences? What challenges do we face and how do we overcome them as we design ethnographic studies in ever-changing contemporary social virtual and physical settings?

Call for Papers

The conference encourages submissions by doctoral students and more experienced ethnographic scholars. We welcome submissions that discuss ethnographic work, ethnographic epistemology, and transparency in designing, conducting, and (re)presenting ethnographic research conducted in virtual and physical spaces. The papers can be based on completed studies, work in progress, methodological analyses, or literature analyses of ethnographic epistemologies.

Abstract should not exceed 400 words and should be submitted in English. The abstract should clearly communicate the key ideas, conclusions, and the methodological framework used. A list of up to five keywords must be provided with the abstract.

 An international panel will review all submitted proposals for fit with the conference and its theme. Once accepted, a short paper with a minimum of 2000 words must be submitted before the conference. The papers will be distributed to all registered participants before the conference, in order to facilitate discussions during the meeting.

Electronic abstracts, with author affiliations, must be submitted by March 1st, 2016 to Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by April 15, 2016. Presenting authors must register by June 15, 2015

The primary language of the conference is English. Abstracts and papers should be submitted in English.


Regular Attendee

150 euros

Graduate/post-graduate student

75 euros

Attendee from a low-GDP country

75 euros

Student from a low-GDP country

40 euros

Venue: Klaipėda University

Klaipėda University is a multidisciplinary national and Baltic Sea Region research and studies leader, promoter of cultural heritage, and lifelong learning centre integrated in international academic networks.

The conference will be hosted in the Small Hall of Klaipeda University

Herkaus Manto g. 84

Klaipėda, Lithuania




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Edukologijos doktorantūros studijos

Komiteto pirmininkė
Prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė
Klaipėdos universitetas
Humanitarinių ir ugdymo mokslų fakultetas
Pedagogikos katedra
S. Nėries g. 5, Klaipėda, LT-92227
Tel.: +370 686 39529
Komiteto pirmininko pavaduotoja
Prof. habil. dr. Margarita Teresevičienė
Tel. (8 37) 327821
Mokslinis sekretorius
Prof. dr. Jonas Ruškus
Tel.: (8 37) 323131
dokt. Vaida Jurgilė
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