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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: SoMA: Students of Medical Anthropology


Multispecies Ethnographic Writing Workshop

How do we write about more-than-human interactions and nonhuman companions in our lives? How can we cultivate research and writing methods that are sensitive to both sensory and affective experiences?
In this student-led workshop, you will teach Frank, a four-year-old border collie, a new trick. The basics of dog training will be explained, and treats will be provided — so don’t worry if you’ve never taught a dog a trick before! We will then spend some time writing about the experience of the training activity, focusing on what it means to write an ethnography that involves more than just humans, and have a discussion as a group about the writing process afterwards. 
A NOTE ABOUT LOCATION: In solidarity with the UCU strike, we will NOT be hosting this event in the CMB as indicated on the poster above. Instead, we will meet outside CMB (no crossing picket lines required!) and then do the interactive portion of the workshop in George Square - so please dress weather-appropriately! We will then move indoors to Potterow for the writing portion of the workshop.
For further information, contact Maythe Han at
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