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Social Anthropology: Research


STAR Postgraduate Training Courses

Each year STAR aims to run week long residential courses. The first course targets students at the pre-fieldwork level and the second is aimed at those are at a fairly advanced stage of writing up.

The pre-fieldwork course runs over four days and involves 6 half-day sessions, each combining a plenary workshop with smaller break-out groups. One distinguished UK anthropologist will be invited to attend the entire course, and will open the programme with a formal lecture, on a subject of his/her choice. Workshop topics include: writing fieldnotes; politics and ethics; working in a second language; visual methodologies; archival research; and material methodologies including issues of property and ownership.

The advanced (post-fieldwork) course includes plenary workshops, with break-out groups to address key topics in the building of research careers, both within and outside the academy and a series of parallel master-classes lead by distinguished international guests, allowing students to present their work and receive feedback from some of the most exciting innovators in world anthropology. Each day will close with a plenary lecture from one of the international visitors, drawing on their current research-in-progress.

The workshops cover the following areas: anthropological publishing; grants and research careers; researching for policy and practice; and innovation ethnography.

For more information and participant reviews of previous training weeks, click here...





Freshers 2013