Ethnography Workshop: experiences and debates



Positioning itself among the demands for a compassionate ethnography , the Ethnography Workshop welcomes the sharing of experiences concerning the practice of ethnography, profiting from the reflexive dynamics created by the regular meeting of a group of peers. This environment of complicity and debate makes room for fieldwork to be a safer, healthier and more ethical experience, both for researchers and for the people with whom they propose to carry out their studies, in situations of greater or lesser vulnerability of all parties involved. This is a first step towards the construction of a repertoire of ways of being in the field, which allows not only to help anticipate challenges and imagine strategies to overcome them, but also to enhance institutional resources that are better streamlined collectively. In addition to the experiences shared by the participants, the sessions will focus on texts, films and guests.


Elsa Peralta (Research Fellow CEC-FL/UL, Associated Research Fellow ICS-ULisboa) |
Inês Galvão (D.ANT, ICS-ULisboa) |


Ethnography Workshop Calendar
academic year 2020/2021

Sessions take place on Tuesdays, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

October 13, 2020 Presentation of the Ethnography Workshop
Novembrer 10, 2020 [9h30-17h00, c/intervalos] Workshop: The New Ethnographer: addressing challenges in ethnographic research
December 15, 2020 Vulnerabilities. Guest: Patrícia Hilário
January 19, 2021 Positionalities. Guest: Susana Viegas
February 9, 2021 Fallibility. Guest: João Pina-Cabral
March 16, 2021 Observation and fiction. Guest: Ricardo Falcão
April 13, 2021 Health and safety
May 11, 2021 Archives. Guest: Joana Craveiro
June 8, 2021 Personal and sensitive data. Guest: Pedro Neto
June 29, 2021 Ethics and unveiling

Capacity and pre-registration
For the sake of the group dynamics, which will meet by videoconference via zoom, the capacity of the sessions of the Ethnography Workshop will be restricted to 25 participants..

Anyone interested in participating can contact us by email (, and proceed with a pre-registration for each of the scheduled sessions.

We appreciate that any eventuality that prevents the presence of pre-registered participants is duly communicated so that the vacancy can be filled in time.

Sessions are not recorded and will not be made public.