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.




Ethnography Workshop


2ND EDITION (2021-2022)



Elsa Peralta (Research Fellow CEC-FL/UL, Associated Research Fellow ICS-ULisboa) |
Giulia Cavallo (ISCSP-ULisboa) |


Calendar academic year 2021/2022


The sessions take place on Wednesdays, from 2.30pm until 2.30pm, on a mixed, face-to-face and zoomed-in basis.

December 15, 2021 Convenor: Vincenzo Scamardella. Between the Digital and the Presential.
January 19, 2022  Convenor: Rui Sá. Environmental Ethnographic Research.
February 16, 2022 Convenor: Catarina Moravka Viana. Experimental Ethnography.
March 30, 2022 Convenor: Francesca de Luca. Experimental ethnographies, experimenting with ethnographies
April, 2022 Convenor: Susana Viegas. Positionalities.
May, 2022 To be defined
June, 2022 To be defined
July, 2022 To be defined

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




Ethnography Workshop


1ST EDITION (2020-2021)


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

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