Workshop June 20/21 2022: “The Politics in/of Ethnographic Writing”

We are very pleased to invite you to the workshop “The Politics in/of Ethnographic Writing” on June 20 and 21 2022 (Monday and Tuesday) in Frankfurt am Main.We will begin on Monday at 4pm with a talk by Anna Leander (Graduate Institute Geneva). Her talk is entitled “Destabilizing Definitions: The Challenge of Doing Ethnographic Concept Work in International Relations.”On Tuesday (9am-6pm), we will offer a rich program that builds on the talk and our ongoing engagement with ethnographic writing. Amongst other things, we will discuss the promise of ethnographic writing, but also concrete problems of writing-up & publishing. We will work collectively on strategies from observation to publication, and we will discuss the changing publishing landscape for ethnographers in political science. As in our previous meetings, this will not be in conference style with panels and papers but rather a collective and open workshop format with some inputs and time for discussion and exchange.Please register with an email to (see contact page).The workshop will be organized collaboratively by the Research Department Global Junctions at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and Themengruppe Ethnografische Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft (DVPW).We are very grateful to PRIF for covering the rooms, coffee, and lunch on Tuesday. Please note that travel, accommodation and dinner need to be covered by the participants. We are happy to provide letters of participation so that you can reclaim your expenses with your institutions. If you do not have such an institutional affiliation, let us know. We have a very limited amount of € to cover some expenses.Places for the workshop are limited, so please register soon. Furthermore, be advised that it is a busy time in Frankfurt, so please go ahead and book your hotel quickly. Please note that the workshop willtake place on Campus Westend but most cheap hotels are around main station which is a very short subway ride.We are very excited to meet many of you soon.Best wishes,Sabina Mannitz, Martin Gubsch (PRIF) & Eva, Micha, Julia, Felix (TG Ethnografische Methoden).