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Cursus: MCMV21001
Art and Society: Experimental Fieldwork
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Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen AM;
Contactpersoondr. E.A. Hubbard
dr. E.A. Hubbard
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. E.A. Hubbard
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2  (15-11-2021 t/m 28-01-2022)
TimeslotD: D (WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 25-10-2021 09:00 t/m 26-10-2021 23:59
Gain advanced knowledge of ethnographic research and its theoretical and practical elements, as well as a critical perspective on the practice of ethnography.
Develop the ability to conduct experimental forms of field research on subjects related to the arts.
This course is an elective open to students in the MA Arts and Society, MA Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy and MA Applied Musicology. KUEM students need to contact the course coordinator before enrolling. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.

In this course students meet and critically engage, face-to-face, with arts practitioners. But instead of guest lectures and pre-arranged site visits, students learn how to prepare and conduct field research, and explore the various ways in which this can be done.

​Following a more general introduction on current types of field research (e.g. walking methods, digital ethnography, and participatory observation methods), this laboratory course trains students in experimental ethnographic research design and methodology as they conduct fieldwork in various sites of their own choosing. Classes are focused on developing the methodological skills and critical awareness to conduct ethnography in various kinds of field sites, and to reflect on the methodological, political and ethical issues arising out of this type of qualitative research engagement. Next to these meetings, students are conducting research in the field (often in teams), and share and discuss their findings with their classmates. This way the students get a good overview of the insights from the other groups, and as a result a better insight in current developments in the field of art and society.

Aanvullende informatie
Career orientation:
Students develop the requisite skills to become ethnographers of subjects related to arts and society.
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  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Basic principles of field research, with an emphasis on ethnographic research. Students from other MA programmes than Arts & Society are highly recommended to attend the meetings of the MA course Researching Arts & Society I that are dedicated.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Researching Arts & Society I
Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
To be announced.
Kosten materiaal:50,00
Traveling costs for site visits.

Weekly meetings combine instruction on relevant methodologies (with an emphasis on ethnographic research methodology) and theoretical issues related to this type of research on subjects related to the arts. Students engage in fieldwork in or around the city of Utrecht (or farther afield) at sites of their own choosing, while applying methods introduced in the course and reflecting on the various issues arising out of their engagement with research subjects

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Reading the assigned literature and preparing for practical exercises.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Group work consists mainly of practical exercises and instruction geared toward teaching students how to operationalize their ethnographic research. Students with similar research projects will also be distributed into research clusters in order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, approaches, bibliographies, etc

Minimum cijfer5,5

The assignment tests students’ ability to compile and maintain fieldnotes (using text, video, photography, sound recordings, etc.) and use these notes for conducting relevant interviews and developing salient ideas for their final project.

The portfolio is due at the end of the block. Fieldnotes are compiled throughout the block.

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