Whakatauki for CEAD Hui

Kotahi te kōhao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro mā te miro, te miro pango, me te miro whero

There is but one eye of the needle through which the white thread, the black thread and the red thread traverse

Source: Potatau Te Wherowhero


2014 Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui

Kia ora koutou! The third international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) hui has been announced. The conference CEAD 2014: Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography will take place from 25-28 November 2014 and will return to the beautiful campus of the University of Waikato in Hamilton in Aotearoa New Zealand. The CEAD, an international ethnography conference and hui, welcomes all forms of engagement in ethnographic disciplinary practice, and aims to stimulate rich intellectual discourse. As a Southern Hemisphere conference, it offers a richness of perspective that is slightly counter to the dominant, hegemonic worldview of many ethnographic pieces; for example, informed by a Kaupapa Māori wordview of “research,” discussions of participant/researcher “ethics” take on a decidedly-richer, more nuanced, view. Researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines of law, anthropology, arts & letters, education, geography, health, management, business, psychology, sociology, cultural, and ethnic and gender studies - and any other discipline where ethnography advances scholarship and public understanding of the way groups and individuals interact and live their lives into being - are invited to share in the rich diversity that the conference and hui provides.

The major theme for the hui is Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography and there are three major content streams for exploration (read more about each one here):

  1. Emerging Methods: Traditional, Experimental and Transgressive Forms
  2. Praxis and Advocacy: Doing Ethnography on the Ground
  3. Social Justice and Transformation: Theoretical Ethnographic Visions

CEAD 2014 Doctoral Student Essay Contest

Entry for the Doctoral Student Essay Award is now closed. Entrants are encouraged to present at the conference; first three places will be notified and announced at the conference and present their work in a showcase spotlight panel scheduled on Friday 28th November at 10.15am. Winners will be those whose work best exemplifies the spirit of discovery, the conference theme, and creative practice within ethnographic work.

Three awards will be given. The winner will receive NZ$250, a copy of Ethnographic Worldviews: Transformation and Social Justice, and peer-review of the essay for possible publication in an edited book coming out of the conference. Second prize will be NZ$200 and third prize will be NZ$150. Awards will be presented at the 2014 conference and CEAD Association meeting and final poroporoaki at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Winners will present their work in a showcase spotlight panel at the 2014 conference. 

All CEAD inquiries to conference oganisers
Amy Fitzgerald, Flow Events Ltd
Conference & Event Management
P: +64 27 490 4624
amy@flowevents.co.nz, www.flowevents.co.nz
17 Knoll Street, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, NZ

Latest News


Programme announced for CEAD 2014, 26 - 28 November

Ask Laurel? Questions You've Wondered About But Haven't Been Able to Ask?

Keynote speakers - Internationally-recognized Professor Soyini Madison, Northwestern University USA, Dr Karen Barbour, University of Waikato & Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, New Zealand

Introducing the Founding Patrons of the Association of CEAD

Pre-conference special interest sessions at CEAD 2014, 25th November

We would like to thank the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato for their continued support of the CEAD Hui.  

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