2016 Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui
New venue for CEAD announced!
The fourth international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD) 2016: Ethnographic Imaginings: Place, Space, and Time will take place between 15-18 November 2016. Sponsored by the Association for Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines, the hui will move from the beautiful campus of the University of Waikato in Hamilton in Aotearoa New Zealand to Cape Town, South Africa. Four keynote speakers are confirmed; César A. Cisneros Puebla, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa; Keyan G. Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg; Jean Clandinin, University of Alberta; and Nolwazi Mkhwanazi, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
The move to the African continent—and then to South America (Santiago, Chile) in 2018—mark a significant turn towards truly internationalizing the Association and the hui itself. The CEAD itself can provide a touchstone for its delegates, a biannual oasis for intellectual and spiritual replenishment and renewal. Every year seems to get better with this group, and 2014 was no exception. Our keynotes earned standing ovations, and the ACEAD was incorporated as an Aotearoa/NZ Association. The official name is "The International Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Association Incorporated," and all who have been delegates of this hui (2010, 2012, 2014) are de facto members. So, to keep it straight: ACEAD—Association of CEAD (established in 2014); CEAD—conference/hui.
The goal of CEAD as outlined in the constitution for ACEAD is:
- CEAD recognizes that contemporary ethnography has wide-ranging, shifting interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary manifestations and that those who populate such ethnographic endeavours need forums to disseminate their knowledge, collaborate, and garner encouragement and critique from others. (2014, p. 1)
As a Southern Hemisphere conference, CEAD 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. Broadening our scope to the continent of Africa, we hope that African qualitative researchers will draw upon African indigenous forms of knowledge to enliven, enrich, and inform current dominant, experimental, and emerging forms of the ethnographic project. As always, we expect that researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines of law, anthropology, arts & letters, education, geography, health, management, business, psychology, sociology, cultural, Kaupapa Māori, African Studies, 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—will seek to share in the rich diversity that this biannual conference and hui provides.
WMIER 2016 doctoral student essay award
CEAD is pleased to announce the finalists in the WMIER Doctoral Student Essay Award competition. These finalists have been chosen as their work best exemplifies the spirit of discovery, the conference theme, and creative practice within ethnographic work. Ranking announced in November. Finalists are Tracey Feltham-King, Risk and Responsibility: The management of the teenaged pregnant woman within the antenatal healthcare nexus and Yosuke Washiya, University of Toronto, Canada, Thin Description - Ontological provocation of ethnographic film.
All other CEAD inquiries to conference oganiser:
Amy Fitzgerald, Flow Events Ltd
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