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


2016 Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui

Kia ora koutou, CEAD Community,

What a wonderful South African CEAD 2016 hui we had! Despite logistical problems (that were out of our control), we managed, with the incredibly hard work of Helen Macdonald and her University of Cape Town team, our on-site coordinator Karen Clements, and of course Amy Patté of Flow Events, to pull off another exuberant and engaging hui. Starting with our pre-conference workshops and concomitant Special Interest (Day in other languages…coordinated by Antonio Garcia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile) sessions, we also had an incredibly-insightful and critical pre-conference panel discussion, Blackness, Language and the White Imaginary.

Then, of course, the general programme began, with two dozen nations represented by around 165 delegates, with provocative papers—and our remarkable keynote presentations (Nolwazi Mkhwanazi, César Cisneros Puebla, D. Jean Clandinin, and Keyan Tomaselli)—providing the backbone for intellectual discourse. Our social functions were also great: entertainment by Bongeka Qhanga and The Christmas Bands Movement, wines provided by one of our sponsors, Spier Winery, and a traditional South African meal. The keynote panel, facilitated by Toni Bruce, provided an insight into how our keynotes work, think, and engage with ethnography. Finally, Clive Pope presided over a satisfying and respectful poroporoaki.

All in all, an incredible success! We thank all of our sponsors, delegates, and members for creating such a rich space for discourse.

Stay in touch with friends and colleages that you met in South Africa. To this end, we are sharing an ATTENDEE LIST with email addresses. Please note that this list includes only those that granted permission at the time of registering to publish their contact details.

WMIER 2016 doctoral student essay award

The WMIER Doctoral Student Essay Award was awarded to Tracey Feltham-King, University of Fort Hare, SA (1st place) and Yosuke Washiwa, University of Toronto, CA (2nd place). These finalists were chosen as their work best exemplifies the spirit of discovery, the conference theme, and creative practice within ethnographic work.

Tracey Feltham-King, Risk and Responsibility: The management of the teenaged pregnant woman within the antenatal healthcare nexus

Yosuke Washiya, Thin Description - Ontological provocation of ethnographic film

All other CEAD inquiries to conference oganiser:

Amy Fitzgerald, Flow Events Ltd
P: +64 27 490 4624

Latest News

Read the December Newsletter for all your post-conference updates! 

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Your invitation to CEAD 2018 in Santiago, Chile - view here

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Listen to the fantastic keynote presentations from the 2014 hui from our new archives page.

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