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Digital methods and geographies
27 et 28 mai 2021
|Responsable de l'activité||
Dr. Carlo Inverardi-Ferri (MA), Dr. Jevgeniy Bluwstein (MA), Romain Valadaud (PhD Candidate) tous Unit of Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
Dr. Elisenda Ardèvol (Professor in Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, Universitat Oberta
de Catalunya, Spain)
Dr. James Ash (Reader in Technology, Space and Society, Newcastle University, UK)
Dr. Mathew Zook (Professor in Geography, Kentucky University, USA)
This workshop reponds to the COVID pandemic by offering geographers an opportunity to reflect upon the impact of the current situation on their work. The workshop will provide space to familiarise with digital geographies and apply digital methods in social research. Established scholars in the field will share their knowledge and experience in keynotes, and provide their feedback in activities with workshop participants. Individual and group activities will help reflect upon the keynotes and related discussions. The workshop objective is to provide participants with space for exchange and the opportunity to explore new approaches in geography to continue research during the ongoing pandemic conditions.
This workshop is conducted in English.
The workshop is organized fully online over two days and involves student presentations, keynotes, discussions and practical activities.
9:00-9:30 Introduction to the workshop and presentation of the participants and speakers
9:30-10:15 Short student presentations: how did the pandemic impact my Phd research project?
10:30-11:15 1.Keynote and Q&A: Interface Methods for Digital Geographies (James Ash)
11:15-12:00 1. Activity-part I: how do we design research topics that study palces in/of the digital? Specify how these spaces can be conceptualized and accessed (student-led group work, with participation by keynot speakers and organizers).
13:00-13:45 2. Keynote and Q&A: Blending digital gography and material spaces (Matthew Zook)
13:45-14:45 1. Activity - part II: finalize 1.Activity and prepare short presentations (student-led group work)
15:00-16:00 Group presentations
9:00-10:15 2.Activity: explore a digital space online and think about what methods to use (individual work)
10:15-11:15 Share your findings from 2.activity with others
11:30-12:15 3.Keynote and Q&A: Digital ethnography (Elisenda Ardèvol)
13:00-13:45 3.Activity: Rethink or adapt your research through a digital methodology (individual work)
13:45-15:00 Present your plan and receive feedback
Atelier à distance (gather.town)
In preparation for this workshop, we would lik you to write a reflection note (1-2 pages) on how your research was impacted by the pandemic (in good and bad ways). Please prepare a 5-minute talk based on your reflections taht you will be invited to present during the workshop plenary in the morning of the first day.
As to reading preparations, please read ahead of the workshop the suggested articles below. Please prepare 2-3 questions to each of the articles. You will be asked to dhare your questions in the joint discussions following the keynotes.
We look foward to seeing you online!