• April 15, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Ethnography in Canada hub and the Ethnography Lab are proud to announce the inaugural Ethnography in Canada conference. The conference aims to showcase ethnographic work being conducted in Canada and foster a critical discussion of what ethnography in and of Canada is today.

What forms is ethnographic work currently taking, within and outside academia? How do ethnographers conceptualize “Canada,” and what are the key questions informing ethnographic endeavours in this space? While ethnography has long been associated with the discipline of anthropology, the purpose of this conference is to enrich learning and collaborative understandings across disciplines and amongst academic and non-academic parties alike as to the transformation of ethnographic practice today.

The conference day will consist of three traditional panels and roundtables, followed by an afternoon of breakout sessions amongst all participants (presenters and attendees alike) and an evening for further networking and discussion. It will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation in downtown Toronto. This is the first conference of its kind to foster critical interdisciplinary discussion about ethnography in Canada.

The confirmed keynote speaker is Monica Heller, professor at OISE and the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

Inquiries can be sent to ethnographyincanada@gmail.co