ETHNOARTS – Call for papers

Call for Papers

ETHNOARTS – Ethnographic Explorations of the Arts and Education Ethnography and Education Journal Meeting

Institute of Sociology, IS-UP

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

University of Porto, Portugal

June 21ST-23rd, 2017


Dear colleagues,

Ethnography is a methodology historically linked with Anthropology but nowadays is used by a diversity of academics and professionals. The use of ethnography in a wide range of disciplines and contexts makes it a dynamic and challenging method. Studies on and in the arts often blur conventional disciplinary borders, allowing for new insights to arise from interdisciplinary conversations. By combining the study of social practices and discourses related to arts making, and by applying ethnography as a main approach, researchers bypass frontiers, a condition for a stimulating intellectual debate. Despite the proliferation of digital communication among scholars, conferences remain very important spaces to debate current issues, showcase emerging research and discuss new approaches.

The ETHNOARTS – Ethnographic Explorations of the Arts and Education conference will take place at the University of Porto, Portugal, June, 21st-23rd, 2017.

Our aim is to create a cross-disciplinary space for scientific debate open to everyone interested in research on performing arts (music, theatre), plastic arts (photography, painting, sculpture), literature (narrative and poetry), other forms of contemporary, traditional and vernacular artistic expressions (graffiti, street-art, urban arts, etc.) and practices in a variety of social contexts such as schools, colleges and universities; community organizations or art institutions; public spaces, etc. as well as emerging collectivities and sites (including virtual spaces) for artistic and expressive practice.

We welcome papers from young and senior academics working in a diversity of disciplines

(Sociology, Anthropology, Education, Psychology, Linguistics, Fine Arts, Folklore, among others) and developing research on arts and education through an ethnographic approach (combining a diversity of methods in multiple configurations). Preference will be given to proposals reporting sustained fieldwork in a particular setting/site (however defined) drawing on multiple forms of data. Reports from action research projects are also welcome. We hope that

ETHNOARTS can be a starting point for joint research, networking and publishing (a book of abstracts will be published and a publication with blind peer-reviewing will be organised after the conference).

We also welcome non-paper based contributions that use arts forms-films, mini exhibitions, comedy, multimedia, performances, readers’ theatre and so on. To propose these contributions, you can send us an abstract in the pre-defined terms below.

Abstracts in English of maximum 300 words should be submitted to until December, 30th. Please indicate your institutional affiliation and contact in the proposal.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January, 29th.



Carl Bagley, Durham University

Organising Committee

Lígia Ferro, Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Pat Thomson, The University of Nottingham, UK

David Poveda, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, España

João Teixeira Lopes, Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Natália Azevedo, Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Rute Teixeira, Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Ana Veloso, CIPEM, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Gil Fesch, Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto and CESEM, FCSH-UNL, Portugal

Irene Serafino, Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

 Scientific Committee

Anton Franks, Warwick University

António Firmino da Costa, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL

Augusto Santos Silva, FE, Universidade do Porto

Bob Jeffrey, University of Exeter

Carlos Fortuna, Universidade de Coimbra

Dennis Beach, University of Gothenburg

Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, FBA, Universidade do Porto

Glória Diógenes, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Graça Cordeiro, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL

Graça Mota, ESE, Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Joan Pujadas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Karina Kuschnir, IFCS, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Liora Bresley, College of Education at Illinois

Luís Fernandes, FPCE, Universidade do Porto

Maria José Araújo, ESE, Instituto Politécnico do Porto

Marta Morgade, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Fernanda Muller, Universidade de Brasília

Pamela Burnard, Cambridge University

Paulo Raposo, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL

Ricardo Campos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Sofia Marques da Silva, FPCEUP, Universidade do Porto


Ethnography and Education, E & E (ETHNOARTS is an event affiliated with the Oxford

Ethnography and Education Conference)

Instituto de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, IS-UP

Departmento de Sociologia, Universidade do Porto, DS-UP

Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacies, Nottingham University

Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM

Centro de Investigação e Estudos em Sociologia, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL

Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical, CIPEM, IPP

Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical, CESEM, FCSH-UNL


Full Student (Includes graduation, master and Ph.D students)

Early Bird 100e 50e

Late 150e 100e

On-site 170e 120e

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