Digital Ethnography

Digital Ethnography

  • 24/06/2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course details

qualitative course | level: beginner | register now
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affiliation: Ghent University


Ethnography refers to a collection of inductive research methods (e.g., participating, observing, interviewing, engaging with visual material), where the researcher plays an important role. Digital ethnography invites researchers ‘to consider how we live and research in a digital, material and sensory environment’ (Pink et al., 2016).

In this workshop, students will be introduced to a type of digital ethnographic research practice that takes as a starting point the idea that digital media and technologies are part of the everyday, the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. Drawing on non-media-centric media studies (Moores, 2017) this workshop explores how the digital has become part of the material, sensory and social worlds we inhabit and what the implications are for research practice.

Through classroom discussions, students will be given time to ask questions and/or discuss issues related to their own research projects. For this purpose, participants are invited to submit questions related to their project prior to the workshop.

The language of instruction and communication in this seminar is English, unless all participants understand Dutch. The number of participants is limited to 10.


Background readings

Moores, S. (2017). Digital Orientations: Non-media-centric Media Studies and Non-representational Theories of Practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Pink, S., Horst, H., Postill, J., Hjorth, L., Lewis, T., & Tacchi, J. (2015). Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice. London: Sage


PhD's or postdocs of a Flemish university: free of charge
Other academics: 30 €
Non-profit/Public sector: 50 €
Private sector: 100 €


Ghent University-On Campus

Leslokaal 2.25
Campus Boekentoren, 05.03 - Blandijn

Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent


Sander De Ridder

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