A Hub of Research Excellence

The Manchester Ethnography Network is a centre of excellence for ethnographers of organisation. Exciting ethnographies happening in Manchester and internationally are brought together for discussion and critique in our worldclass seminar programme and collaborative projects at Alliance Manchester Business School.

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Successful Events

Our seminar program has been a tremendous success since our launch in September 2015. With world experts presenting their ethnographies to packed out sessions. Read about upcoming seminars and past events via the drop-down menu above.

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Manchester, a Home of Radical Thinking

Manchester University will be hosting the 12th International Ethnography Symposium this summer, bringing together scholars of ethnography from around the world. Keynote speakers include Bruno Latour and Bill Maurer.

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Bruno Latour our new visiting Prof

The eminent French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist, Professor Bruno Latour has been appointed as Simon and Hallsworth Visiting Professor at Manchester University.

This unique post will involve him working with colleagues in the Alliance MBS-based Manchester Ethnography Network and the Manchester Urban Institute at the School of Environment Education and Development (SEED).

Professor Albena Yaneva from SEED and Professor Damian O’Doherty from Alliance MBS have been working closely together to secure the appointment and have now planned a series of events for the coming year.
The acclaimed author will be giving lectures and hosting seminars in Manchester, while he will also be a keynote speaker at the annual International Ethnography Symposium hosted by the Manchester Ethnography Network at the University of Manchester later this summer.

Professor O’Doherty said the appointment was a real coup for Manchester: “Latour is one of the most important contemporary figures in the humanities and social sciences and his work is cited worldwide…He has had strong links with Manchester for many years and we are delighted to welcome him.”

See the full announcement here.

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International Ethnography Symposium – Deadline extended

Politics and Ethnography in an Age of Uncertainty

 

The University of Manchester

29th August – 1st September 2017

 

Deadline for abstract submissions now extended to 31st March! – choose your stream and read further details about the conference here

 

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Bruno Latour (Sciences Po)

Professor Bill Maurer (University of California, Irvine)

Professor Emma Crewe (SOAS, University of London)

Professor Hugh Willmott (CASS, London)

 

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12th International Ethnography Symposium – get your abstracts in!

Politics and Ethnography in an Age of Uncertainty

 

The University of Manchester

29th August – 1st September 2017

 

Many exciting streams are looking for top-quality abstract submissions by 28th February – choose your stream and read further details about the conference here

 

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Bruno Latour (Sciences Po)

Professor Bill Maurer (University of California, Irvine)

Professor Emma Crewe (SOAS, University of London)

Professor Hugh Willmott (CASS, London)

 

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Thanks to Alice Street

We’d like to thank Alice Street for a very interesting seminar yesterday – hearing her stories of drones and health infrastructure in Papa New Guinea gave us much to think about.


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Tales from the Field – New Dee Estuary Project

Dr. Hannah Knox (UCL Anthropology depatrment) and Dr. Damian O’Doherty (Alliance Manchester Business School) have started a new ethnographic project working with Marco Ferrari (Folder Visual Research Agency). They are interested in exploring how a combination of ethnographic research, data analysis and information design might be deployed to provide insights into what constitutes liveable landscapes under conditions of environmental and economic strain.

 

Read the full post here.

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Experimental Ethnography stream ICMS 2017

We would like to announce that two members of the Manchester Ethnography Network – Oz Gore and Sideeq Mohammed – are convening a stream for the 2017 International Critical Management Studies Conference in Liverpool.

‘Experimental Ethnography and the Future of Critique’ will aim to bring together colleagues to develop some of the themes which have become salient through the seminars of this Network since it began last September. We hope colleagues from across our international academic community of ethnographers and ethnographically curious scholars will consider submitting. Find full details of the the stream and submissions here.

 

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