Applicants are sought for a Post Doctoral Research Associate to work on a project funded by an Endowment from BNFL, directed by Professor Penny Harvey in the Department of Social Anthropology and Dr Damian O’Doherty from the Alliance Manchester Business School. The post will start January 1st 2017 and will involve close collaboration with Professor Francis Livens in the Dalton Nuclear Institute. The appointment will be made for 5 years, after which the intention is that the Fellow will transfer to an open-ended academic appointment in an appropriate School subject to meeting targets as detailed in the further particulars.
Further details here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUN832/dalton-research-associate/
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Penny Harvey
Name: Dr Damian O’Doherty
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the 31st October.
Our seminar program for 2016-17 is now available!
We will be hosting some fantastic colleagues this year who will talk about their unique ethnographies and discuss a broad range of topics, from glabal health, neoliberalism, new economies, doing ethnography and many more! We look forward to seeing you at these seminars through the academic year.
A new reading group on ‘all things nuclear’ will meet for the first time Monday 17th October 2016 – see details below!
The group is run by Penny Harvey (Professor of social anthropology at the University of Manchester) and Dr. Damian O’Doherty (Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at AMBS).
Submissions are invited for a one day workshop on 23rd November 2016 taking place at the University of Manchester:
“On the Development of Ethnographic Organization Studies: Towards New Objects of Concern”
Sponsored jointly by the journal of Organisation and the Manchester Ethnography Network, the workshop aims to hear about ethnographies that propose ways of tackling the ‘big issues’ that might renew and extend repertoires of political action and intervention.
Applications for discussants would also be very welcome (especially PhD students).
The deadline for submissions is 30th September 2016.
The workshop organisers are Dr. Damian O’Doherty from the University of Manchester, Daniel Neyland from Goldsmiths University of London , and Barbara Czarniawska from the University of Gottenburg.
Please see full details here
A big thanks to Oz Gore for giving an insightful talk on his ‘Regimes of Accountability’ and the problems objects pose, for instance as empirical visions of ´fractured ontologies´ visible in the ethnographic life of his fieldsite, an economic think-tank.
The Manchester Ethnography Network want to thank Darren Thiel for speaking to us on the inclusion of “macro/outside” perspectives as a core part of the ethnographic narrative – usually concerned with what is “inside” and “micro” as phenomena. We’ll never look at building sites the same way again!