The Ethnographic Data Curation workshop will help students and faculty to effectively collect and manage ethnographic research data, and particularly applies to research involving fieldwork and human subjects in disciplines including anthropology, sociology, ethnomusicology, and linguistics.
We will share strategies for handling your field research materials, from planning a project through to storing and sharing selected materials. This includes modules on organizing your data, safeguarding sensitive records to protect privacy, obtaining informed consent to later archive or share field recordings, using controlled vocabularies to make your materials more findable to secondary users, and discussions of the ethical considerations at play in working with this irreproducible data type.
Celia Emmelhainz will serve as consultant and workshop facilitator. Emmelhainz is the Anthropology and Qualitative Research Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to holding a masters in library science, Emmelhainz earned a masters in anthropology from Texas A & M University and has conducted ethnographic research in Mongolia and Kazakhstan. She is the 2018-2021 liaison between the American Library Association and the Anthropological Association, a member of the Research Data Alliance's Digital Practices in History and Ethnography Interest Group, and serves on a working group for renovating the national Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records. She has published on indexing anthropology datasets and issues surrounding ethnographic data preservation.
The tentative schedule for the workshop is as follows:
Thursday Lunch (12-1pm)
Thursday Afternoon (1pm-5pm):
Thursday Dinner (5-6:30 pm)
Friday Breakfast (8-9am)
Friday Morning (9am-12pm):
Friday Lunch (12-1pm)
Friday Afternoon (1-4pm):
We do understand that potential attendees may have obligations that conflict with portions of the workshop and encourage faculty and students to come to as much of the workshop as possible. Meals are included for workshop attendees.
Registration and Cost
Faculty and students should apply to the workshop using this form (registration for attendees traveling from beyond the Willamette Valley will close in early September).
Attendees traveling to Lewis & Clark from other Northwest Five institutions are eligible for reimbursement of travel and lodging expenditures through Lewis & Clark via the IMLS grant supporting the workshop.