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CfA - URBAN RESEARCH: THEORY AND METHODS -- 2023 Field Training School and Research Seminar

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2023 Field Training School and Research Seminar


Montecatini Terme, Italy, 21-27 July 2023

This 7-day Field Training School (21-27 July) is aimed at postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are interested in research in urban settings and in empirically-grounded analysis. The primary aim is to train students in the art of conducting ethnographic fieldwork and develop the link between ethnographically-based analysis and social theory.

The School is hosted by the International Urban Symposium-IUS; it is organised in collaboration with an international interdisciplinary group of senior scholars from leading universities from the UK, USA, France, Greece, Israel, India, Italy, Republic of Georgia. It will address key issues; including, legitimacy and legitimation; governance, stereotype and stigma; informality; urban diversity; crisis, emergency and conflict; sport mega-events; vernacular landscape, heritage.

The School offers an interactive learning environment and opportunities to discuss the rationale and practices of traditional and new research methods and mainstream debates.

The School will include:

  • Thirteen 80-minute Teaching Seminars led by senior scholars.
  • Targeted observational field trips will supplement the in-class work. Students will report on the field trip.

  • Student research seminars Students who are engaged in research will have the opportunity to present their work and benefit from expert feedback from the teaching staff.

Publication plans -- It is anticipated that expanded and revised versions of select Seminar papers will be published in outlets associated with the IUS, including the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Urbanities-Journal of Urban Ethnography.

Teaching will be in English. Social events will also take place taking advantage of the centrality of the location within easy reach of Tuscanys world-renowned iconic places.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Monday 20th March 2023.

Further Information and Details on How to Apply are available at:

With best wishes, Giuliana

Prof. Giuliana B. Prato, Ph.D.

Secretary-Treasurer, International Urban Symposium - IUS

Chair, CUA-Urbananthropology


Co-Editor, Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology | Book series

Dr Giuliana B. Prato - School of Anthropology and Conservation - University of Kent

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