Workshops, conferences 2017

Is “That’s Enough About Ethnography” Enough?
Re-Orienting Anthropology for the Future

Date: 14 September 2017, 2-5 pm

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity,
Goettingen, Seminar room in the Old Villa
Hermann-Föge-Weg 12, 37073 Goettingen


British anthropologist Tim Ingold’s (2008, 2014, 2017) writings have generated
considerable interest among social-cultural anthropologists working in the
different national traditions that have shaped our discipline, and which our
discipline has helped shape. This mini-workshop responds to Ingold’s article:
“That’s Enough about Ethnography.”

Drawing on their past and future works four anthropologists – Irfan Ahmad,
Patrick Eisenlohr, Nathaniel Roberts and Arpita Roy – critically and
historically discuss Ingold’s propositions about the salience, shape and value of
ethnography and anthropology in order to renew their potential and promise for
the future.