Ethnographic Salon 2019

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The 2019 Ethnographic Salon

Rice’s Ethnography Studio is pleased to announce the call for participants for the the 2018 Ethnographic Salon, March 1st, from 6:00-8:30 PM in the Sewall Hall Sculpture Garden. Continuing our tradition, the Ethnographic Salon is a celebration of the value and potential of ethnography as an intellectual and collaborative practice. All graduate students and postdocs are invited to submit proposals.  

This year’s Salon will be an interdisciplinary exploration of SOUND. How is evidence known sonically? What acoustics can we gather new knowledges from? On which sounds, volumes, and frequencies do arguments pivot? The evening will consist of an opening roundtable, then a presentation of 13-minute Soundscapes made by participants. A closing reception with additional refreshments and music will conclude the night. We are very happy to have Dr. Stefan Helmreich and Dr. Marina Peterson join us for a morning workshop with students and a roundtable discussion in the evening.

In preparation for the Salon participants will attend a mini training workshop (lunch included) on sound recording and editing on February 7th, 9:00 to 10:30AM. In this workshops students will learn how to craft and process their audio using their laptops. Each student’s Soundscape can engage any topic of their choosing. The purpose of the Soundscape is to express an argument, moment of inquiry, or to experiment with evidence through an acoustic lens. No prior experience with audio equipment is necessary. Submissions from across Rice’s schools are encouraged.

How to apply: Please submit a brief paragraph (100 words or less) describing your research project and stating your interest in participating in the event. Please include name, department affiliation, and year.

Deadline: Please send your applications to  by February 1st.

*This workshop is made possible by the Student Activities/President’s Programming (SAPP) Fund and the Department of Anthropology.*

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