The Ethnographic Salon 2016

Thank you to all the participants and audience members! The Salon was a fantastic experience and we will be organizing another evening like this next academic year. Stay tuned!

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Call for Participation:Ethnographic Salon poster

Rice’s Ethnography Studio is pleased to announce the call for submissions for our upcoming event, The Ethnographic Salon, March 25th, from 6:30-9:30PM in the Sewall Hall Sculpture Garden. The evening will consist of an opening reception and a round of imaginative visual presentations, followed by an awards ceremony and closing reception with additional refreshments and music. All graduate students and postdocs are invited to submit proposals for presentations containing no written text, but instead consisting of 20 images, presented for a duration of 20 seconds per image.

We are hoping this will be an interdisciplinary conversation. Submissions from across the schools are encouraged, and should address some social or cultural phenomenon, broadly understood. Scholars who do not normally employ ethnographic methods are especially welcome to rethink their current research through an ethnographic lens. The organizers will be happy to discuss more broadly what this entails.

How to apply: Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, including a brief description of the proposed research/presentation and a preliminary explanation of its ethnographic relevance. Please include name, department affiliation, and year.

Proposals needn’t be directly related to dissertation project or primary research, though should have scholarly relevance.

Deadline: All abstracts should be sent to by February 26th.

All accepted submissions will participate in a one-hour training workshop on presentation format, ethnographic description, and audiovisual techniques with representatives from the Ethnography Studio, the Writing Center, and the Digital Media commons.

Prizes: All participants will receive a gift from the Ethnography Studio, and additional prizes will be also be announced (TBA).

For more information on the event, see

*This project is funded by the Gradstarter initiative, with additional support from the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication.*

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