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Kickoff-Workshop: Affekte der Forscher

06.07.2013 | 10:00 c.t. - 20:00




funded by VolkswagenStiftung


Kickoff Workshop

July 6, 2013

Cluster of Excellence ‘Languages of Emotion’, Freie Universität Berlin

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Conference Room


Please register until Monday, June 17, by dropping a line to thomas.stodulka@fu-berlin.de


Saturday, July 6


10.00 – 11.30

Welcome and Presentation of the Project ‘The Researcher’s Affects/ Die Affekte der Forscher’

(Katja Liebal, Oliver Lubrich, Thomas Stodulka)


Session 1. 11.30 – 13.15

Keynote: James Davies (University of Roehampton, UK) – ‘Emotions in the Field’

Comments: Anthropology (Stodulka), Primatology (Liebal), Comparative Literature (Lubrich)

Plenary Discussion


13.15 – 2.30 pm. Lunch


Session 2. 2.30 – 4 pm. Emotions, Data and Fieldwork

Brief Introduction of Research Targets and Challenges (Team Berlin)

Comments and ideas for cooperation


4.00 – 4.30 pm. Coffee


Session 3. 4.30 – 6 pm. Emotions, Writing and Texts

Brief Introduction of Research Targets and Challenges (Team Bern)

Comments and ideas for cooperation


7 pm. Dinner


Core readings:

- Davies, James (2010). Introduction: Emotions in the Field. In: J. Davies & D. Spencer (eds.): Emotions in the Field: The Psychology and Anthropology of Fieldwork Experience. p. 1-31. Stanford University Press.

- Spencer, Dimitrina (2010). Emotional Labour and Relational Observation in Anthropological Fieldwork. In: D. Spencer & J. Davies (eds.), Anthropological Fieldwork – a relational process. p. 1-47. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Key note: Dr. James Davies is a member of the psychology department and the anthropology subject area at the University of Roehampton, London. He obtained his doctorate in social anthropology from the University of Oxford, and is also a qualified psychotherapist. He has practiced in various settings including the NHS (Oxford). His publications include Cracked: the unhappy truth about psychiatry (2013), The Importance of Suffering: the anthropology and psychology of emotional discontent, (2012), Emotions in the Field: the psychology and anthropology of fieldwork experience and Anthropological Fieldwork: a relational process (both 2010 & together with Dr. Dimitrina Spencer).


Zeit & Ort

06.07.2013 | 10:00 c.t. - 20:00

Conference Room, Cluster of Excellence 'Languages of Emotion', Habelschwerdter Alle 45

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