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Researching Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Methods and Frameworks
June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm
18 – 21 June 2019
Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern)
The “Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Frameworks and Methods” writing workshop responds to the need to revisit our methodological infrastructure, as researchers of mobile pastoralism, to align with broader advancements in the understating of pastoral livelihoods and their environments, as well as with the contemporary empirics of research with mobile pastoralists.
24 researchers and mentors will come together from the 18th to the 21st of June in Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern) to explore these shortcomings and possible solutions to this methodological quandary. We will be exchanging knowledge, discussing our case papers, building up a shared understanding of the problematics of the current methodological infrastructure and reflect on possible solutions. Alongside round table discussions and more standard presentations, we will be using interactive and alternative ways to discuss these issues in the hope of creating an open and dynamic space for reflection.
Bringing new views to the study of pastoral systems and their representations in policymaking and beyond, we will reflect on our language, units of analysis, geographical and spatial references, ethics, politics and power, tools and methods adopted, within broader research designs to better fit the contemporary empirics of researching with mobile people.
This initiative is connected with the PASTRES project.