Online Seminar on Ethnographic Research Methods in Childhood Studies

Registration deadline:
A key premise of childhood studies is that children are the best experts on their own lives. Ethnographic research is one way to gain information about children’s lives, views and experiences.

In the workshop we discuss the joys and challenges of ethnographic research among children. We will elaborate on different ethnographic practices and the researcher’s position in the field. What does participatory observation with children mean? What kind of knowledge can we acquire and how? What kind of visual tools can be utilised as part of ethnographic research in childhood studies? 

Professor Laura Assmuth and academy research fellow Mari Korpela will open the workshop by telling about their own ethnographic research with children. Later, participants will give their presentations followed by discussion. The workshop is multidisciplinary and meant for anyone involved or interested in ethnographic research methods in childhood studies. Students working on their master’s thesis or PhD are particularly welcome.  

The workshop will be organised online using Zoom on 29th October 2020, between 10.00 and 15.45. There are several breaks between the sessions. 

Sign up by 30 September 2020. You can also participate without a presentation. Presentations can be given in Finnish or English. Welcome! 


In collaboration with: The Finnish Anthropological Society, Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research, Visual Studies Lab, Tampere University 

Further information: https://projects.tuni.fi/expatkids/news-and-events/  


Further information

Mari Korpela, mari.korpela@tuni.fi