Workshop: Feeling digital and reimagining fieldwork during COVID time

Tue 11 May 2021 - Wed 12 May 2021
8:00pm - 12:00am HKT



U21 Researcher Resilience Online Workshop

This online workshop is part of an international collaborative project funded by Universitas 21 (U21) and hosted at The University of Hong Kong (HKU)—”Reimagining fieldwork in the interconnected world: ethnography-inspired digital strategies under the COVID-19 challenges”.

Illustration of man with square head trapped in square box

We have 24 participants from all over the world forming 5 groups, each conducting a set of field experiments with digital devices to perform critical “body-theatres” directed by Ms. Anna Cruz Benavidez (Anthropologist and Theater Director). The two-day workshop will share their stories, multi-media products, and reflections followed by the discussions by scholars in anthropology and performance studies, concluding with the Q&A sessions.


The full programme is available to view online.

Workshop observation

The presentations are closed-door events. But we are happy to receive intents to observe as the audience through emails to (Mr. Yichen Rao) with a brief self-introduction or through referrals of workshop coordinators, discussants or participants. We will share with you the workshop details after May 7.

Keynote lecture

We are honored to have Prof. Jarrett Zigon (Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia) delivering the keynote speech titled “What is data/ethics? Thoughts on relational ethics and justice for a data-centric society” at the workshop. If you are interested in attending the speech only, please register the event page.


HKU Anthropology Research Network, Department of Sociology, and Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (HKIHSS).

Project advisors

Dr. Tom McDonald (HKU), Prof. David A. Palmer (HKU)

Privacy and confidentiality

We will keep any information and material in connection with your application strictly confidential if you clearly identify the information as confidential. We may disclose confidential information only to the project designers and conveners.

Mr Rao Yichen

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