Workshop "Engaging with Data - Ideologies, Methods and Challenges"

December 15, 2023, 1 – 5 p.m. (CET). Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research. Open to advanced BA, MA students, PhDs and Postdocs.

Join us for an insigh-ul lecture by Lindsay Poirier on the concept of "data ideologies" (Poirier et al. 2020) and a workshop as we explore the possibiliAes that data, including Big Data, offer for criAcal research. The workshop will take a parAcular insight and look into the analyAcal and poliAcal power of data. We will discuss how to engage with data, as well as dominant and alternaAve data ideologies in various contexts and research fields. This will involve an exploraAon of anthropological approaches and perspecAves related to the role of data at the intersecAon of research, acAvism, and poliAcs. The workshop will equip parAcipants with pracAcal methodological tools for working with data and specific data sets. It provides a shared space for the development, discussion, and sharing of data projects.

Lindsay Piorier is Assistant Professor of Statistics & Data Sciences in Smith College and a cultural anthropologist of data advocacy, governance and infrastructure. She is the lead platform architect for the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE; and co-editor of the book Anthropological Data in the Digital Age: New Possibility–New Challenges.

Tim Schütz is PhD candidate at University of California Irvine’s Department of Anthropology and currently visiting scholar at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He works on the role of data in environmental politics with a focus on ways data are mobilized across scientific fields, social movements and activism.

The workshop is organised as part of the research project "Data Poli8cs and Authoritarianism: Digital Entanglements and Democra8c (Im)Possibili8es" in the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research and the WoC (World of Contradictons) at the Bremen University.

Please register until 10.12.2023 via email datapolprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de