Postgraduate Training Day: Conducting Fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean 23 Feb 2017

Postgraduate Training Day:

Conducting Fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean 

23/02/2017, Senate House, Room G22/26

 Cost: £5 with lunch included

 This one day training event is for postgraduate students embarking on fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean. Hosted by the Institute of Latin American Studies, the event features experienced researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The event will introduce students to a range of strategies and techniques to design and execute their future research trips effectively, will prepare students for challenges they may encounter in the field, and will provide them with the opportunity to discuss their plans with experienced researchers.

A small charge of £5 will cover the cost of catering.

Registration is essential. Please sign up at:


10.30-10.45 Welcome and Introductions Prof Linda Newson (ILAS Director) and Dr Niall Geraghty (ILAS)

10.45-11.30 Exploring Latin American Archives Prof Linda Newson (ILAS), Dr Kathryn Santner (ILAS) and Dr Elena McGrath (ILAS)

11.30-12.15 The Seven C’s of Interviewing Dr Asa Cusack (LSE)

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.45 What do we do when we do Ethnography? Dr William Tantam (ILAS) and Dr Mark Thurner (ILAS)

13.45-14.30 Dealing with Challenges in the Field Dr Chandra Morrison (LSE)

14.30-14.45 Coffee

14.45-15.30 Fieldwork in Literature, Cinema and the Arts Dr Niall Geraghty (ILAS) and Dr Giuliana Borea (ILAS)

15.30-16.30 General Q + A

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