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Doing International Fieldwork in Development Contexts: Postgraduate Training Workshop

30th November 2017 - 1st December 2017

This workshop is aimed at examining the trials and tribulations of doing international fieldwork. We will discuss some key epistemological and methodological paradigms related to successfully planning and conducting fieldwork in a new country/context.
Topics covered will include:
– Interrogating ‘the field’
– Translating research
– Ethical dilemmas
– Gender and fieldwork
– Reflexivity and positionality in international research.
We will also hold a number of peer learning panels including presentations from and discussion with PGs who have recently completed fieldwork.
Dr Raksha Pande
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

In 2017, the workshop will be held on the 30th of November and 1st of December. The final programme for the workshop will be available two weeks before the workshop. Supporting material, including suggested reading lists, will be provided to participants shortly before the workshop. The workshop will take place at the DTC Suite, Daysh Building, Newcastle University. Overnight accommodation will be the responsibility of participants.

The workshop is open to all PhD students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who are interested in the Global South as a first time researcher or are ‘going home’ to do research in a development context.

The workshop will cost £60 to attend for the 2 days (for non-regional participants). The workshop will be free for PGR students from Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities. The cost includes lunch on each day, and tea and coffee, but does not include accommodation or evening meal. Please click here to book.


30th November 2017
1st December 2017


0191 2086190


Newcastle University
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC