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Ethnographies of Cycling

Date: 16 December 2009 Time: 10.00 to 5.30pm

Venue: Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) Training Room 1 & 2

Ethnographies of Cycling

A one day workshop hosted by the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Venue: Lancaster Environment Centre, Training Rooms 1 & 2,Lancaster University

Organised by Sheila Constantine, Dave Horton, Colin Pooley and Griet Scheldeman

Understanding Walking and Cycling Project, Lancaster Environment Centre - Walking & Cycling Research Project

BLOG : http://thinkingaboutcycling.wordpress.com/

Like other ways of moving around, cycling is always cultural. One way of getting to grips with the cultures of cycling (and non-cycling) is ethnography. Ethnography can explore and aid our understandings of the kinds of lives which include cycling, people's actual experiences of cycling, and the effects which cycling has on people's lives.

This one day workshop aims to bring together cycling researchers, ethnographers and anyone interested in exploring new ways of understanding cycling and society, in order to think about what ethnography has done, what ethnography still might do, and what the limits of ethnography might be.

Provisional programme

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University - Wednesday 16th December 2009

9.30 - 10.30 Arrival and refreshments10.30 - 10.45 Welcome and introduction10.45 - 11.30 Doing cycling ethnographies I10.45 - 11.00 Ben Fincham, University of Sussex11.00 - 11.15 Robin Parker, University of Aberdeen

11.15 - 11.30 questions and discussion11.30 - 11.35 Quick break

11.35 - 12.45 Doing cycling ethnographies II11.35 - 11.50 Katrina Brown, Macaulay Institute11.50 - 12.05 Justin Spinney, University of Surrey12.05 - 12.20 Rachel Aldred, University of East London12.20 - 12.45 questions and discussion12.45 - 1.00 Thoughts so far - Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 2.15 Ethnography: introduction to afternoon taskgroupsGriet Scheldeman (Lancaster University) and Jo Vergunst (University of Aberdeen)

2.15 - 3.30 Task groups - We will break into small groups. Some groups will undertake ethnographic fieldwork, others will discuss specific issues to do with ethnographic research

3.30 - 3.45 Reports back from the ethnographic task groups

3.45 - 4.00 Refreshments

4.00 - 5.15 Thinking about ethnography and cycling 4.00 - 4.15 Jo Vergunst4.15 - 4.30 Griet Scheldeman

4.30 - 5.15 questions and discussion

5.15 - 5.20 Closing remarks and plans for the evening

Evening Lancaster city centre pub for food and drink

Event website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/centres/cemore/event/2982/


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Sheila Constantine (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts), Dave Horton (Lancaster Environment Centre LEC), Colin Pooley, Griet Scheldeman (Lancaster Environment Centre LEC)

Organising departments and research centres: Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster Environment Centre LEC, Mobilities.Lab, Sociology

Keywords: Ethnography, Mobilities, Travel


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