Malta, Xlendi

Off The Beaten Track

when 10 June 2016 - 16 August 2016
duration 10 weeks
credits 9 ECTS
fee EUR 3250

The course runs for 20 days, during three editions in the summer of 2016 (see dates on the bottom of the home page). The working days of the week will be reserved for fieldwork, fieldtrips as well as individual guidance by academic experts and professional anthropologists.

This personally tailored setting is the framework for your own fieldwork project. The aim of the personal fieldwork in particular is to allow participants to research topics of their interest with professional help when needed. The fieldtrips are intended as individual anthropological explorations of the islet in small groups.

The research and data gathering will provide you with the basis to write a research paper. This is done after the program and the process will be guided by your mentors. Your research will be published with our help and under your own authorship.

Schedule
The structure of the field-school is one of open-ended pursuit of ethnographic study. Your days can then be spent either in the thick of it (chasing interviews, meetings, consultations with your supervisor) or for those students that require more direction; hour long (individual if needed) lunch classes are offered to place some structure around research by discussing broad anthropological themes: methodology, history and practice of Anthropology etc. Taking advantages of these learning situations might also be of use for anthropologists that are early on in their career.

Early in the Field school, once you’ve been introduced to the staff and your fellow anthropologists, you will be introduced to the local libraries. After that you should have all the resources you need at your disposal to pursue individually tailored research objectives with the assistance of your assigned supervisor.

Course leader

Sam Janssen (KU Leuven, Expeditions Research in Applied Anthropology)

Target group

The course is directed towards young anthropologists and cultural scientists; however, any individual who would like to learn about anthropological research and fieldwork is welcome. Previous knowledge or experience is not required. We aim for a very individual program that can start at any level. Even PhD. research (or pre-research) can be included and guided. The school has a strong socio-cultural focus, but any topic can be covered in the individual program of the student.

Course aim

This personally tailored setting is the framework for your own fieldwork project. The aim of the personal fieldwork in particular is to allow participants to research topics of their interest with professional help when needed.

The research and data gathering will provide you with the basis to write a research paper. This is done after the program and the process will be guided by your mentors. Your research will be published with our help and under your own authorship.

Credits info

9 ECTS
3 credits for successfully completing the course
6 credits for delivering a publishable research article

Fee info

EUR 3250: This course fee includes:
• Accommodation (apartments)
• Breakfast and dinner
• Access to stock of food and drinks for lunch
• Introductory Courses
• Official Attendance certificate
• Personalised recommendation certificate
• Supervision with fieldwork analysis and in the write-up stages

Early Booking discount & scholarships are available, check our website

Scholarships

See website