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New research project: Remote Ethnography of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region


A new EU-funded project in collaboration with Rune Steenberg (Palacký University, Olomouc), Vanessa Frangeville, Université libre de Bruxelles) and Björn Alpermann (JMU Würzburg) started in January 2023. The project "Remote Ethnography of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region", which will run from 2023 to 2025, aims to become a hub for state-of-the-art truth finding focussed research on XUAR. It institutes a web-site, a colloquium and an archive for material on the region, protected by different layers of security in an onion-like structure. The project uses an approach, that has been called Remote Ethnography. The idea is based on ethnography in anthropology being a holistic approach that includes a wide range of different topics, material, observations and experiences that are brought together within an open analytical frame, the aim of which is to understand and include as many different perspectives and types of material as possible.

To learn more about this project, please visit the respective information site.