40 Years of Ethnography at Cardiff
The ethnography research group was established in the Department of Sociology in 1974, by Professor Paul Atkinson and Dr Anne Murcott.
Open to anyone in the south east Wales area with an interest in ethnographic research, the group has run training and development sessions and provided a supportive atmosphere for graduate students and staff to present their work, discuss ideas, and brainstorm about their research plans and has invited speakers.
Past events have included lectures by such prestigious academicians as Professor Judith Okely (University of Oxford), Professor Jack Katz (UCLA) and Professor Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London). Topics explored have ranged from autobiographical fieldwork experiences, ethnography in hospital settings and comparative projects considering ethnography in prison life.