Dr. Christine Hine will be the anchor teacher of the Summer School in 2017. The event will be held from 4-8 September 2017 at Soeterbeeck, Ravenstein.
Christine Hine is a Reader at the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey. Her work in STS has included ethnographic studies of scientific culture, information technology and the Internet. She has made important contributions to methods of virtual ethnography. Her recent book, Ethnography for the Internet. Embedded, Embodied and Everyday (http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/ethnography-for-the-internet-9780857855701/), deals with the hybridity of the object of analysis of contemporary social research: both online and offline affairs matter, and how does one go about studying them meaningfully together? What is ‘place’ in this hybrid perspective and how does it matter? And how does embodied experience change? The Summer School will offer a lot of interesting insights at both the methodological and content levels, with relevance stretching far beyond mere internet research. Also for those not working on ‘the internet’ proper, the Summer School will contain numerous points to connect to.
More information about the programme and additional guest lecturers will follow in the first half of 2017. For now: please save the date!