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Back into the (digital) armchair? A feminist approach to building research relations in a postcolonial setting

digitalethnography , May 4th, 2022

Syntia Hasenöhrl* (Virtually) being in Bamako over time. Images by Syntia Hasenöhrl. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many scholars had to transfer their research into the…

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Protected: Some Provisional Thoughts on Temporal Hierarchizations and the Digital

SAFN Student Research Award Winner!

foodanthro , November 4th, 2021

Sucharita Kanjilal, 2021 Student Research Award Winner SAFN is pleased to award the 2021 Student Research Award to Sucharita Kanjilal for her project, “A homemaker’s diary: Caste, clas…


Feeling Digital and Reimagining Fieldwork during COVID Times

digitalethnography , September 3rd, 2021

Yichen Rao, Anna Castel & Lili Almási-Szabó* During the outbreak of COVID-19, everyday life has been modified in accordance with the protocols that every country has implemented. These…

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DEI celebrates its first birthday

digitalethnography , July 12th, 2021

Looking back at an extraordinary year – in every sense – the Digital Ethnography Initiative has celebrated its first birthday with colleagues from the Department of Social and…

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Aging in a Digitalized World: Beyond a User/Non-User Framework*

digitalethnography , June 24th, 2021

Sophie Colas** Engagement with digital technology takes numerous, often very abstract and tenuous forms that sometimes involve the intervention of other people. Such multiple engagement with digit…

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Climate Change and COVID-19: Online Learning and Experiments in Seeing the World Anew

Guest Contributor , May 1st, 2021

By Adam Fleischmann The site is easy to access. Just a short walk and I’m there, immediately confronted with two large rectangular windows. The large window up high…


How Can You Approach the Field Digitally? Reflections on Using Social Media Profiles in Ethnographic Research*

digitalethnography , April 29th, 2021

Simone Pfeifer** Smartphone. Image by Ulf Neumann. As contact restrictions tightened last year with the developing pandemic, ever more colleagues began asking me for advice on “how t…

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Screenshots of the Field: Viral Loads and the Contagious Potentials of Digital Ethnography

Tankut Atuk , March 30th, 2021

Over the course of the past six months, I have been actively doing fieldwork on HIV care in Turkey on Zoom. Believe it or not, for an anxious…


Interview: Theorising Media & Conflict

philbu , March 14th, 2021

In an interview for the University of Vienna’s Uni:view Magazin, I am talking about the edited volume Theorising Media and Conflict (Berghahn Books, 2020), its purpose, conclusions and…

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Seminar: The Materiality and Visuality of Social Media

philbu , March 12th, 2021

This online course for the summer semester 2021 at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna gives a critical overview about the material…

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The Ugliness of Multispecies Intersubjectivity: Pandemic Racism and the Love of Animals in the U.K.

Maythe Han , March 3rd, 2021

Content and Trigger Warning: This post contains profanity and strong references to violence against Black Lives Matter protesters, but more specifically, protesters who are Black, Indigenous, and peop…


Authenticity and Digital Intimacy Between Influencers and Researchers*

digitalethnography , February 15th, 2021

Marie Hermanova** Person holding smartphone – free mobile phone image on Unsplash Ethnography of and on social media, in which my own research on female influencers on Czech…

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Only Half the Story – Rethinking the Relationship Between Digital Ethnographers and Their Devices*

digitalethnography , January 28th, 2021

Franziska Weidle** “Digital cinema is pre-computational” – from Quelic Berga’s presentation at ECREA 2018; author of original image: DRs Kulturarvsprojekt; title: Steenbeck…

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From Hope-Punk to Speculative Fiction: TGA 2020 Round-Up

Emma Louise Backe , January 4th, 2021

Believe it or not, we started 2020 with the proposition of Hope-Punk, the possibilities that could emerge through the disposition of hope. Throughout this year, we’ve explored how…

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Smartphones “In-Between” or: What Do Smartphones Have in Common With Doors?*

digitalethnography , December 22nd, 2020

Suzana Jovicic Credits: Thomas Sobottka It is Friday night in a youth centre on the outskirts of Vienna; the lights are dim, and loud local Rap music is…

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MyKnet.org: Traces of digital decoloniality in an indigenous web-based environment

philbu , December 6th, 2020

This blog post is a shorter version of a paper presented at the Engaging with Web Archives (EWA20) conference in September 2020 (Book of Abstracts). Budka, P. (2020)….

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Collaborative Ethnography in the Digital Age: Towards a New Methodological Framework*

digitalethnography , November 13th, 2020

Monika Palmberger & Philipp Budka Digital ethnography has become a very vibrant research field, as the growing body of literature indicates (e.g. Hjorth et al., 2017; Pink et…

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Interview: On COVID-19 & digital technologies in everyday life

philbu , September 25th, 2020

In May 2020, I was asked by the European Science-Media Hub of the European Parliament to participate in a short written interview about COVID-19 and digital technologies in…

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Panel “Digital Ethnography: Revisiting Theoretical Concepts & Methodological Approaches”

philbu , August 4th, 2020

Panel “Digital Ethnography: Revisiting Theoretical Concepts & Methodological Approaches” @ Vienna Anthropology Days 2020 (VANDA2020, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1), convened by Philipp Budk…

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“I’m All I Wanna Be” – Video Self Presentation in the Age of COVID-19

Emma Louise Backe , July 15th, 2020

By Steven Dashiell As COVID-19 makes videoconferencing more normative, one sociologist examines who much work goes into what we see, and don’t see, in the webcam image. The…

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Book Review: What is Digital Sociology? by Neil Selwyn

Rose Deller , June 15th, 2020

In What is Digital Sociology?, Neil Selwyn offers a new overview of digital sociology, advocating for its mainstream acceptance as a valuable expansion of sociological inquiry, while dispelling…

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Cues for Ethnography in Pandamning Times: Thinking with Digital Sociality in the Covid-19 Pandemic by Alder Keleman Saxena

Alder Keleman Saxena , May 31st, 2020

Covid-19 has made the world strange. For many, efforts to stall the pandemic have initiated an unprecedented enclosure of our lives within the familiar walls of our homes,…


Blog Post Series: Von der Cyberanthropologie zur Digitalen Anthropologie – Teil 4

philbu , May 22nd, 2020

Diese Serie von Blogeinträgen beschreibt die Relevanz kultur- und sozialanthropologischer Zugänge in der Untersuchung digitaler Technik und Technologien, dargestellt anhand wissenschaftstheoretischer…

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