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Anthropologists @ Work | ABv Webinar #3
Tuesday 8 June, 20:00-21:00 | Please register via Eventbrite

The webinar is intended to inspire anthropology students in their quest of finding a suitable job after their studies. We want to provide an in-dept overview of what possibilities are out there for them and they can find their way on the job market.

This webinar is organised by the focus group on the labour market of the Dutch Anthropology Organisation. Yara van Hamburg, member of the focus group and board member of the association, will host the webinar. We kick-off with the book “Anthropologists Wanted”. Two out three authors will attend our webinar. Authors Laurens Bakker and Masja Cohen will tell us about their book. “Anthropology Wanted” presents a survey of anthropologists in the job market, containing unique insights for anyone who plans to study, is studying or has studied anthropology. “Anthropologists Wanted” includes portraits of anthropologists, interviews with employers and many more!

Laurens Bakker is associate professor and researcher at the Anthropology department of the University of Amsterdam.

Masja Cohen is Senior Advisor Social Domain at consultancy Haute Equipe.

The second part of the webinar is presented by Rosalie Post and Corina Enache. They will enlighten us about applied anthropology and the job market. Their initiative Namla aims to give anthropologists an immersed bootcamp experience of applied anthropology at work, be it in a business- or (non)governmental environment. In a week, participants learn how to do a fast ethnography project, design and test an intervention, and present that to a client or stakeholder. The portfolio project that is produced this way can be placed on a CV, and throughout the experience participants learn what a future employer expects to hear, and how the nuanced research anthropologists do fits in with organizational cultures that might on the outside look like they mainly value money, time, or direct effect.

Corina Enache has finished two bachelors in both political science and marketing and an MSc in cultural anthropology. She worked in marketing for a decade before coming to anthropology, ran her own applied anthropology consultancy for several years and is currently Head of Organizational Culture at airline Transavia. She also has a podcast called The Human Show and co-hosts the Interbuilding Applied Anthropology Meetup.

Rosalie Post has a more ‘typical theoretical anthropologist’ background, with a bachelors and a research master’s in cultural anthropology. After her studies, she rolled into the field of housing policy, and she has since moved somewhat around in the fascinating world of (non)governmental agencies. Currently Rosalie is employed as a policy advisor/researcher with RIGO Research & Advies. Besides that, her passion for applied anthropology comes alive at Namla and co-hosting the Interbuilding Applied Anthropology Meetup.


Open dagen opleidingen antropologie 2021

Universiteit Leiden

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Universiteit Utrecht


Studying and Teaching Anthropology in Times of COVID-19: Experiences and Best Practices | ABv & LaSSA Webinar #2

The Antropologen Beroepsvereniging (ABv) (Dutch association of anthropologists) and Landelijke Samenwerking Studenten Antropologie (LaSSA) (Dutch network of anthropology students) jointly organized the webinar “ Studying and Teaching Anthropology in Times of COVID-19: Experiences and Best Practices“, the second episode in the ABv Webinar Series. This webinar took place on Monday 17 May 2021.

COVID-19 turned many aspects of university teaching and learning upside down. Dealing with the pandemic not only meant a switch to online teaching and learning, but also not being able to go abroad and conduct fieldwork. Students had to become creative in finding new ways of doing fieldwork – by adopting new (online) methodologies, engaging with new topics, and going to other places. Supervising and supporting students also changed, supervisors had to find out how to guide students through the insecurities that studying anthropology from a distance entailed.

In this webinar, which will have the character of a roundtable discussion, we discuss the practical (im)possibilities of teaching, learning and doing anthropology in times of a pandemic with two students, Käthe Ploeger (Utrecht University) and Nadia Hageman (Radboud Universiteit), Marie Louise Glebbeek (assistant professor, coordinator of Bachelor project at Utrecht University), and Yke Eijkemans (lecturer and tutor at Utrecht University). Rather than discussing the urgent questions about what this means for the future of anthropology and fieldwork, we will explore what we learned from doing anthropology during a pandemic in more practical ways: What are the possibilities and limitations of fieldwork during a pandemic? What are the consequences for the research participants that we have access to, and the claims that we can make? What are the best practices – that we should keep in post-pandemic times – of doing and supervising fieldwork in times of COVID-19? What are the logistical and practical issues students and supervisors run into, and how to deal with them? What did we learn about support systems and care for/among students?

With this roundtable discussion we hope to inspire students, lecturers, and educators to explore and engage in new ways of doing, learning and teaching anthropology.


Remote Ethnography: Doing Anthropology Digitally | ABv & LaSSA Webinar #1

The first webinar took place on Wednesday 20 January 2021. You can watch the recording here

The Antropologen Beroepsvereniging (ABv) (Dutch association of anthropologists) and Landelijke Samenwerking Studenten Antropologie (LaSSA) (Dutch network of anthropology students) jointly organized the webinar “Remote Ethnography: Doing Anthropology Digitally”, the first episode in the ABv Webinar Series.

The corona pandemic has changed anthropological fieldwork in many ways in the short term and possibly also in the times to come. How to conduct remote ethnography? How to do participant observation online? What are tips and tricks for gaining access to a digital field? In this webinar we explore these questions (and many more) with a panel of three experts on digital and remote ethnography: Elisabetta Costa (University of Groningen), John Boy (Leiden University) and Sonja Marzi (London School of Economics). Moderators: Elisabet Rasch (Wageningen University and Research, Abv chair) and Nikkie Wiegink (Utrecht University).