Summer School

International Summer School in Ethnography

8th edition
5 September 2022
6 September 2022
7 September 2022
8 September 2022
Palazzo di Sociologia - Via Verdi 26, Trento
Target audience: 
University community
Registration fee – Registration required
Contact person: 
Andrea Brighenti, Paolo Boccagni


Theoretically-informed ethnographic research offers a distinctive and unique approach. The Trento Summer School has all along its history provided a forum for informal, in-depth reflection into social research methods as well as the underlying questions of social theory. 
The Summer School provides participants with an inside view on the practice and the skills of ethnographic practice across the social sciences. The School offers a forum where adepts, students, cadets and scholars can familiarise themselves with the status of the discipline, absorbing the tools as well as the ‘tricks of the trade’ directly from long-time practitioners. 
The teaching format is grounded in frontal lectures, where cutting-edge research is presented, complemented by interactive workshops, data sessions, and roundtables. Participants have a chance to present their current research projects, so as to receive commentaries and recommendations from the guest professors. Reading materials are circulated well in advance among participants, ensuring that they arrive at the in-person meeting with a shared focus.


Monday September 5


  • Opening Lecture by Paolo Boccagni

Welcome drink

Tuesday September 6


  • Lecture by Henrik E. Vigh, Unversity of Copenhagen 



  • Workshop with Henrik E. Vigh 


Wednesday September 7


  • Lecture by Les Roberts, University of Liverpool



  • Workshop with Les Roberts


Social dinner (optional - not included in the fee)

Thursday September 8


  • Lecture by Inka Stock, Bielefeld University



  • Workshop with Inka Stock


  • Conclusions: wrap-up by Andrea Mubi Brighenti


Call for Papers: open till May 15, 2022 at 12.00 Noon (Rome time)

Selection: from May 16 till May 23, 2022

Selection results: May 24, 2022
The selection results will be posted on this web page, in the Download section. All participants will also be promptly notified via email.

Registration and payment: from May 24 till June 13, 2022 at 12.00 Noon (Rome time)

Call for Papers

You need to register for the Call for Papers in order to participate to the Selection.
Here below the list of documents you need to upload in the Upload section of the Ethnography-2022 Call:

  • 2-pages CV
  • 1-page motivation letter
  • 2-to-4-page research proposal

Please upload the required documents in PDF format (not password protected), thank you. (max.1,2 Mb per document)


  • Once selected, you will need to register to the School. The link will be active starting May 24, 2022 (after the Notification process). The fee to enroll in the Summer School in Ethnography-2022 is 200€, and it includes the lectures and workshops, the educational materials and all the coffee-breaks.
  • The Social dinner is optional and not included in the fee. 
  • Lodging and travel expences are up to the Participant. We do have some discount rates agreed with the Trento Hotels (see the section below);please  mention you are coming to a University event when you contact the hotel/structure.


  • Andrea Brighenti
  • Paolo Boccagni

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