LOVA’s International Summer School 2012: Power & Ethnography


We aim to teach and train you in ethnographic research methods. The LOVA International Summer School brings students and life–long learners in touch with new anthropological perspectives on gender studies and a network of gender-scholars. The approach during interactive workshops is hands-on. We want to stimulate critical thinking and discussions with your fellow participants and tutors. Through short field trips you will gain knowledge of the culture and history of Amsterdam. International students and students from the Netherlands will be guided by researchers who share their passion for ethnography. No better discipline than anthropology to get to know and understand the world around you. The intellectual, warm and friendly atmosphere provides a weeklong relaxed learning experience.

The Venue

Lova poster Summer School-2012 def PRINT2The LOVA ISS will be hosted in the historical city centre of Amsterdam. It will take place at CEDLA, the Centre for Latin-American Research and Documentation (www.cedla.uva.nl), located at Keizersgracht no. 395-397 (see picture below). The CEDLA is part of the University of Amsterdam, which was founded in 1632 and is now one of Europe’s largest research universities. CEDLA provides the LOVA ISS with classrooms as well as a leisure garden and free Internet access.

CEDLA is easily reachable by public transport, located centrally on the Amsterdam ‘canal belt’. It is a seven-minute tram-ride from Amsterdam Central Station, from which trains are going to the airport and the beach in twenty minutes. Though public transport is relatively cheap, it’s a whole lot nicer to get around by bike or foot.

Daily Schedule

Lova poster Summer School-2012 def PRINT2Registration can be completed the first day upon arrival. We will be ready to receive you from 9.00 a.m. onwards.

Daily schedule from 9.00 to 17.30 starting on Monday the 9th of July till Friday the 13th of July.

First Session: 9.00–10.45
Coffee Break: 10.45– 11.00
Second Session: 11.00–12.45
Lunch Break: 12.45–13.45
Third Session: 13.45– 15.30
Coffee Break: 15.30–15.45
Fourth Session: 15.45–17.30
Evening program optional

Please notice that a first excursion will probably take place on Monday evening. There will be social and cultural extra-curricular activities which you can attend free of charge.


Monday July 9th

Day 1

9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.45 Opening Words
Marina de Regt (Chair LOVA)
Reinhilde Sotiria König & Carola Lammers (Directors LOVA International Summer School)
10.45-11.30 Lecture 1
Marina de Regt ‘Fieldwork and Friendship in Yemen’ (Humboldt University Berlin)
11.30-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-12.45 Lecture 2
Annelies Moors ’Appearing in the Public. Fashionable & Less Fashionable Muslima – Observing & Talking’ (University of Amsterdam)
12.45-13.45 Lunch
13.45-15.30 Workshop 1
Nienke Muurling ‘Introduction & Academic Skills’ (University of Utrecht)
15.30-15.45 Coffee Break
15.45-17.00 Lecture 3
Sara Blom ‘Visual Anthropology and Fieldwork of Public Spaces’
Film Maker & Anthropologist, Amsterdam
19.00-21.00 Excursion all Participants
Marie-Louise Janssen ‘Experience the Sex Industry’ (University of Amsterdam)
Meeting Point: de Waag on the Nieuwmarkt

Tuesday July 10th

Day 2

9.30-10.45 Lecture 4

Marieke van Eijk ‘Anthropology Meets the Clinic – Transgender Care in the United States’

(University of Amsterdam)

10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.45 Workshop 1

Nienke Muurling ‘Academic Skills – Observation Techniques – Presentation Skills’

(University of Utrecht)

12.45-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.45 Workshop 2

Annelou Ypeij ‘Mime workshop- Presentation skills’

(CEDLA – University of Amsterdam)

14.45-15.00 Break
15.00-16.00 Workshop 5

Julienne Weegels ‘Focus Groups & Research in Restricted Environments: Masculinities in Prison’

(CEDLA – University of Amsterdam)

16.00-16.15 Coffee Break
16.15-18.00 Workshop 3

Margriet van Heesch ‘Romantic Love – Discourse & Narrative Analysis’

(University of Amsterdam)

Wednesday July 11th

Day 3

9.30-10.30 Lecture 5

Mattias Duyves ‘Sexual Citizenship ’

(University of Amsterdam)

10.30-10.45 Coffee Break
10.45-12.30 Excursion All Participants: ‘Gay & Lesbian Sexual Citizenship Amsterdam’

Mattias Duyves

(University of Amsterdam)


12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.15 Workshop 4

Marie-Louise Janssen ‘Deconstructing the Whore Stigma’

(University of Amsterdam)

15.15-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-16.30 Debate ‘Sexuality in the City’

Marie – Louise Janssen & Mattias Duyves

(University of Amsterdam)

17.00-18.00 Yoga optional

Thursday 12th

Day 4

9.30-10.45 Yoga optional
10.45-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-12.45 Workshop 6

Maria Jose de Abreu ‘Technology & Gender’

(University of Lisbon)

12.45-13.45 Lunch
13.45-15.00 Lecture 6

Jasmijn Rana ‘The Anthropologist’s Body: Participation in Ladies-only Kickboxing’

(Free University Berlin)

15.00-15.15 Coffee Break
15.15-17.00 Workshop 3

Margriet van Heesch ‘Romantic Love – Discourse & Narrative Analysis’

(University of Amsterdam)

17.15-17.30 Sara Blom – Visual Anthropology Assessment

Optional Evening Program

Friday July 13th

Day 5

9.30-11.15 Workshop 5

Julienne Weegels ‘Focus Groups & Research in Restricted Environments: Masculinities in Prison’

(CEDLA – University of Amsterdam)

11.15 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-13.00 Workshop 6

Maria Jose de Abreu – ‘Technology & Gender’

(University of Lisbon)

13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.45 Workshop 1 ‘

Nienke Muurling ‘Academic Skills’

(University of Amsterdam)

15.45-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-17.30 Lecture 7

Lorraine Nencel ‘On Writing Ethnography’

(Free University of Amsterdam)

17.30-18.00 Closing Words

Reinhilde Sotiria König & Carola Lammers

Evaluation by Students

18.00-19.00 Perhaps Yoga Optional
19.00-21.00 Party – Food & Drinks

Method of Application 

We would like to receive a letter of motivation, a short CV (max. 2 pages) and a proof of your university degree.

We will inform you about your acceptance within two days after having received the above information. After being informed by us, you can proceed with paying the tuition and administration fee that applies to you. Please contact us for any questions.

Deadline for all applications: June 15th 2012!

250,- Euro LOVA members
265,- Euro Early birds that apply before June 1st , 2012
295,- Euro Applications received between June 1st – 15th, 2012

Administration Fee:

15, – Euro All participants

Please make your payment via our paypal module on the left side.

If LOVA ISS were to be cancelled or suspended we will refund your tuition fees. Otherwise the fee is non-refundable.

The tuition fee includes:
Coffee, tea, refreshments
Free internet and library access at the CEDLA
All lectures and all workshops
All excursions mentioned in the program
Course material
Yoga class on location

Please note that travel expenses and accommodation are not included in the tuition fee. Make your reservation for Amsterdam ho(st)els timely. Contact LOVA for further information or browse:

Reinhilde Sotiria König & Carola Lammers
LOVA International Summer School 2012
E-mail: lovanetwork@hotmail.com