Category: Post-fieldwork


21:19:29Categories: Anthropological notes, Post-fieldwork

Home Migration and the City: New Narratives, New Methodologies – here I come!

I wasn’t selected for the quantitative methods workshop in Paris. Not so strange perhaps, since there is hardly any counting in my work… However, the competition was far fiercer for the other European Science Foundation happening I applied for, and there… more »


02:55:17 pmCategories: Post-fieldwork, Writing


Ouch! High summer is long gone! Clearly, it’s autumn out there: The air is brisk, the sun is lower in the horizon and red, orange and yellow have started to invade the greenery. Not only do I not particularly like autumn (however nice the weather might b… more »


01:42:16 pmCategories: Fieldwork, Post-fieldwork

One year ago today…

Leaving Paris by train Today, it is one year since I packed my bags and left the field. I left a little earlier than planned because the field exhausted me and I wanted some calm. The last ten days I had lived in an hotel, because the letting contract… more »


02:01:57 pmCategories: Spaces, Anthropological notes, Post-fieldwork

Steps to an analysis: from impressions to data

After I mapped out an outline two and a half months ago, my project has appeared amazingly ordered and under control. Perhaps it’s no wonder then, that I’ve postponed delving back into my fieldnotes for as long as I could, keeping myself busy with ordere… more »


11:42:34Categories: Post-fieldwork, Blogging

Yes, my research blog is really supposed to continue…

Oslo one month ago Three recent events have inspired me to get this blog going again. The last drop must have been a post by the incredibly prolific research blogger Mary Stevens. In her last post, she tells about her PhD viva and her examiners’ inte… more »


11:30:44 pmCategories: Post-fieldwork

Eerie post-fieldwork experiences: Norwegian Anthropologists’ Facebook association

Facebook hit Norway like a meteorite while I was in Paris (where, by the way, Myspace was the big thing). With 404 508 members, this tiny country with only 4,5 million inhabitants constitute one of the larges regional networks on Facebook (Norway). I sti… more »


01:13:20 amCategories: Oslo, Post-fieldwork

Existence! Resistence! back in Oslo

4th of April 2006, from one of the many demonstrations against the new labour law It’s almost two months since I left Paris and time is overdue to get going with the second phase of this blog. One thing is certain; one will always have Paris, but for… more »