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Workshop with Anna Steigemann (UR) | Methods and Tools for Interdisciplinary Area Studies Research and Thesis Writing

| Workshop

When? 7–8 December 2023

Where? SG. 214, Sammelgebäude, Universität Regensburg

Register by 1 December – See details below


This hands-on seminar/workshop will introduce to different multi-scalar and multi-perspective approaches to writing an Area Studies dissertation. Based on the doctoral candidates’ projects, the seminar will bring together different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives while introducing the participants to eventually new, more social science focused and multi-scalar techniques for collecting, interpreting, and analyzing qualitative data and information. With this, the doctoral candidates can reflect on and discuss their wider methodological approaches and data collection across the different Area Studies disciplines and with wider academic and non-academic audiences.

For this, the seminar requires the doctoral candidates to prepare and share their current state and particularly the current fieldwork and data collection challenges in advance. This will allow us to zoom in and collectively discuss your individual approaches, your research and eventually field work plans, discuss existing and potentially emerging ethical issues around, for instance, doorkeepers, sampling, field work interaction with your research partners, how to protect and use sensitive data and information for your further work, next strategic and analytic steps, et cetera.



Please submit by 1 December 2023 via email to

  • 1 page expose (framework and research question(s))
  • 1 page methodological approach 
  • max. 1 page current state of the art & timeline of your thesis/research
  • 1 page current methodological and practical challenges