Interpretation, Method and Critique (IMC) Network and Research Cluster

This is a joint initiative of the School of Politics and International Relations and the Department of Political and Social Change in the Coral Bell School of the College of Asia and the Pacific.

Affiliated with the Interpretive Methodologies and Methods Conference Group (APSA), the Qualitative Research Network, ANU (QRN) and the Centre for Law Arts and Humanities (CLAH).The aim of this collaborative cross-disciplinary network is to raise the profile of Interpretivist Social Science at the ANU and within the Australian academy, create collaboration opportunities for scholars at the ANU whose approaches to research are interpretivist or critical, broadly conceived and create the capacity for HDR training and engagement with interpretivist methods.

Find out more about the IMC cluster here

Please note we have two events coming up in 2020 as part of a visit to the ANU by Professor Christine Hine of the University of Surrey (UK), one of the pioneers of online ethnography and author of (2006) Virtual Ethnography, Sage.

  • Wednesday 5 February 2020: Workshop: Interpretivist Methods in the Digital Age: Methodology and Epistemology in the Social Sciences. Download more information
  • Tuesday 4 February 2020: Workshop for HDR students: Professor Christine Hine will lead a master class on the topic “objects of study in a digital world”. Download more information

Please contact April Biccum and/or Nick Cheesman if you would like to alert the network of any ANU activity that is methodologically interpretivist in orientation; submit proposals for seminars, working papers, master classes; or become a member or affiliate.

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