Canterbury, United Kingdom

Paris Summer School | Urban Ethnography

when 7 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 970

The annual SSPSSR UG Summer School in Urban Ethnography provides participants with direct experience of urban ethnography and equips them with skills for future research. The Summer School exposes students to the principles and practices of ethnography in the study of people, place, practices and things in the urban setting of Paris and involves doing ethnography in the city and of the city.

The specific themes of the 2019 Summer School are:

- Exploring rhythm in city life
- Cultural and religious difference
- Multi-sensory ethnography in contested spaces: segregation and sex work

Target group

Undergraduate students

Course aim

Subject-specific learning outcomes

On successfully completing the Summer School students will be able to:

- Understand the principles and ethical implications of the design and conduct of ethnographic research
- Undertake effective observation with an awareness of different practices of looking
- Appreciate the value of using multi-sensory research tools in different urban settings
- Demonstrate capacity to interpret specific urban practices in everyday life
- Apply relevant concepts and theories to practical observations of social, cultural, economic, affective and material life in the city
- Understand the city as a site for the development of sociological, criminological, cultural and urban theory

Generic learning outcomes

On successfully completing the Summer School students will be able to:

- Critically evaluate social science evidence and arguments based on ethnographic research
- Improve skills in collaboration and communication, including the recognition of others and the constructive critique and discussion of different perspectives
- Demonstrate increased awareness of themselves as reflexive, embodied and emplaced researchers
- Bring together appropriate library and web-based resources with empirical data in project work

Credits info

15 EC
15 Credits (ECTS 7.5) for transfer purposes

Fee info

GBP 970: Fees on the Urban Ethnography course include teaching and materials, travel in Paris, accommodation (B&B), a Navigo pass for travel around Paris, a welcome dinner, a mid-week buffet and a farewell dinner.


We have £200 Internationalisation Scholarships available for the the Urban Ethnography Summer Schools available. If you wish to apply for a scholarship you will need to select 'School scholarship' at application and apply by Fri 12 April 2019. We will use