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Feb. 24, 2004

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Three-day conference: Doing documentary work

DATES: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4

9 a.m. Friday, March 5

10 a.m. Saturday, March 6

EVENTS: The Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life (CEEL) at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research presents a conference called "Doing Documentary Work: Life, Letters and the Field," organized in collaboration with DoubleTake Magazine. Speakers include authors Jonathan Raban and Thomas Lynch, editor Kirk Kicklighter, and U-M faculty members Ruth Behar, Eileen Pollack and Earl Lewis.

The public is invited to attend all of the events.

"The focus is on the intersection of social science and literary approaches to documenting everyday life," said Thomas Fricke, U-M anthropologist and director of CEEL. Founded in 1998 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CEEL is devoted to encouraging research and writing on everyday work and family life in the U.S. "Our faculty and fellows look beyond the abstractions of social science to explore people's stories, the emotional worlds of disappointment and uncertainty, and the brave coping of everyday life in which individual Americans reconcile their sense of how things should be with how they are."

PLACE: March 4, book party/reception at Shaman Drum Bookshop, 315 S. State St., Ann Arbor

March 5 conference, Michigan League, 911 N. University, Hussey Room

March 6 conference, Michigan League, Vandenberg Room

Central campus map: http://www.umich.edu/news/ccamp.html

WEB LINKS: The Center for the Ethnography of Everyday Life at http://ceel.psc.isr.umich.edu/

For more information about the conference events, contact Jana Bruce at jlbruce@umich.edu or (734) 763-1500.

 

Contact: Diane Swanbrow
Phone:(734) 647-9069
E-mail: swanbrow@umich.edu