Security and Risks of Fieldwork

Date & Time

May 29, 2019
10:00 – 15:00


Palacký University, Vodární 6, Trainee centre, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Aim of the workshop is to open a discussion about security and risks of anthropological fieldwork. The workshop addresses question how to protect fieldworker against risks stemming from both environmental and cultural conditions and selected topic of fieldwork. The history shows that anthropologists face many types of risks because of diversity and conditions under the do their work. 


09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:30 Ethnography: The Risky Business of Documenting Repression
Keynote speech by Jeanne Marie Stumpf-Carome

11:30 – 13:00 LUNCH

13:00 – 13:30 Conditions and Risks of Fieldwork
Opening speech for discussion by Martin Soukup

13:30 – 14:00 Playing with Barriers in Restricted Access Border Zone
Natalya Ryzhova

14:00 – 15:00 Discussion