Reflection on the methodology for empirical research during the Covid-19 pandemic

by Chandra Esser, Julia Bantouvaki, Jana Pirlein, Santiago Cuervo Escobar,Elena Schmid The five students of Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder) Germany (Jana, Elena, Santiago, Chandra and Julia) have summed up the transition in their collaborative research to a non-physical and digital approach in the following shared reflection. As the strategic modus operandi in anthropological studies… Continue reading Reflection on the methodology for empirical research during the Covid-19 pandemic

Reflections on methods for fieldwork in Donji Lapac

by Carolin Leutloff-Grandits My decision to choose Donji Lapac, a border community on Croatia’s side of the Croatian-Bosnian border, as a place for fieldwork was first of all based on the Corona-situation, which made it impossible for EU-citizens to enter Bosnia-Herzegovina. This forced the DAAD-group to redesign the plan of conducting a joint fieldwork in… Continue reading Reflections on methods for fieldwork in Donji Lapac

Reflections: Šid borderscapes –– Memories, experiences and interpretations of borders and refugee movements

by Ildiko Erdei, Marta Stojić Mitrović, Teodora Jovanović, Katarina Mitrović During our fieldwork, we follow the 30 years’ dynamics of the bordering processes in the case of Šid, a small town in Serbia, located on the very border with Croatia. We chose Šid because of its’ long history of being in “border areas”. Šid has… Continue reading Reflections: Šid borderscapes –– Memories, experiences and interpretations of borders and refugee movements