Video series: Meet the researchers
The Ethno Research team comprises a number of smaller teams each with a different research focus. In a series of videos on our website, the teams introduce themselves and share insights into their research. Since they’re unable to meet with people face-to-face in current circumstances, this is your chance to meet the researchers and find out what they’ve been working on over the past year.
The videos introduce the Arts and Culture Team; Ethno on the Road; the Ethno Organizers (SenseMaker®) project; the History Team; Sustainability/Covid-19 project; and the Trauma-informed and consent-based practice project.
The Arts and Culture team are building an online sound map that showcases as many different Ethno experiences as possible, through sound recordings. If you have a recording of a tune you learned, a performance you were a part of, or a conversation you had at an Ethno about music and life, then we’d love to hear from you!
Recordings can be in the form of an audio track, a video, or even a simple voice memo. You can find out more information, including how to contribute, on the Ethno Research website.
The History team has been gathering information for a digital timeline with the aim of showcasing each Ethno since 1990. The timeline is now online for anybody to browse, so do take a look! It contains information, photos and videos from many past Ethno gatherings. There are some gaps in the timeline, and if you think you can add any information, photos or other contributions, feel free to contact us.
In another strand of the research, a new survey concerned with pedagogy and professional development will soon be circulated to the Ethno community, and we are hoping to see as many organizers, artistic mentors and participants as possible taking part. The survey will provide the research with vital perspectives on how and why Ethno pedagogy is described as ‘magic’. If you have participated in our research in the past, watch your e-mails for a link to the survey, and please do take part when it arrives!
The call is still open for Ethno organziers to participate in our SenseMaker survey. Dr Dave Camlin, leading this part of the research, has produced a how-to video explaining step-by-step how organizers can download the app; share their story; and then interpret their story using the tools in the app. Organizer or not, if you are interested in the SenseMaker project or the research tool itself, you can find out more, and watch a video about it, on the project page.
Publication: Ethno on the Road
Our most recent publication investigates Ethno on the Road and Världens Band, particularly looking at the influence of Ethno in three areas: practice within the band; performance and outreach; and professional and personal development. The report can be downloaded in full, and as an executive summary, and you can hear Dr Sarah-Jane Gibson presenting about the research findings in this video, too.