Francisca Grommé presents at Statistics Estonia

On November 24 and 25 Francisca delivered two presentations on trust in official statistics, both co-authored with Evelyn Ruppert. On November 24 she spoke about ‘technologies of trust’ at the 28th Conference of the Estonian Statistical Society “Household in surveys and registers”. On November 25 she presented ARITHMUS empirical findings, arguing that attending to the[…]


ARITHMUS participates in November Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (see Although we do not write novels, we are interested in the writing process and trying out new ways of writing together. Focussing on academic writing, we organised two activities: Baki Cakici organised ‘Sit down and write’ (co-organised with Katherine Robinson, Goldsmiths): weekly two-hour ‘write-ins’ open to everybody.[…]


Francisca Grommé presents on ethnographic method at CWTS, Leiden University

On October 5, 2016, Francisca will discuss conceptual and practical considerations related to doing ethnography in a team. Her presentation is titled ‘Doing a transversal ethnography: How the people make the data (ARITHMUS)’. Among others, she will address the infrastructure supporting and shaping the nature of collaboration, especially software for qualitative data analysis. The talk[…]


Funda Ustek and Francisca Grommé present two papers at the Interpretive Policy Analysis 11th International Conference in Hull

Funda Ustek and Francisca Grommé presented on July 5th in the panel ‘What counts as evidence? Quantification in policy practices’. This panel was organised by Francisca and Thomas Franssen (CWTS, Leiden University). Funda talked about the problem of qualifying the unknown in her presentation ‘ “Give me a guesstimate, how many refugees are there?” The[…]


Funda, Stephan and Francisca present two papers at the International Conference on Migration, Irregularisation and Activism in Malmö

On June 15th, we presented two ARITHMUS papers around the topic of migration statistics at the MIA conference. Funda Ustek presented her paper ‘Refugees, guests and status decisions: Are they all the same? Rethinking refugee protection in Turkey and the EU’. Francisca Grommé and Stephan Scheel presented ‘Enacting migrants, minorities and the nation: On the[…]

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ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Doing Screen Work Ethnographies, 1-2 June 2015

On June 2nd, 2015, the first ARITHMUS method workshop took place at Goldsmiths, University of London. The workshop, titled ‘Doing screen work ethnographies’, addressed the problem of doing ethnographies of screen-mediated environments. It kicked off with the Goldsmiths Sociology Annual Lecture by Professor Lucy Suchman: ‘Digital Practices: Some Methodological Reflections’ on June 1. Ethnographic fieldwork[…]