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[…]
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[…]
On 26 and 27 November 2015 Francisca attended the first Data Camp organised by Statistics Netherlands and the University of Twente (#DataCamp2015). She gave a presentation about how a ‘spirit of experimentality’ can be relevant for official statistics.
On 3-5 December 2015, Francisca attended the Inaugural Conference of STS Austria, themed ‘Living in Technoscientific Worlds’. In her talk, she discussed how people in Europe’s former colonial territories are counted, especially people living in the Caribbean.
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[…]