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Evelyn Ruppert speaks at the 61st ISI World Statistics Congress

Evelyn is participating in a panel on Smart Statistics at the International Statistical Institute’s 2017 Congress in Marrakech, Morocco (16 to 21 July 2017). Her presentation discusses experiments in co-producing data collection platforms with citizens to explore how mechanisms of trust can be at the forefront rather than backend in the development of smart statistics.

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New ARITHMUS working paper on ‘citizen data’

The ARITHMUS team is extremely happy to announce the release of its second working paper. The paper is titled ‘Citizen Data and Official Statistics: Background Document to a Collaborative Workshop’ and is freely available for download on our publications page. The paper introduces the notion of ‘citizen data’ as a possible source for (or complementary[…]

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Francisca Grommé presents at Wageningen University

On June 29, Francisca gave a talk at the conference ‘The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications’, organised by the Centre for Space and Place at Wageningen University. She discussed the everyday practical and political challenges in making population statistics for Europe’s Overseas Countries and Territories (the OCTs, or countries and regions that have special[…]

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Funda Ustek publishes a book chapter on Turkish Drama Series and their role in Reframing Womanhood in Turkey

 Funda Ustek’s chapter (with Oguz Alyanak) titled “The ‘Unique Blend’: Reframing Womanhood through Turkish Drama Series” is published in Caroline B. Brettell & Carolyn F. Sargent’s recent edited volume: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. The book is now available on Routledge’s website and other retailers.

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Funda Ustek-Spilda writes for the Political and Legal Anthropology Blog

Funda Ustek-Spilda contributes to the Political and Legal Anthropology blog with Oguz Alyanak from Washington University in St. Louis, with an article titled: “Is it Over? On the Melancholy of Lost Hope”. They address the “melancholy of lost hope” that has set in for many following the recent constitutional referendum in Turkey. Ustek-Spilda and Alyanak[…]