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Upcoming event – (Un)usual residence and the mobile academic: Critique through design, 10 July 2018

How might citizen-generated data contribute to rethinking the fundamental assumption in official statistics that residence, home and work are aligned in a single state? This is the question of an ongoing experiment being conducted by ARITHMUS at the Department of Sociology on the category of ‘usual residents’, an international standard for defining a population base.[…]

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ARITHMUS team presents paper on transversal methods in Amsterdam

On 17 May 2018 all ARITHMUS researchers participated in the seminar ‘Research Collaboration – Reflections on Theories, Concepts, Methods, Practices’ which was attended by four ERC funded teams. In their presentation they reflected on the challenges of overcoming methodological nationalism (see Working Paper no. 1). The seminar was held at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced[…]


ARITHMUS participating in programme at Tate Exchange on ‘Who are we?’

ARITHMUS is part of a six-day cross-platform event, spanning the visual arts, film, photography, design, architecture, the spoken and written word and live art. The event, Who Are We? is curated and produced by Tate Exchange Associates, and taking place from 14-19 March 2017 at the new Tate Exchange building.  Who Are We? reflects on identity, belonging, migration and citizenship[…]


ARITHMUS participates in November Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (see http://nanowrimo.org/). 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.[…]

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ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics, 9-10 June 2016

 On June 10th, 2016, the third ARITHMUS method workshop, titled Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics,  took place at Goldsmiths. The workshop. The ARITHMUS team uses ethnographic methods to learn about the challenges of methodological diversification in census methods, and their implications for the enactment of the population of Europe. These workshops aim to develop the[…]

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ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Tracing Algorithmic Practices, 2-3 Nov 2015

The second ARITHMUS method workshop titled “Tracing Algorithmic Practices” took place on 2-3 November 2015 at Goldsmiths, University of London. It was organised to address the practical problem of doing a collaborative, multi-sited large-scale ethnographic study involving statisticians who work with algorithms of different scales and complexities. Fourteen researchers from various social science disciplines participated[…]

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Public Lecture: ‘Data Citizens and Data Organisms’, Thursday 9 June 2016

‘Data Citizens and Data Organisms’ Speaker: Prof Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine Thursday, 9 June 2016, 17:00- 18:30 Location: Richard Hoggart Building, Room 309, Goldsmiths   Download the poster here Public lecture organised by the ERC funded ARITHMUS project (www.arithmus.eu), Department of Sociology. Please RSVP at http://arithmus-classifications.eventbrite.co.uk. Abstract: In this talk, I explore[…]