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EPIC2020 Video and Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

EPIC2020 Video and Proceedings Now Available on Demand!

EPIC2020 was a truly a global ethnographic jamboree: on the 15th anniversary of our conference, EPIC people gathered across 37 countries and 6 continents. Our conference theme was Scale: How can we engage, work across, and reframe scale in a world where “bigger, faster, easier, broader” is the...

Announcing New EPIC Board Members

Announcing New EPIC Board Members

This month, our first global, virtual conference will mark the 15th anniversary of EPIC. We are thriving with a growing membership and a range of new programs for connecting and learning together; we also face a spectrum of global crises that make our collective mission more important than ever....

Introducing EPIC China!

Introducing EPIC China!

In a year when EPIC has become more international than ever, we are thrilled to introduce EPIC China. EPIC China was launched by a talented group of EPIC people to be the home for the ethnographic community in China, offer EPIC resources in Chinese, and share expertise and experiences from China...

New EPIC Board President

New EPIC Board President

EPIC welcomes Simon Roberts as our new Board President! Simon is Co-founder and Partner at Stripe Partners, a strategy and innovation consultancy based in London. He has been a committed member of the EPIC community since our first conference in 2005, and he co-chaired EPIC2012 and EPIC2013. He...

EPIC in Uncertain Times

EPIC in Uncertain Times

Hello EPIC friends, As ethnographers we are tenacious, resilient, curious, improvisational, thoughtful, and reflective. It is ironic that the thing we do best—being on the ground with people—is exactly not what we should be doing at this time. For most of us, without doubt, it's a profoundly...

EPIC Announces New Executive Director

EPIC Announces New Executive Director

We are proud and excited to announce that we’ve hired EPIC’s first Executive Director. Rita Denny is known to many of you as a researcher extraordinaire, consultant, author, and teacher, and she's been a leader in our field for two decades. This is another important milestone for EPIC that...

Let’s Make EPIC More Accessible

Let’s Make EPIC More Accessible

2018 has been a phenomenal year for our community. We offered an array of new Courses and Talks that brought us together to learn and share expertise, and 600 EPIC people attended our outstanding annual conference in Honolulu, where we tackled crucial questions of data and evidence. This was a...

3 Things We Want You to Know

Recently EPIC was accused of homophobia in the EPIC2017 peer review process. In the wake of this experience, and as we embark on the review process for our 2018 program, there are several things we would like our community to know: Members of the EPIC2017 program committee and the EPIC Board...

An Open Letter about EPIC and Homophobia

An Open Letter about EPIC and Homophobia

by [contrib_author post_id='16475' name='Gary Gebhardt'], HEC Montréal Dear EPIC Community, I’m Gary, co-chair of EPIC2017 here at HEC Montréal. I’m writing this open letter because there have recently been some social media posts by an individual accusing EPIC of homophobia. Specifically, someone...

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS  |  BECOME A MEMBER Around the world EPIC Members are doing amazing things! Their achievements inform and inspire our community, advancing the value of ethnography. Check out this recent work: Huge congrats to Meg Kinney & Hal Phillips (Bad Babysitters), whose video...