The Skagen Institute
The Skagen conference
The Skagen conference is an annual event held in Denmark in November, modeled after the idea of a working retreat where foremost experts join participants to collaboratively practice innovative, ethical, and robust methods for studying complex and digitally-saturated social contexts. During this week-long conference, participants spend intensive time interrogating and applying innovative and creative ways of knowing.
by Nina Mollerup I recently defended my PhD and got a lot of good advice from blogs and colleagues. This is an attempt to collect the advice I found useful. The Danish PhD defense is a public event in which you give a presentation followed by a discussion with...read more
He’s going to saw me in half. Rip me apart. Gut me like a fish.read more
JOIN ON NOVEMBER 21.- 25.
During the conference, participants spend intensive time interrogating and applying innovative and creative ways of knowing. Especially relevant for PhD students and early professionals from diverse disciplines, interested in ethnographic research methodology.read more
How to make the future? Well, I've made a few videos on the subject and here I suggest a terminology to understand and frame a pedagogical approach... the basic approach is this one: Next practise labs, which are laboratories for the next practise... in this video...read more
I have been working on and playing with visual experiments for some time now. During the last year I have been looking at how to tell something VERY SHORT. This little video here is 56 seconds long which is quite short compared to videos I did some years ago. Im...read more
This conference challenges researchers in information and media technology to think differently about how one might frame qualitative social inquiry in the 21st Century. Embracing the epistemological challenges of feminists, postmodernists, post structuralists, interpretive sociologists, feminist techno scientists, and other “post” style schools of thought, we discuss innovative and creative ways of knowing.read more
Skagen Conference 2016
The Skagen Conference in 2016 will focus on how we might develop ‘transgressive methodology’ as a way to consider complexity of social contexts in the digital age. This workshop/meeting/retreat is intended for any professional researcher seeking to learn more about how to innovate in qualitative methods, particularly as these can be used to shift from description to intervention, or from objects of analysis to flows and layers of meaning through analysis. This is particularly useful for PhD students to learn how alternative approaches can satisfy criteria for rigor and quality across many disciplines. The anticipated dates of this conference are November 21-25.
Skagen Conference 2015
In 2015, the Skagen Conference focused on innovative theories and methods for disseminating or sharing academic knowledge beyond the typical academic writing genre. Guest Professor Katrin Tiidenberg (Estonia) facilitated workshops wherein participants could explore short form writing for social media, or creative and fictional writing in short or long form. Participants considered conceptual and practical frameworks for justifying this type of work and discussed strategies for articulating the credibility of such knowledge production practices to various stakeholders.
Skagen Conference 2014
The inaugural Skagen Conference in 2014 focused on developing ‘transgressive methodology’ as a way to embrace and trouble what we see in the digital age as a significant mismatch between traditional norms and techniques for inquiry and the complexity of the social contexts these methods seek to comprehend.