[URBANTH-L] ANN: Summmer Ethnographic Fieldschool. Development Anthropology in Guatemala

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Dec 4 16:14:14 EST 2007

Summmer Ethnographic Fieldschool. Development Anthropology in Guatemala
Sponsor: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

Description:  The Anthropology Department at Universidad del Valle de 
Guatemala (UVG) offers a 6 week field school during the months of June & 
July in which you will learn the basic skills for an effective professional 
practice in applied anthropology, and specifically, in the field of 
development. The fieldschool is strategically based in Lake Atitlán, in the 
Department of Sololá, Guatemala; home of the three different Mayan ethnic 
groups (k´iche´, kaqchikel and tz´utujil) scattered in more than 12 villages 
around the lake. This predominantly indigenous area offers unique 
opportunities to work closely with NGOs and grass-roots organizations in the 
planning, implementation & evaluation of development projects, ranging from 
alternative resource management to micro enterprises. During your stay you 
will learn vital fieldwork methods (qualitative and quantitative, including 
analysis software packages), contemporary development studies theories, but 
most importantly, have the opportunity to conduct your applied research as 
part of an interdisciplinary development team within and NGO, a grassroots 
organization or both. This one of a kind experience will greatly enrich your 
academic experience as an anthropologist or development studies major. It 
will also boost your CV as you prepare yourself for the sometimes difficult 
transition towards professional practice.

Contact Information
Engelbert M. Tally
18 avenida 11-95 zona 15
Vista Hermosa III, Guatemala, Centroamérica
Guatemala 01015 Guatemala
Phone: (502) 23688344
Email: etally at uvg.edu.gt
URL http://www.uvg.edu.gt/antropologia/eev 

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