Ethnographic Field School

Douglas Hume and Antonio Novelo with Field School Participants at the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute, Belize, 2019

Link to NKU's Center for Applied Anthropology - Ethnographic Field School in BelizeSince 2013, I have been leading an ethnographic field school that conducts community-based research coupled with ethnographic methods training in Belize, an English-speaking country in Central America!

Students who participate in this field school:

  • experience Belizean culture for one month doing ethnography;
  • are a part of a community-based research project on agricultural development within northern Belize farming communities;
  • develop skills in ethnographic methods of data collection; and
  • collaborate on an original ethnographic field report, which may lead to presentations at regional, national and international conferences as well as publications.

In addition to conducting community-based research, students will visit the Belize Zoo, Banquitas House of Culture, Cuello's Distillery, Lamanai Maya Ruins (via boat on the New River), Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve (Cave Tubing), and more!

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