Course From Plans to Practice


Course leader: Noa Vaisman

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Arts

Course fee: 0.00 DKK

Status: Course is closed for applications

Semester: Spring 2024

Application deadline: 15/02/2024

Cancellation deadline: 15/02/2024

Course type: Classroom teaching

Start date: 06/03/2024

Administrator: Henriette Jaquet


Please let us know if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any food allergies or intolerances


All students are placed on a waiting list until we reach application deadline.


This course gives new PhD students in Anthropology at Aarhus University and Copenhagen University the opportunity to present their research projects for critical and constructive discussion in order to turn a successful research proposal into a viable fieldwork project. Projects will be considered in terms of research design, the operationalizing of theories and concepts, methods of collecting and constructing data in the field, research ethics and insuring openness to the unexpected. The problems of working in different settings will be examined and compared. The course will run over 1 day and will bring together the most recent cohort of PhD students and an experienced researcher from each of the two anthropology departments.

Preparation for the course:

1. An English summary of your research project, focusing on research questions and practice (max. 3 pages). The summaries will be distributed to all participants, who are expected to read them in advance. Each summary will also benefit from the consideration of participants who will present their critique and consider challenges in project planning and design. This will be followed by a general discussion

2. A detailed time plan for the proposed research, emphasizing fieldwork activities (approx. 1/4 page)

3. Paragraph or a few bullet-points focusing on practical issues that are specifically relevance for your project.

4. Contact information and institute affiliation

This should be sent to when you register the course.


Read all project proposal submitted by course participants 

Target group:

The workshop is primarily targeted at PhD students from Institute of Anthropology in Copenhagen and Department of Anthropology at Aarhus University. PhD students from other research schools are welcome to participate in the course if places are available. Please note that you will need to have a background in anthropology, and your project should include anthropological or ethnographic fieldwork. 






Karen Waltorp (Copenhagen University) and Noa Vaisman  (Aarhus University)

Date and time:

6 March 2024 at 08:30 - 16:30 hrs.


Campus Aarhus, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 5, 8000 Aarhus C. - Building 1463-515

Course dates:

  • 06 March 2024 08:30 - 16:00