Remote Research and Covid-19 Legal Help

CaMP anthropology would like to be able to be a repository of information in the pandemic for the creative solutions we as a community are developing to help each other.  Please let us know what to add to the list below —

If you are doing fieldwork now:

1. Where is Remote Research? Ethnographic Positioning in Shifting Spaces

2. Work/Life in the Pandemic: Strategies and Support

3. Anthropology from Home – Advice on Digital Ethnography for the Pandemic Times

4. Resuming Field Research in Pandemic Times

5. The Future of Anthropological Research: Ethics, Questions, and Methods in the Age of COVID-19: Part I

6. Ethnography at an impasse? Fieldwork Reflections During a pandemic

7. Lupton, D. (editor) (2020) Doing fieldwork in a pandemic (crowd-sourced document). Available at:

8. Kumar, Harini. 2020. “Ethnographic Disruption in the Time of COVID-19.” Anthropology News website, May 22, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/AN.1406

9. Carrying out qualitative research under lockdown – Practical and ethical considerations

10. Ep #60 Adapting Methods, Human Difference, Virtual Dojos and Foggy Field notes:This Month on The Familiar Strange (Podcast)

11. Webinar Recap: COVID-19 and Virtual Qualitative Fieldwork – Written by Stacy Penna, Ed. D. – April 08, 2020

12. Pivoting away from specific research topics when fieldwork is impossible to do

13. Adapting Research Methodologies In The COVID-19 Pandemic- Resources for Researchers

14. The (Im)possibility of Ethnographic Research during Corona

15. Remote Research and the Challenge of ‘Being There’

16. Invisible Evidence: Our Disconnection with Broadband Connectivity

Invisible Evidence: Our Disconnection with Broadband Connectivity – EPIC

17. A Collection of German graduate students reflecting on their new fieldwork experiences:

18. Anna Ramella and Martin Zillinger discuss their use of audio-diaries

19. Danny Miller muses on ethnography in a moment of social isolation:
20. A collection of interviews on people’s experiences with remote ethnography:
21. Discussions on anthrop at/of/home, vol 3(2) 2020:
Legal Aid in during this pandemic:

The Document Assembly Line Project (COVID-19 Response)

We are starting an assembly line to rapidly create mobile-friendly online court forms and pro se materials for key areas of urgent legal need amid the COVID-19 crisis. We’re operating out of Suffolk Law’s Legal Innovation and Technology Lab in cooperation with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission‘s COVID-19 task force. Though we’re focused on MA specific content, we’re sharing our work on GitHub in the hopes that our efforts can be replicated in other jurisdictions. All novel code we generate will be licensed under an MIT License, and we’re intentionally building on the open source docassemble platform. Here’s what we’re doing, and how you can help.

Want to volunteer? Fill out this formNote: the situation is quickly evolving, and everything here could change at any moment.

Library Resources

Where you can find digital books and texts of all kinds

Radical Open Access Collective (, which is an international community of presses, journals and other projects. It has of over 60 members, including:

Open Humanities Press ( – which has 21 journals (,  and 9 book series (, as well as experimental, libre texts such as those in our Liquid Books ( and Living Books About Life series (

Librería Latinoamericana at Clacso: The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (, with links to many OA libraries

But there are many other radical open access publishers, journals and platforms where you can find books and articles for free, such as Mattering Press, punctum books, Ephemera, limn, Fibreculture, Goldsmiths Press, tripleC, Minor Compositions, Journal of Peer Production… all accessible via this list:

At the other end of the scale – depending on how ‘alternative’ you want to get – there are shadow libraries (online libraries/art projects that arguably have the same objectives as public libraries):

Library Genesis: Online repository with over a million user-contributed books.

Memory of the World: Contains more than 150,000 titles.

Monoskop: Wiki, blog and a repository relating to the arts, media, humanities, theory and activism.

UbuWeb: Largest non-profit online archive of avant-garde art and related materials.

I’ve adapted the above info from the Gendersec page on how to build a digital feminist library. It contains links to all of the above as well as other useful curricula material (much of it in English, Spanish and Portuguese). It’s available here:

There are also many resources and texts focusing on the Coronavirus situation here: This resource is part of the Pirate.Care.Syllabus collective project developed by Valeria Graziano, Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, Maddalena Fragnito and others (

The last bit may be a bit obvious for many colleagues, but there’s also the Internet Archive ( ) – a non-profit library of millions of free books (including literature), movies, software, music, websites….