Kristian Roncero

Preparing for fieldwork I: visibility
Many people have asked me how do I do fieldwork: how to approach the speakers; how to get the best answers, what to take on fieldwork; i.a. I don’t think I have a magic formula, nor I think I have lots of experience. But in any case, this post is for
Closing the season
I can’t believe it, but it’s over! I came back from my last group of villages on Friday. Now I have to synthesise part of my work and deal with some admin before flying back to the UK. I was planing to go on an expedition with two professors, but it
It’s finally summer time (last weeks in Tatar’ja)
It’s finally summer time (last weeks in Tatar’ja)
Once again, I have to leave the village when I already felt at home! Anyway, those last three weeks have been very intensive. I have had the chance to interview more people in the neighbouring villages (mostly in Sičyw and Tatar’ja). In spite o
Tatar’ja
Tatar’ja
Almost three weeks (officially almost four) in my beautiful cottage house in Tatar’ja. Time has passed very quickly, although fruitfully. [See how fast the veggies have grown in a week!] The family I’m staying with owns some farm ani
A month long silence
A month long silence
Sorry for the big delay. This month has been full of events slowing down my research (and I have had a very limited access to the Internet for part of it). I finished my research in Bodanywka, and with lots of tears I had to move next. I decided to g