Yes, you can find quite a bit about it in our Code of Conduct
. We find the AAA’s Statement on Ethics
a helpful guideline for doing fieldwork and research. But as one can expect from a field school, ethics in fieldwork are actively discussed during the project. Experience learns that general and abstract guidelines, written consent forms or declarations, do not suffice to guarantee ethical behavior. Instead, we take the time to discuss ethical implications of research ideas, actions and reports in the broader ethnographic process of developing ideas, doing research and sharing the lessons learned. Moreover, we ask participants to apply abstract ideas to themselves, the summer school setting and Gozo as a field site. The close mentorship and peer-to-peer relationships that our pedagogical approach builds on, allow for continuous awareness of the ethical impact of our project’s presence; before, during and after fieldwork.