Doing Ethnographic Film in Global/Multilingual Contexts (UK)

EventsWorkshop: Doing ethnographic film in global and multilingual contexts, 7 June 2019, 9 am – 5 pm, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Deadline: 1 May 2019.

This cross-disciplinary one-day workshop offers a creative space in which researchers will share their experiences of, and ambitions for, film as visual method in ethnography. Presentations will consider ethnographic film as research output, as research method for data elicitation, and as research method for data analysis. The workshop will engage with the potential of film as a collaborative method, exploring partnerships between ethnographers and film-makers, and between researchers and researched. Examples of research in which visual methods in ethnography are employed will include multimodal languaging between deaf and hearing people,internationally mobile deaf people’s diverse communicative practices, translanguaging in city markets, and gesture-based communication in sport. The workshop will examine the challenges of ethnographic film-making in global contexts. It will also reflect on potential limitations of the use of film in ethnographic research.

Participation in the workshop will be limited to 20 places. Participants will be researchers experienced in the use of film in ethnography, those in the early stages of ethnographic film work, and researchers planning to engage in ethnographic film. Discussion will be stimulated by presentations which present examples of film in ethnography. The presentations will focus on three aspects of ethnographic film: Film as research output, Film for data analysis, Film for data elicitation (eg. audience reception). Following the presentations, a roundtable discussion session will engage with key questions.

Presenters: Adrian Blackledge (University of Stirling), Angela Creese (University of Stirling), Erin Moriarty Harrelson (Heriot-Watt University), Andrew Irving (University of Manchester), Annelies Kusters (Heriot-Watt University).

British Sign Language – English interpretation will be provided

Register by 1 May 2019, by emailing Annelies Kusters – please write a few lines about your background and/or experience with ethnographic film, and what you hope to gain from this workshop. This will help organizers prepare the roundtable discussion.

International Policy Summer Institute 2019

EventsBridging the Gap: INTERNATIONAL POLICY SUMMER INSTITUTE, June 9-13, 2019, School of International Service at American University, Washington, D.C. Deadline: January 28, 2019.

IPSI is a five-day professional development program for professors (all ranks) and post-docs in the field of international affairs who want to build the tools and networks to produce and disseminate policy-relevant academic research. The Institute delivers an intensive curriculum designed to teach participants how to develop and articulate their research for a policy audience, what policy-makers are looking for when they look to IR scholarship, whom to target when sharing research, and which tools and avenues of dissemination are appropriate. IPSI also provides a forum for scholars to develop professional networks with their colleagues and with the broader policy community.

 

Human Library @ Global Centre for Pluralism (Canada)

EventsIn order to mark World Refugee Day, the Global Centre for Pluralism (Ottawa, Canada) is hosting a Human Library on June 20, 2018.

Speakers will share their personal stories from all dimensions of the refugee experience in Canada, including private sponsorship, policymaking and settlement. Each human “book” will speak to the participants at their respective tables for approximately 10 minutes each. Guests will have the chance to hear from several different human “books” over the course of the evening. The event will include the launch of Refugee 613’s social media campaign #ShowYourWelcome and a gallery of portraits from the storytelling project Community. Everyone is welcome. This event is free of charge.

Here’s the basic description of Human Libraries from the organization’s website: “The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.” To find a Human Library near you, check the organization’s Facebook page.

Wild Publics: Language Under the Conditions of Late Modernity (Germany)

EventsWILD PUBLICS. Language under the conditions of late modernity – 16th Blankensee ColloquiumMarch 22-24, 2018, Freie Universität Berlin.

From 22nd to 24th of March 2018, we will organise a conference at FU
Berlin, Germany, discussing the construction of public space in relation
to language under the conditions of late modernity.

The conditions of public language in late modernity lead to changed and changing notions of public space: new spaces emerge; existing spaces become reconfigured and gain in complexity. Old divisions of private and public are shaken up, and existing forms of discursive authority and power relations are changed. We suggest that this can be observed in discourses and language uses as they manifest themselves in public space.

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Agence ITER: Professional Development in International Organizations (France)

Events9th Intercultural Seminar of the Agence ITER France: Professional Development in International Organizations, to be held Thursday, 30 November 2017

This event is hosted by the Institute for American Universities, 2 bis rue du Bon Pasteur, Aix en Provence, France.

PROGRAM

Introduction by Shawn Simpson, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural Quotients and Training

Workshop 1: Frédérique CHOPIN, Aix Marseille University: Professional Training as part of Corporate Social Responsibility

Workshop 2: Dorottya MARKI, Airbus Helicopters: Highly Technical Training in Intercultural Situations

Workshop 3: Yves Daumas, IBM Marketing and Sales: Sulitest in Professional Development – International Trend in Corporate Social Responsibility Awareness/Capabilities/Literacy for Leaders

Workshop 4: Hans-Henrich Altfeld, PhD, Head of Project Control Office, ITER Organization: Learning Academies in Organizations

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

EventsSince 2002, May 21 has been chosen by the United Nations as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. As the UN page for the event points out: “Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.”

Here is their recommended list of Ten simple things YOU can do to celebrate the Day

  1. Visit an art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures.
  2. Invite a family or people in the neighborhood from another culture or religion to share a meal with you and exchange views on life.
  3. Rent a movie or read a book from another country or religion than your own.
  4. Invite people from a different culture to share your customs.
  5. Read about the great thinkers of other cultures than yours (e.g. Confucius, Socrates, Avicenna, Ibn Khaldun, Aristotle, Ganesh, Rumi).
  6. Go next week-end to visit a place of worship different than yours and participate in the celebration.
  7. Play the “stereotypes game.” Stick a post-it on your forehead with the name of a country. Ask people to tell you stereotypes associated with people from that country. You win if you find out where you are from.
  8. Learn about traditional celebrations from other cultures; learn more about Hanukkah or Ramadan or about amazing celebrations of New Year’s Eve in Spain or Qingming festival in China.
  9. Spread your own culture around the world through our Facebook page and learn about other cultures.
  10. Explore music of a different culture.

Agence ITER: Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives (France)

Events The Agence ITER France yearly Intercultural Think Tank is meeting again on 4 May 2017 in Aix en Provence, hosted at the Institute for American Universities. The subject this year is Ethical Whistle Blowing: Intercultural Perspectives.

DRAFT PROGRAM

13h30 Welcome and coffee
14h Introduction by Shawn SIMPSON, Training Project Manager, Agence ITER France: Cultural interpretations of Codes of Conduct
14h10 Discussion
14h30 Frederique CHOPIN, Director of CSR Master Program, Aix Marseille University: Whistle Blowing in France since the new law of 2016
14h40 Discussion
15h Carolina SERRANO ARCHIMI, Professor, Graduate School of Management, IAE Aix en Provence: Subject to be determined
15h10 Discussion
15h30 Break
15h40 Guillaume Frentz, Human Resource Officer, ITER Organization: The ITER Organization Code of Conduct and Ethics Committee
15h50 Discussion
16h20 To be determined
16h30 Discussion
16h50 End

If you would like to attend please register.

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CFP ECREA Doctoral Summer School 2017 (Italy)

The European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

… brings together members of the European research community to this summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future. The 2017 Summer School will take place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy from July 24 to August 4, 2017. The application phase for the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017 is now open. The deadline for submitting the application is April 1, 2017.

CFP Sociolinguistics Summer School (Spain)

Call for Papers

The Sociolinguistics Summer School is an annual international meeting point for postgraduate students and early career researchers where they have the opportunity to present their first findings, as well as to attend plenary sessions and workshops conducted by experienced researchers.

Traditionally organised in the UK and Ireland, SSS7 disembarked on the continent to take place in Lyon in 2016. For 2017, UOC offered to host it in Barcelona as part of the activities programmed by the IS1306 COST Sociolinguistic Network on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe.

Language and globalisation, management of multilingualism, newspeakerness, and variation and social identity will be the core themes of the SSS8, although presentations about all the current trends in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology will be welcomed. Specifically, invited speakers will focus on the following topics:
• Monica Heller (University of Toronto): Language and Inequality in Contemporary World
• Workshop: Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography
• Francesc Xavier Vila (Universitat de Barcelona): Agency in Language Policy Revisited
• Workshop:
Language Policies and Management of Multilingualism
• Joan Pujolar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya): New speakers, Language and Lifestyles in Late Modernity
• Workshop: New Speakers from a Critical Sociolinguistic Analysis Perspective
• Robert Lawson (Birmingham City University): Big Data, Big Problems: Investigating Language Use on Twitter
• Workshop:
Social Media, Discourse Analysis, and Social Identity

In addition, participants in the SSS8 will have the opportunity to attend sessions on Academic Writing and Academic CV Development.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES: PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Participants in the SSS8 have to choose between two formats of presentation:

Paper presentations
Participants present their research findings.
20 minute presentation + 10 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts: 500 words maximum (excluding references), with keywords.
42 proposals will be selected for this presentation format.

Workshop presentations
Participants present a specific aspect of their research that they would like to discuss with the invited speakers (i.e. methods, data collection, data analysis, ethical aspects & reflexivity). The topic of the presentation has to be related to the topic of the workshop and participants have to specify which workshop they would like to participate in.
30 minute presentation + 15 minutes for feedback and discussion.
300 word abstract summary (with keywords, excluding references) of research project, specifying which concrete aspects would like to be discussed. In addition to this, workshop participants will be asked to submit an extended abstract or presentation slides by the 20th of June.
12 proposals (3 for each workshop) will be selected for this presentation format. English should be the medium of both written proposals and oral presentations. However, we encourage the usage of multilingual materials in PowerPoint, handouts, etc.

DEADLINE AND CONTACT FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
The deadline for abstract submissions, both for paper and workshop presentations, is March 13, 2017. Abstracts should be sent to sss8barcelona@uoc.edu.

Abstracts will undergo blind review by members of the Scientific Committee. Each candidate has to submit two copies of their abstract. Make sure that one copy includes your name, email address, affiliation (if any) and presentation title. Submissions need to indicate as well whether they are intended for a paper presentation or one of the workshops (specifying which). The second copy has to be anonymised, and it should include your presentation title and whether it is intended for paper presentation or workshop (specifying which).

REGISTRATION & BURSARIES
To participate in the SSS8, there will be a registration fee of 40 €.

The COST New Speakers Network will offer a number of travel & accommodation bursaries for ECR’s belonging to the network. The Societat Catalana de Sociolingüística (SOCS) will offer bursaries for ECR’s developing their work in one of the universities belonging to Xarxa Vives d’Universitats. Further details on payment, registration methods and bursaries will be published soon in the SSS8 website.

FURTHER INFORMATION
More information regarding registration, programme, travel and accommodation, and cultural and networking activities during the SSS8 will be posted in the SSS8 website: https://sss8barcelona.wordpress.com.

Follow us on Twitter (@sss8barcelona) to keep up with the latest news and details, and use the hashtag #sss8barcelona to tweet about the event.

If you have any questions about SSS8 in Barcelona, do not hesitate to contact us at sss8barcelona@uoc.edu.

Free E-Seminar: Translanguaging, Superdiversity & ESOL

2017 e-seminar: ‘Translanguaging, superdiversity and ESOL’
ESOL-Research email forum
in collaboration with The AHRC-funded ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural and Transformation in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’

Monday 23 January 2017 – Friday 10 February 2017

The e-seminar will take as a point of departure materials that will be circulated on the ESOL-Research email forum on Monday 23 January.

Discussants:
Dermot Bryers, English for Action, London
Melanie Cooke, King’s College London
Becky Winstanley, Tower Hamlets College, London

ESOL-Research members are invited to join the seminar discussion on the ESOL-Research forum.

The ESOL-Research email forum is an online site for discussion of matters relating to the teaching and learning of English for Speakers of Other Languages who are migrants to the UK. Membership stands at 950, and comprises ESOL professionals, academics and others interested in language learning in migration contexts. It is easy to subscribe, and also to unsubscribe, to the ESOL-Research email forum. Please visit www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ESOL-Research and follow the instructions at ‘subscribe/unsubscribe’. If you have any difficulty, please contact the list manager, James Simpson, j.e.b.simpson AT education.leeds.ac.uk

The timetable for the seminar is as follows:
23 January: materials for seminar distributed to ESOL-Research members
30 January: Discussant response distributed to ESOL-Research members
31 January: seminar opens to ESOL-Research members for contributions to discussion by email
10 February: seminar closes

Any queries please contact James Simpson, TLang co-investigator, University of Leeds  j.e.b.simpson AT education.leeds.ac.uk or Sarah Martin, TLang project administrator, University of Birmingham s.l.martin AT bham.ac.uk