CFP Language, Inequality and the Everyday (Un)making of Alliances (UK)

Call For Abstracts: 9th Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Language, Inequality and the Everyday (Un)making of Alliances, Faculty of Education and Society, University College London (UK),
3rd -4th April 202 . Deadline:  21 October 2022.

The ninth EELC conference follows a series of global crises epitomised by moments of spectacular disruption, such as the so-called ‘2008 economic crisis’ or the ‘COVID-19 pandemic’. But far from representing isolated events, these build on long-standing processes, practices and experiences of inequality which are increasingly at the centre of more and more people’s daily lives. The conference aims to provide a platform to reflect on the types of alliances that ethnographic and language scholarship might be able to generate in the (un)making of such inequalities.

The confirmed keynote speakers and featured workshop organisers are:

  • Dr Julia Snell, University of Leeds (UK)
  • Dr Daniel Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
  • Dr Beatriz Lorente, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • Dr Lian Malai Madsen, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Dr Jackie Jia Lou, Birkbeck University of London (UK)

CFP Ethnography, Language & Communication (Norway)

ConferencesCall for papers: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC8): “Perspectives across Disciplinary and Political Borders,” 24–25 September 2020, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. Deadline: 2 December 2019.

The theme of the eighth biennial Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication conference is “Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders.” Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) is a biannual conference for the Linguistic Ethnography Forum affiliated with BAAL. The conference aims to:

  • Provide a dedicated cross-disciplinary forum for researchers who combine ethnographic and linguistic approaches

  • Facilitate high quality debate on contemporary issues across health, education, social policy and cultural studies

  • Establish a stimulating programme combining plenary lectures, data workshops, oral and poster presentations

  • Facilitate international dialogue between linguistic ethnography and linguistic anthropology

CFP Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (Sweden)

6th conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC)
Södertörn University (Sweden)
22-23 September 2016

The aim of the conference is to examine how linguistic ethnography can be used in order to capture cultural, gendered, linguistic and other kinds of diversity in today’s global societies. In line with Södertörn University’s intercultural profile, conference papers will explore the role of language in diverse settings: in the workplace, in education, in the community and at home. Today, with the development of technology, information and capital are transcending social and geographical barriers thus giving new forms to communication. The challenges of conducting ethnography in order to capture these new globalized yet diverse settings are larger than ever and in this conference we wish to explore new theories and methods and discuss research results from studies that have set out to achieve this.

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
Jan Blommaert, Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University
Celia Roberts, Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics at King’s College.
Rickard Jonsson, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University

Forms of participation
We welcome participants to give a paper, present a poster, or hold a workshop. Paper presenters will be allowed 20 minutes, with a further 10 minutes for discussion. Poster presenters will be assigned a special session for brief presentations and discussions. Workshops may last 90 minutes to two hours and can be run by one organizer or a group of organizers with complementary projects. All workshop proposals should indicate a relevant thematic discussion and associated audience activity, such as critical questions on theory, issues of methodology, or exercises on data analysis.

Important dates and abstract submission
Deadline for abstract submission for papers and workshops: 1 April 2016
Notification of acceptance: 29 April 2016

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