Two 2-year postdoctoral researcher positions in the project Smart Communication: The situated practices of mobile technology and digital literacies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oulu, Finland. Deadline: 25 September 2019.
The ”Smart Communication” project is interested in mundane technology use and possible changes in social skills brought about by new communication technologies. Based on video recordings and multimodal conversation analysis, it suggests an empirical and micro-analytic approach to the situated use of mobile technologies (smartphones, tablets, etc.) in everyday face-to-face encounters. The project aims at the comparison of two different stages of digital socialization, i.e., deep digital socialization (young adults), and late digital socialization (elderly adults), in order to grasp possible age-related differences in technological skills and practices, as well as to describe how people engage with new technologies, regardless of their age or culture.
The successful applicants are invited to develop a research project focusing on everyday uses of mobile devices and related social practices in various types of face-to-face encounters. In close collaboration with the team members (currently the principal investigator, Florence Oloff, and one doctoral researcher), the applicants will contribute to the systematic study of linguistic, embodied and material resources that participants mobilize when using mundane technologies in co-presence. In the spirit of a cross-generational and cross-linguistic approach, the project team is to build up a comparable data set. Therefore, the postdoctoral researchers’ projects will ideally complement the already ongoing research as regards specific age groups and/or languages (currently, the project comprises one ongoing doctoral dissertation on young adults / Russian).
Call for papers: Interaction and discourse in flux: Changing landscapes of everyday life, COACT Conference 2019, University of Oulu, Finland, 24-26 April, 2019. Deadline: 19 October 2018.
This conference explores how changes in society emerge in interactions and discourses. How do these changes influence, and how are they influenced by, participants in various contexts of work and everyday life? Organizers warmly welcome contributions that outline future trends and present new perspectives on interaction and discourse studies. Presentations may investigate the complexity of different settings, data, methods and theories.
COACT – Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation is a research community at the University of Oulu. Its members explore complexity from diverse perspectives and focus on examining how social participants manage, coordinate and adapt to complexity, and display complexity socially to others, through skilled multimodal participation. COACT is also interested in studies that expand the notion of interactional complexity to include the participants’ histories and interactions across multiple timescales.
Call for Papers: Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves. June 11-14, 2019, Helsinki, Finland. Deadline: December 1, 2018.
The University of Helsinki cordially invites scholars working on or interested in Ethnography of Communication to Helsinki, Finland for a conference to be held June 11-14, 2019 The conference is titled Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves. This is the fourth conference devoted to Ethnography of Communication approaches; other conferences have gathered in Washington, Omaha, and most recently in New York.
The theoretical-methodological approach of Ethnography of Communication is a particular way to study culture, communication and interaction. It lives in and nourishes multiple languages and countries and pulls on different academic communities such as linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, anthropological linguistics, folklore studies, media studies, conversation analysis, etc.
The June 2019 conference has a two-fold structure designed to benefit local and international researchers. First, invited workshops and paper presentations will explore the ways in which Ethnography of Communication relates in particular with language ideology, folklore studies, and media ethnography. All three approaches or disciplines are alive and strong at the University of Helsinki, and they are closely related to Ethnography of Communication. Second, individual papers and panels will present recent research and other works on the Ethnography of Communication.
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies offers each year 20–25 fellowships for researchers in different career stages both in Finland and abroad, thus giving them an opportunity to pursue their research in an intellectually stimulating and encouraging environment. Deadline for Core Fellowships: 13 September 2018.
Call for Papers and Panels: ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST, 12–14 February 2019, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: 31 August 2018.
Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.
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Call for Papers and Panels: ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST, 12–14 February 2019, Jyväskylä, Finland. Deadline: August 31, 2018.
Contemporary political, environmental, and social challenges and crises, rapidly changing societies, development of technology, and encountering of people and cultures produce new environments of research and a need to rethink innovative research methods. The ETHNOGRAPHY WITH A TWIST conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Organizers welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary arena for lively discussion and exchanges in an inspiring environment that allows ethnographic research to be approached without the weight of tradition and encourages thinking outside the box and the usual comfort zones in our respective fields.
Three 4-year and salaried doctoral student positions in conversation analysis / interaction analysis open at the University of Oulu in the COACT (Complexity in (inter)action) research community. Deadline: May 31, 2018.
1. Doctoral student, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: The use of mobile devices in face-to-face interaction).
2. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Interaction in international crisis management).
3. Doctoral student, English philology, Faculty of Humanities (Topic: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking).
International Week for Vocational Teacher Education: Competence-based Learning in the Digital Age, 14-18 May 2018, Tampere, Finland. Deadline: 31 March 2018.
We offer the participants interesting workshops on current topics such as Learning Analytics, Digital Literacy, and Competence-based Curriculum in Guidance Counselling Education.
In addition, the week will take you to see the National Skills competition Taitaja2018 with seminars and skills competitions, TAMK’s team enterprise learning academy Proakatemia and others.
The week is a platform for networking for the participants and the organizers as well. We will offer you a variety of opportunities to meet colleagues – for example in an environment natural to us Finns, in the smoke sauna by the lake! Don’t forget to pack your swimming suit!
The International Week is organized by the School of Vocational Teacher Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and aimed at TAMK’s partner universities, as well as for other partner organisations involved in education, RDI and project activities.
Assistant Professor in International Business, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland. Deadline: 28 February 2018.
Our group focuses on understanding the phenomenon of international business through multiple theoretical lenses and methodologies. We conduct research on strategy and organization of multinational corporations, people management, sustainability in international business, multilingual organizations, emerging markets such as Russia and China, international entrepreneurship and qualitative research methods.
The International Business Group contributes to the Master’s Programmes in Management and International Business and CEMS Global Management. These programmes are designed to give students cutting-edge theoretical knowledge through a unique challenge-based learning experience. Our teaching assignments may also encompass undergraduate and PhD courses, and all courses are taught in English.
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC): The “Good” Interculturalist, University of Helsinki, Finland, 29-31 August, 2018. Deadline: March 15, 2018.
The ‘good’ interculturalist yesterday, today and tomorrow: Everyday life-theory-research-policy-practice
The word ‘intercultural’ has been in use in research and practice in different parts of the world for many decades. In daily life, it is less used compared to ‘competitors’ such as multicultural or, increasingly, diversity. Interdisciplinary at heart, like all concepts, the word ‘intercultural’ is also very polysemic and politically driven.
Our interest in the notion of the ‘intercultural’ in this conference rests on the root of the word, ‘inter’, which hints at reciprocity, being located/occurring/existing between.
This conference serves as a platform to discuss what it means to be a ‘good’ interculturalist today. We expect many and varied (discordant) voices to meet during the conference. The past and future can also be considered, in diachronic and/or synchronic perspectives. The following broad contexts, which often overlap, will be examined: everyday life, theory, research, policy and practice. The micro-contexts of (language) education, teacher education, internationalization of education, business, health care, intercultural couplehood, are of interest amongst others.