U Copenhagen: Postdoctoral Researchers in Asian Studies (Denmark)

Multiple postdoctoral positions in Asian Studies, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  Deadline: 31 July 2022.

The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a number of postdoctoral positions in Asian Studies. Wanted are early career scholars researching on modern and contemporary East and Southeast Asia, who could contribute to work in one or more of the following areas:

  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • Gender Equality and Diversity
  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Asia-Nordic Relations
  • The Rise of China
  • Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific
  • Youth Politics and the Politics of Protest

    Successful candidates will either work on their own projects or on collaborative research projects with NIAS and University of Copenhagen colleagues. The position is from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter and until 31 December 2023.

CFP Copenhagen Multimodality Day (Denmark)

Conferences4th Copenhagen Multimodality Day, October 5, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline: August 1, 2018.

This one-day research seminar is being prepared and organized by the Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design at the University of Copenhagen. The day is planned as a single-track research seminar. Proposals are invited for paper presentations related to Video ethnography, EMCA, multimodality and interaction analysis. We especially encourage paper presentations that deal with difficult methodological issues and/or presents novel solutions to methodological issues. The invited keynote speaker is Christian Heath, Professor in work, interaction and technology. Kings College London. The title of his presentation is: Institutional form and multimodal interaction: ecologies of participation and engagement.

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics (Denmark)

Copenhagen Winterschool in Sociolinguistics
PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen

The LANCHART Centre and the Department of Nordic Research at the University of Copenhagen once again invite applicants for a PhD winterschool in sociolinguistics. The winterschool will take place from 13th to 17th March 2017 at the University of Copenhagen.

The overall theme for the course is sociolinguistics understood broadly, and the participants will gain insights into different research fields within contemporary sociolinguistics. Focus is on newer developments and we will address studies of language, variation and change as well as ethnographic studies of language, mobility and diversity. We will discuss these issues both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective.

Teachers will be:
* Monica Heller (University of Toronto)
* Rickard Jonsson (University of Stockholm)
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller, Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
* Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London)

Each day will consist of presentations of PhD-projects from particpants, discussions, and lectures from teachers:
* Monica Heller: Moorings and mobilities in francophone Canada: challenges of a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of unrooted nations
* Rickard Jonsson: Handling the Other in anti-racist talk: linguistic ethnography in a prestigious Stockholm upper secondary school
* Marie Maegaard, Janus Spindler Møller & Pia Quist: Different routes to the same destination: Dialect and standardization in the 21st century
* Devyani Sharma: New methods for studying social change through language variation

Course requirements: All participants should prepare a 20 minutes presentation of their project with a special focus on themes that they would like to have discussed as part of the course. This could be for instance theoretical or methodological issues, or it could be ongoing analyses that would benefit from a discussion. The idea is for all participants to get an opportunity to have their projects discussed, and to get comments from both teachers and other partipants.

Max. number of participants: 25.
ECTS: 5.3.

Applications: Applications for the course should consist of a 1 page presentation of your PhD-project, pointing out which questions/themes you would like to present and discuss as part of the winterschool. Please send this via email to phdschool@hum.ku.dk no later than January 5th, 2017. Please also register via the link in the box on the right no later than January 5th, 2017.

Readings: Readings will be announced to participants after acceptance.

Further information: For more information about the winterschool, please contact Janus Spindler Møller  or Marie Maegaard.

Copenhagen Multimodality Day (Denmark)

Copenhagen Multimodality Day
New adventures

Centre of Interaction Research and Communication Design
University of Copenhagen, 18 November, 2016
Proposal Deadline: 20 June, 2016

Multimodality Day is an annual research seminar held at the University of Copenhagen. The aim of the seminar is to bring together researchers who study interaction from a multimodal perspective. This year’s seminar invites proposals for paper presentations related to the general theme of New adventures within video ethnography, EM/CA, multimodality and interaction analysis. We intend for this theme to generate a broad range of presentations and discussions related to the further development of the multimodal paradigm as a comprehensive theory and method. The keynote speaker is Professor Lorenza Mondada, University of Basel and University of Helsinki.

We especially encourage paper presentations that deal with methodological issues and/or presents novel solutions to methodological issues and cross disciplinary issues. Such presentations could focus on (but are not restricted to) the following themes:
*What can or cannot be translated from the original CA-vocabulary to the material world and to embodied actions, e.g. embodied adjacency pairs, embodied repair, turn taking through material actions, etc. (e.g. Keevallik, 2014; Mondada, 2014; Ivarsson & Greiffenhagen, 2015).
*How to work with and establish understanding about subtle features like feelings and cognition, e.g. how to combine Distributed Cognition (DC) with EM/CA? (e.g. Hutchins, 2006; Enfield, 2013).
*How to develop a common transcription system for representation of embodied conduct (e.g. Mondada, 2007, 2012b; Laurier, 2014)?
*How to analyze the ways multimodal resources are assembled within a multiactivity, i.e. a sequential and simultaneous setting (e.g. Mondada, 2012a; Goodwin, 2013; Haddington, Keisanen, Mondada, & Nevile, 2014)?
*How to secure a relevant understanding of the relevant context and secure reliable and valid results when doing video ethnography (e.g. Luff & Heath, 2012)?
*How to demarcate the distinctive features for an EM/CA multimodal analysis compared to e.g. multimodality studies by Kress (2009) or Norris (2011)?

We welcome empirical papers, discussions and theoretical papers that take EM/CA, interaction analysis, video ethnography and multimodality studies as points of departure for new theoretical and methodological considerations. We encourage presentations based on studies from all types of empirical settings.

Abstract presentation from Lorenza Mondada Body and language in interaction: the challenges of multimodality

This talk discusses recent advances within the field of Conversation Analysis concerning the study of video materials. On the basis of actual data, it reflects on the challenges the analysis of social interaction is confronted to, when considering detailed temporal arrangements of a diversity of multimodal resources, including language, gesture, gaze, body postures and movements. Key conceptual principles of Conversation Analysis will be discussed in this respect, like temporality and sequentiality. Multimodal resources are assembled for the organization of actions in a way that relies both on successivity and simultaneity – and even several parallel, though coordinated, simultaneities. How sequentiality – as a fundamental principle for the organization of human interaction – operates in such conditions is interesting to look at in detail. Some complex activities (and even multiactivities) will be scrutinized in detail – including discussions of how to represent and transcribe them – in order to tackle these questions. Among them, walking together is an interesting case, because it mobilizes the entire body of walkers, it is literally organized step by step, it provides for the embodied accountability of projected bodily trajectories, and it offers an example of complex instances of bodily coordination, characterizing walking in silence as well as walking and talking.

Practical information
This one-day research seminar is being prepared and organized by the Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design at the University of Copenhagen. We are aiming for about 30-40 participants during the day, which is planned as a single-track research seminar. The seminar is free of charge, but participants should email Brian Due for registration.

Research seminar programme
09:30-10:00 Coffee and welcome
10:00-12:00 Paper presentations
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Keynote speech by Lorenza Mondada
14:00-15:00 Paper presentations
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Paper presentations
17:00-17:30 Discussions
18:30- Dinner in downtown Copenhagen

Submission, abstracts and deadlines
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include the title of the paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, findings and references.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 20 June, 2016.

Notification of acceptance by 20 August, 2016

Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text and the document properties that may help to identify you as the author of the text. Presentations should be 30 minutes long (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion). The research seminar language is English. Abstracts should be emailed to Brian Due.

Travel and location maps
The seminar will take place at University of Copenhagen
Room 27.0.09
Njalsgade 120, 2300 Copenhagen S
Travel information

Organizing and scientific committee
The Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design is organizing the research seminar and the scientific committee consists of Brian L. Due and a double-blind review process. Any comments or questions can be addressed to Brian Due at bdue@hum.ku.dk

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Goodwin, C. (2013). The co-operative, transformative organization of human action and knowledge. Journal of Pragmatics, 46(1), 8–23. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2012.09.003
Haddington, P., Keisanen, T., Mondada, L., & Nevile, M. (2014). Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond multitasking. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
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Ivarsson, J., & Greiffenhagen, C. (2015). The Organization of Turn-Taking in Pool Skate Sessions. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(4), 406–429. http://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2015.1090114
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Mondada, L. (2012a). Talking and driving: Multiactivity in the car. Semiotica, 2012(191). http://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2012-0062
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