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[ecrea] CFP for Ethnography of Communication Conference

Sat Sep 29 10:46:28 GMT 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 the US, in Washington, Omaha, and most recently in New York. The submission for abstracts opens November 1, and closes December 3, 2018 here:

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.

Professor Emeritus Robert Craig (University of Colorado, Boulder) will present the keynote.

The organization committee invites *individual **abstracts** and panel proposals *that apply Ethnography of Communication, report on research in Ethnography of Communication, or present recent developments in Ethnography of Communication. All submissions are competitively selected.

*Submissions* should address and answer any of the following questions and/or themes:

- How might we combine research on language ideologies with Ethnography of Communication?

- How might we combine research on folklore studies with Ethnography of Communication?

- In what ways are methods in media ethnography in anthropology and methods applied in Ethnography of Communication shared or not? How do the methods used in media ethnography compare to those used in Ethnography of Communication?

- Presentations that consider Ethnography of Communication research as it crosses disciplinary borders.

- Recent questions, concerns, and research in Ethnography of Communication.

*Important dates *

Abstract submission opens by November 1, 2018.

Abstract submission closes December 3, 2018.

Acceptance of abstracts, evaluated by the academic review board, will be announced by January 15, 2019.

Registration for the conference opens by January 15, 2019.

Conference begins Tuesday afternoon, June 11. Conference closes Friday afternoon, June 14, 2019.

*Venue and costs*

The conference fee is designed to include three lunches and the conference dinner. The conference fees will be around 80 euros for graduate students, and 150 euros for others. The conference will take place in down town Helsinki, on the main campus of the University of Helsinki. The local organizing committee is Saila Poutiainen (chair), Eeva Sippola, Eija Stark, and Johanna Sumiala.

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