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[ecrea] CFP: New Horizons in the Ethnography of Communication Conference
Tue Dec 13 00:59:55 GMT 2016
CFP: New Horizons in the Ethnography of Communication Conference
June 6-8, 2017
Riverdale, New York
The Ethnography of Communication (EC) is thriving in its 6^th decade of
research with practical applications to pressing social issues
worldwide. Although there are a number of notable EC publications, the
fall of 2017 will mark the 20^th anniversary of the initial development
and publication of Donal Carbaugh’s “Cultural Discourse Theory.” This
is one major theory within EC actively being used by EC scholars,
practitioners, and students for research, teaching, and intervention
This conference will bring together EC scholars, practitioners and
students to forge new horizons in EC, Cultural Discourse Analysis
(CuDA), and Speech Codes research, teaching and practice, while also
honoring Carbaugh for his contributions to EC. The conference is open
to all those interested in and working with EC, CuDA, Speech Codes, and
The conference will have a variety of session types to maximize
collaboration to advance EC including: individual papers, panels or
roundtable discussions, working sessions, data sessions, research in
progress, and pedagogical methods exchange (class assignments,
activities or courses). We encourage creative and in-process work that
functions to advance EC research, teaching, and practice. The
conference is less about sharing completed EC studies and more about
working collaboratively to advance various facets of EC and the
Descriptions of and directions for submission for each session type
follow. Participants may submit more than one proposal to maximize
collaborative work at the conference. Every effort will be made to
include as many participants as possible.
_Individual Paper_– Completed paper by single or multiple authors.
Submit title of paper and maximum 500-word abstract of paper.
_Panel or Roundtable Discussion_– Panel or roundtable discussion on a
topical, theoretical, methodological, or pedagogical theme with a chair
and maximum of 5 panelists or discussants (chair may also be a panelist
or discussant). Note whether panel or roundtable discussion; submit
title and maximum 750-word abstract explaining purpose, rationale, and
plan for panel or roundtable discussion. May include titles and short
descriptions of each panelist’s presentation, but not required.
_Working Session_– Working session led by chair and up to 5 participants
to collaborate to advance a particular area of EC. This may be a
topical, theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, or applied area.
Submit title of working session and maximum 500-word abstract explaining
purpose, rationale, and plan for working session.
_Data Session_– Data session led by 1 to 3 people in which some data
will be presented (e.g., digital recordings, transcripts), which the
session leader(s) and audience members will collaboratively work to
analyze. Submit title of data session and maximum 500-word abstract
explaining data, purpose, rationale and plan for the session.
_Research in Progress_– EC research that has been formulated and in any
state of progress to be presented and discussed with participants to
advance the project. Submit title of research project and maximum
500-word abstract about research in progress and questions or problems
researcher is working on.
_Class Activity, Assignment, or Course_– EC class activity, assignment,
or course to be presented and discussed. Submit title and maximum
500-word abstract explaining activity, assignment, or course.
Submissions are due by *_January 3, 2017_* and should be emailed as Word
attachments to: (newhorizonsinec /at/ gmail.com)
<mailto:(newhorizonsinec /at/ gmail.com)>following the directions above for
each session type. For each submission, include: (1) session type, and
(2) author/panelist/discussant/participant name(s), affiliation(s), and
position(s). Include chair or session leader name(s), affiliation(s),
and position(s) when relevant.
Participants may make multiple submissions and take part in multiple
sessions. Questions can be emailed to the conference organizers:
Michelle Scollo, College of Mount Saint Vincent
((michellescollo /at/ gmail.com)) and Trudy Milburn, Purchase College, SUNY
((trudy.milburn2010 /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(trudy.milburn2010 /at/ gmail.com)>). If
you have an idea for a session that does not fit the above types of
sessions, please email the conference organizers.
_Conference Location & Details_: The conference will be held at the
College of Mount Saint Vincent, a beautiful campus overlooking the
Hudson River in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, 12 miles from
midtown Manhattan. The conference has a room block at the Hampton Inn &
Suites Yonkers with room rates of $159 per night (see our group web page
call 914-377-1144 <tel:%28914-377-1144>and use group code “ECC”). Free
roundtrip shuttle service will be provided from the hotel to the
College. Dinner will be provided for the welcome reception on June 6
and lunch on June 7-8. Breakfast is included at the conference hotel.
There are restaurants for dinner within walking distance of the hotel.
The hotel offers a free shuttle bus for restaurants in a 5-mile radius;
for restaurants in Manhattan, hotel guests can take a free shuttle bus
to Yonkers or Greystone Train Station to Grand Central Station. For
attendees who have other housing and those who are driving, free parking
is available on campus. The closest airports are LaGuardia and JFK,
respectively. The conference registration fee is TBD, but will likely
range from $160-$200. A stipend may be available to reduce registration
fees and travel for graduate and advanced undergraduate students (please
mark your submission(s) as graduate or undergraduate student if you are
interested in being considered for a potential stipend).
The conference is sponsored by the National Communication Association
and the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
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