Tuesday, January 15, 2008

CFP: "Space, Interaction, Discourse," Aalborg University, Denmark, November 12-14, 2008.

The aim of this international conference is to bring together researchers who investigate space, mediated discourse and embodied interaction from different perspectives.The conference will highlight interdisciplinary research that explores how embodied and virtual social actors communicate, interact and coordinate their activities in complex multimodal environments, with a special focus on place, mobility and the body. Thus, this conference welcomes contributions by scholars and doctoral students in a range of disciplines and fields of inquiry, including discourse studies, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis, interaction analysis, architecture, design, geography, sociology, anthropology, environmental psychology, mobility studies, ubiquitous computing, computer-supported cooperative work and computer-supported cooperative learning. Please see the online call for papers for more details. The conference will take place at Aalborg University, and it will consist of invited keynote lectures, parallel paper sessions and a workshop. Submissions are solicited for paper presentations (30 minutes including question time). Plenary Speakers:
  • John A. Dixon, Lancaster University, UK
  • Ole B. Jensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Elizabeth Keating, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Lorenza Mondada, Université Lumière Lyon2, France
  • Ron Scollon, Alaska, USA


Please submit an abstract and register on the website. All submissions will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Notification of acceptance by 15th March 2008.

The registration fee is 1500 DKK (approx. 200 euro), which includes participation in the conference, a conference folder, the reception, three lunches and two coffee/tea breaks each day over the three days. The conference is international and open to researchers, doctoral and graduate students. Further details are available here: http://www.placeme.hum.aau.dk/conf2008/.

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