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
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
- How might we combine research on language ideologies with Ethnography
- How might we combine research on folklore studies with Ethnography of
- 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.