The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA), founded in 1989, is an international consortium of people and institutions dedicated to the advancement of theory and method in ethnomethodological and conversation analytic studies and to the development of research, instructional programs, conferences, symposia and lectures.

Call for papers: IIEMCA 2019, July 2–5, Mannheim (Germany)

The conference is organized by the Pragmatics Department of the Institute for the German Language (IDS) in Mannheim and will be held at Mannheim University.

Plenary speakers are: Christian Heath – John Heritage – Christian Meyer – Lorenza Mondada – Elizabeth Stokoe.

Information about the conference is now available at iiemca19.org.

We call for submissions addressing topics in Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis, Multimodal Interaction Analysis, Phenomenology, Interactional Linguistics, and neighboring fields of research.
Conference theme: “Practices”

Ethnomethodologists and conversation analysts have increasingly focused on the study of social interaction as embodied practices. This turn has opened up new perspectives on ethnomethods and the bodily and temporal organization of social interaction. The last years have seen a wealth of flourishing empirical research in this area. Still, major theoretical and methodological questions are waiting to be solved.

We particularly invite papers on practices from an EMCA-perspective. The following questions seem to be especially important to advance our understanding of “practices”:

Theory: What do we understand by “practices”? What does a practice-based perspective add to our understanding of actions and activities? (How) is the flow of multimodal activities segmented into actions from a member’s perspective? In which ways do different multimodal resources contribute to holistic meaningful social action?

Methodology: How do video-based research practices contribute to constitute their object of research reflexively? How do we transcribe embodied conduct? Which other ways of presenting data, analyses and findings about embodied practices can be developed?

Important dates:

  • May 02, 2018: Opening date for panel proposal submissions
  • June 14, 2018: Closing date for panel proposal submissions
  • July 25, 2018: Notification date for panel proposals
  • August 01, 2018: Opening date for individual paper proposal submission
  • September 27, 2018: Closing date for individual paper proposal submission
  • December 03, 2018: Notification date for individual paper proposals
  • November 06, 2018: Opening of online registration
  • January 31, 2019: Deadline for early bird registration and author registration deadline

Note on the review process for panels and individual paper submissions:
There will be different submission time frames for panel and individual paper submissions, starting with panel proposals (see important dates).