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.

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IIEMCA 2019, July 2–5, Mannheim (Germany)


Dear colleagues,


We are happy to announce that IIEMCA 2019 will take place July 2–5, 2019 at Mannheim University (Germany).


The conference aims to bring together scholars from Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis, Multimodal Interaction Analysis, Ethnography, Phenomenology, Applied Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics, and further neighboring fields of research.


Thematically, the 2019 conference will be devoted to a core concept of EMCA: ‘Practices’.


The proposal submission window will be around May 2018 – September 2018 (starting with panel proposals, followed by individual paper proposals). The homepage should be online next spring.


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


Looking forward to your contributions and to welcoming you in Mannheim,
Arnulf Deppermann, Silke Reineke, Axel Schmidt, Thomas Spranz-Fogasy (local organizing committee)


Contact: IIEMCA E-Mail