Call for Applications
In March 2018, we will organise a conference at FU Berlin, Germany, discussing the construction of public space in relation to language under the conditions of late modernity. Hosting a small conference with 17 internationally renowned scholars, we seek to explore how public space changes in late modernity, and in what ways language use is both implicated in and affected by such forms of social and cultural change. We have a broad socially interested, sociolinguistic and discourse analytic perspective, see http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/v/wild-publics/index.html for further information and for the list of speakers.
Prior to the conference, on the 22nd of March 2018, we offer two methodological workshops for junior researchers, one oriented towards qualitative and one towards quantitative methods to study language practice in online contexts. We are proud to announce that both workshops are conducted by specialist experts to the field:
Ethnographic Approach to Digitally Mediated Publics (Piia Varis, Tilburg)
Quantitative Approaches to Discourse in Social Media (Tatjana Scheffler, Potsdam)
See http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/v/wild-publics/workshop/index.html for detailed descriptions. Pre-doc and post-doc researchers from any disciplinary background are welcome to apply. You can apply for only one workshop as both take place simultaneously. Participation is free and participants can attend the symposium that takes place on the 23rd and 24th of March 2018 for free (accommodation, food and travel is self-paying).
Places are limited therefore we ask for a brief and informal application containing a short CV and a short description of your PhD / post doc project and one sentence that explains why you want to participate. Please hand in your applications until the 31st of December at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.
Theresa Heyd & Britta Schneider
Institut für Englische Philologie
Freie Universität Berlin