Conference background and aims
Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) is a biannual conference for the Linguistic Ethnography Forum affiliated with BAAL.
The conference aims to
- Provide a dedicated cross-disciplinary forum for researchers who combine ethnographic and linguistic approaches
- Facilitate high quality debate on contemporary issues across health, education, social policy and cultural studies
- Establish a stimulating programme combining plenary lectures, data workshops, oral and poster presentations
- Facilitate international dialogue between linguistic ethnography and linguistic anthropology
Background of the Conference
The conference was originally inspired by a research training programme run by a team of researchers at Kings College London and the Institute of Education. Three participants from the first cohort joined forces to establish an event that would facilitate further opportunities for exchange of knowledge around ethnography, language and communication. They established a conference in September 2008 and ran further events in 2009 and 2010 at the University of Aston, Birmingham. In 2010 the Linguistic Ethnography Forum decided to turn the conference into a biannual event and the 4th EELC in Copenhagen 2012 was the first conference to be held outside the UK and the University of Aston. The 5th EELC was held at the University of Manchester in 2014. The sixth EELC conference was held in 2016 at Södertörn University in Sweden. The seventh conference was held in in Edinburgh, UK, 2018, and the 2020 conference will be held in Oslo, Norway.
We hope to see you there!