7th Copenhagen Multimodality Day: “On Multisensoriality”

This research seminar presents papers from video-based studies of social interaction. This year’s special theme is the senses in social interaction studied from an interactional perspective. 

Keynote speaker

Professor Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel): “Sensing in social interaction”

Papers presented take EM/CA, interaction analysis, video ethnography and multimodality studies as points of departure for new theoretical and methodological considerations. The papers presented in this seminar have a novel approach to settings, data, methods, and theories within the broad spectrum of EM/CA.


Please register for the seminar and whether you will be joining us for dinner.

Practical information

This one-day research seminar is being prepared and organized by the Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design at the University of Copenhagen. It is organized as a hybrid format, where physical participation is possible on campus, and online participation and presentations via a zoom video link. We do hope that most people will join us physically.


09:00 Coffee and networking
09:20 Welcome
09:30 Lorenza Mondada Keynote: Sensing in social interaction
10:30 Break
Sensing in Healthcare Settings
10:45 Maria Erofeeva (Ulster University) Sense-talk’ in a healthcare setting – An exercise in multilayered epistemics
11:15 Camilla Warnicke (Örebro University),  Charlotta Plejert (Linköping University), Krister Schönström (Stockholm University) and Emil Holmer (Linköping University) Co-construction of orientation in time and daily activities for a person with deafblindness
11:45 Kristina Edman (Malmö University) Emotional involvement in child and family therapy sessions
12:15 Lunch
Sensing in Home and Public Settings
13:15 Hanna Svensson, Sofian A. Bouaouina & Guillaume Gauthier (all University of Basel) A:H HEi:SS’ – Normative Aspects of doing reacting-to-heat
13:45 Fredrik Rusk & Matilda Ståhl (Åbo Akademi University) Exploring in-game sensoriality - a duoethnography based on co-playing Fallout 76
14:15 Christian Greiffenhagen & Rongyu Li (Chinese University of Hong Kong) “How would you like to pay?”: Determining how to pay through asking, looking and inferring
14:45 Coffee break
Sensing in Instructional Settings
15:15 Yasusuke Minami (Seijo University), Nisisawa Hiro Yuki (Tokiwa University), Mitsuhiro Okada (Seijo University) & Rui Sakaida (Future University Hakodate) “Does it feel spacious?”: Negotiations between the visual and non-visual world
15:45 Monica Clua (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona) The pedagogical affordance of teachers sitting on their desks: A study in intercorporeality
16:15 Short break
16:30 Charlott Sellberg (University of Gothenburg) & Martin Viktorelius (Halmstad university) Spatial, temporal and bodily organizations for instructions-in-action in basic safety training
17:00 Elisabeth Dalby Kristiansen (University of Southern Denmark) The sensory experience of programming and using a rehabilitation robot and the joint interactional work of making sense of the experience
19:00 Dinner downtown



Multimodality Day is an annual research seminar held at the University of Copenhagen. The aim of the seminar Is to bring together researchers who study interaction from an ethnomethodological multimodal perspective. This seminar is founded and organized by Brian L. Due. This year’s focus is on Multisensoriality.

The seminar is hybrid and a Zoom link will be provided for those who are not able to join us on site.





The event will take place at South Campus, rooms 4A-0-69 & 4A-0-56. It is in the building closest to the metro. Please consult 'Map of South Campus' to the right in this post.



Keep updated for Zoom link at https://circd.ku.dk/calender/2022/7th-copenhagen-multimodality-day/ Remember to register even if you participate online.



Questions can be raised to Louise Lüchow and Brian L. Due.