Call for papers: 8th Copenhagen Multimodality Day

This research seminar invites proposals for paper presentations related to video-based studies of interaction. We especially invite papers that deal with aspects of the sensorially experiencing body, synchronicity, interconnectedness, and simultaneity from an interactional and video-based perspective. 

We welcome empirical papers, discussions and theoretical papers that take EMCA, interaction analysis, video ethnography, phenomenology, or multimodality studies as points of departure for new theoretical and methodological considerations. We strongly encourage presentations that have a novel approach to settings, data, methods, and theories in relation to interactional research. 

Keynote speakers

Professor Leelo Keevallik, Linköping University

  • Abstract: Beyond sequentiality

    "The broad field of interaction analysis has traditionally relied on the understanding that participants act after each other, one at a time (Sacks et al. 1974), with regular exceptions such as terminal overlap or “early” responses (Depperman et al. 2021). Several studies have, however, pointed out methods for simultaneous participation in interaction (Sidnell, 2005; Meyer, 2010; Couper-Kuhlen & Pfänder, 2019), such as the distribution of multimodal resources across participants (Hofstetter & Keevallik 2023). These are understudied in a research context that emphasizes individualized contributions in talk (Bassetti & Liberman 2021). Time is thus ripe for more explorations on whether and how participants bring about simultaneities in interaction, especially what concerns resources beyond the verbal."

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. Registration to the seminar will be done through a website that opens after submission deadline.

Tentative research seminar programme

09:00-09:30 Coffee and welcome
09:30-10:30   Keynote speech: Beyond sequentiality by Leelo Keevallik    
10.30-10.45   Break
10.45-11.45  Paper presentations
11:45-13:00   Lunch
13:00-14:00   Paper presentations  
14:00-14:30   Coffee break
14:30-15:30   Paper presentations
15:30-15:45   Break
16:00-17:00   Paper presentations
18:00-            Dinner downtown  


Submission, abstracts and deadlines

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include the title of the paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, findings and references.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 July, 2023.

Notification of acceptance by 10 August, 2023

Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text and the document properties that may help to identify you as the author of the text. Abstracts will be reviewed.

The presentation format is the classic: 30 minutes (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion).

Abstracts should be emailed to Brian L. Due


The seminar will take place at University of Copenhagen, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, Denmark.

Organizing and scientific committee

The Centre for Interaction Research and Communication Design, University of Copenhagen, is organizing the research seminar and the scientific committee consists of Brian L. Due and an anonymous reviewer.

Any comments or questions can be addressed to Brian L. Due