5th Copenhagen Multimodality Day 2019

Proposal Deadline (postponed to) 26 June 2019
Abstracts should be emailed to Brian Due.

Register for the seminar

This research seminar invites proposals for paper presentations related to Video ethnography, EMCA, multimodality and interaction analysis. We especially encourage paper presentations that deal with difficult methodological issues and/or presents novel solutions to methodological issues.   

The invited keynote speaker is: Dr. Jürgen Streeck. Prof. of Communication Studies, Anthropology & Germanic Studies, Dept. of Communication Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

Paper presentations should focus on, but are not restricted to, issues of embodied conduct, sequential analysis of multimodal actions, participants use of objects and technology in a socio-material world, and/or subtle features like feelings and cognition displayed in social interaction or other multisensorial aspects of interaction.

We welcome empirical papers, discussions and theoretical papers that take EMCA, interaction analysis, video ethnography and 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 within the broad spectrum of EMCA.

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. The day is planned as a single-track research seminar.

The conference fee ranges from 300-375 DKK and participants can register here

Tentative research seminar programme (as of January 2019)

  • 09:00-09:30   Coffee and welcome
  • 09:30-11:45   Paper presentations
  • 11:45-12:45   Lunch
  • 12:45-13:45   Keynote speech 
  • 13:45-14:45   Paper presentations
  • 14:15-14:45   Coffee break
  • 14:45-15:45   Paper presentations
  • 15:45-16:00   Break
  • 16:00-17:30   Paper presentations
  • 18:30-             Dinner in downtown Copenhagen

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 26 June, 2019. Notification of acceptance by 10 July, 2019.

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.

There will be two presentation formats:

  • Classic: 30 minutes long (20 min presentation + 10 min discussion).
  • Short: 15 minutes long  (10 min presentation + 5 min discussion)

 Please indicate in the abstract what kind of format you will prefer. 


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 is organizing the research seminar and the scientific committee consists of Brian L. Due, Simon B. Lange and Rikke Nielsen.

Any comments or questions can be addressed to Brian Due.