Social Sciences


Meetings, Conferences and Workshops

Every year the Department holds a number of meetings of different types. Below is a listing of meetings organised by members of the Centre for Research in Culture and Communication. The one-day Conversation Analysis Day, traditionally held in mid-December, is a day of informal research presentations. The CA Workshops are training or refresher meetings led by CA experts, and feature a good deal of hands-on data analysis, group work and feedback, all in an informal but hard-working atmosphere. In 2018 we shall be hosting the major International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA-2018), which will have its own dedicated website. Other meetings will be posted later.

11th Loughborough CA Day

11th Loughborough CA Day, December 18th 2017

Organised by Charles Antaki and Liz Stokoe

Monday 18th December 2017

Loughborough's CA Days are one-day meetings for anyone working with CA. It's a day of presentations plus Invited Speakers, and a chance to meet and discuss the latest news and views. All welcome.

Registration is now open. Submissions of papers are weicome.

See more information here.

CA in Healthcare Interaction

CA in Healthcare Interaction, 19th-20th December 2017

Led by Marco Pino and Paul Drew.

Tuesday / Wednesday 19th-20th December 2017

  • This is a two-day meeting for those interested in using CA in analysing health and medical data.
  • There'll be lots of hands-on work with audio and video, with exercises to complete in groups and individually.
  • More information is available here.

CA beginners workshop

CA for Beginners, 2nd February 2018

Members of the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG) offer a day's meeting for those who are interested in Conversation Analysis, and are perhaps thinking of applying it in their own research project. 

No previous knowledge is assumed, and the day comprises lectures, data sessions and group exercises with a distinct hands-on feel.

It will be led by Charles Antaki and Marco Pino.

Registration is now open.

Go here for more information, and a link to the online registration system.

CA transcription workshop – 9th November 2017

CA transcription workshop

This is a practical workshop to develop the transcription skills of PhD students and researchers using conversation analysis (CA). The workshop focuses primarily on the Jeffersonian convention, and includes exercises in phonetic listening skills, digital data management and anonymization.

Some familiarity with conversation analysis and data collection would be an advantage. Data and materials are supplied on the day.

The workshop will be run by Rein Sikveland.


Video, mobility, technology and multimodal interaction 16th January 2018

Video, mobility, technology and multimodal interaction

Tuesday 16th January 2018

On Tuesday 16th January 2018, there will be a one day seminar at Loughborough on Video, mobility, technology and multimodal interaction – with masterclasses from this amazing line-up:


Mathias Broth (Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University)

Pentti Haddington (English Philology, University of Oulu)

Jon Hindmarsh (School of Management and Business, Kings College London)

Eric Laurier (School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh)

Stuart Reeves (School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham)


A formal registration website will follow shortly, but for now, save the date!