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.

12th Loughborough CA Day

12th Loughborough CA Day, December 17th 2018

Organised by Charles Antaki and Liz Stokoe

Monday 17th December 2018

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.

More info here.


CA in Healthcare Interaction

CA in Healthcare Interaction, December 2018

Led by Marco Pino and Paul Drew.

Usually run in December, immediately after the CA Day

  • 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 will be available later in 2018.

CA beginners workshop

CA for Beginners, early February 2019

We offer, usually in early February, a day's workshop training 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.

WE usually adveryise it on the mailing lists run by and, and on our own Twitter accounts @rolsi_journal and @Marco_Pino_.

Registration will open in the summer of 2018.

Please contact Charles Antaki for more information.

CA transcription workshop, November 2018

CA transcription workshop

This is a practical workshop, usually run in November.

It aims 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.

Registration will open later in the year.