The EASA network on Linguistic Anthropology (ELAN) workshops

The ELAN Online Workshop provides ELAN members with a forum to share their work with other linguistic anthropologists and to receive friendly feedback on research in progress. We hope that participants will find it to be a fruitful place, both to develop their own writing and also to learn about peers’ research. Please sign up to the ELAN listserv to be informed about upcoming meetings.

In 2020-21, the workshop will meet approximately once a month on Thursdays 14.15-15.45 (Helsinki time GMT+3). Workshop meetings will take place on Zoom. We will start with a short (5-10 minute) presentation by the paper author. This will be followed by short discussant comments (5-10 minutes) and a general discussion. All participants are asked to read the pre-circulated texts in advance.

Please contact Lijing Peng with suggestions, comments, questions, or concerns:

Winter 2021 Workshop Schedule

Reading Discussion: Susan Gal and Judith Irvine "Signs of Difference" Introduction Chapter
9 September, 2021 (18.00 - 19.30 Helsinki time)
Guest: Susan Gal

Jenny-Louise: "Ethnographic Relations: Short Notes"
7 October, 2021 (14.15 - 15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Karel Arnaut

Andrew Graan: "Diplomatic Commentary and the Sovereignty Trap: Rethinking Political Reform Macedonia"
4 November, 2021 (14.15 - 15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Stefan Groth

Giulia Cabras: "Linguistic Landscapes of Amdo (Northwest China)"
2 December, 2021 (15.15 - 16.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Laura Siragusa

Reading Discussion in Memory of Jan Blommaert: "Chronotopes, scales, and complexity in the study of language in society" & "Durkheim and the internet: Notes on sociolinguistics and the sociological imagination"
13 January, 2022 (16.00 - 17.30 Helsinki time)
Guests: Robert Moore, Jenny Van Der Aa

Steve Coleman: "The Rhetoric of Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Key Tropes in Interrogating the Views and Policies of the Irish State"
10 February, 2022 (15.15 - 16.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Mary Scoggin

Anna Weichselbraun: "Coronatopes: Talk and Temporality during the Covid-19 Pandemic"
10 March, 2022 (15.15 - 16.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Janet Connor

Julia Sonnleitner: "Of Criminals, Beasts, and Ghosts: Detecting traces in the Semiotic Landscape of the Vienna Central Cemetery"
7 April 2022 (14.15 - 15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: TBA

Stefan Groth: "Utopian Investments: Notes on the Pragmatics of Crypto Twitter"
12 May 2022 (14.15 - 15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Anna Weichselbraun


Past workshops

Shukti Chaudhuri Brill and Laura Siragusa “Workshop on Teaching Linguistic Anthropology”
6 May, 2021

Roswitha Kersten-Pejanic: “Signs of (post)conflict in the linguistic landscape of Mediterranean Croatia”
15 April, 2021
Discussant: Costas Canakis

Tatsuma Padoan “The Designer’s Apprentice: A Semiotics of Learning and Making in Design Practice”
11 March, 2021 (14.15-15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Steve Coleman

Lijing Peng “Language Diversity in Chinese speaking Areas”
11 February, 2021 (14.15-15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Laura Siragusa

Meghanne Barker “Smiles and Smirks at Kazakhstan's EXPO: Emotional Mediation Surrounding a Global Encounter”
14 January, 2021 (14.15-15.45 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Patrick Eisenlohr

Anna Weichselbraun “No Accents, No Affects: Producing the "Civil Voice" of the IAEA”
3 December, 2020 (14.15-15.15 Helsinki time)
Discussant: Martha Sif Karrebæk