CuLT - Cultural practices, literacies and technological mediations

(In cooperation with research school LIMCUL)
3-5 March 2014, Örebro Sweden

The multi­disciplinary international conference CuLT, Cultural practices, literacies and technological mediations is organized by three research environments at School HumES and School Musicology at Örebro University, Sweden. All three research environments are involved in the Swedish Research Council supported national research school LIMCUL, Literacies, Multilingualism and Cultural Practices in present day society. The CuLT international conference will be held in Örebro, Sweden, 3-5 March 2014.

CuLT theme:

Recent shifts in media and digital spaces have created new conditions for the human condition (at least in the Global North). For instance, how people engage with information, the visual, the written, the cultural, the musical; how they find, engage with, listen to, experience and discuss the written word, music and other cultural and intellectual tools. The digital and medial lives of children and adults across time and space, including the disparity of experiences between individuals calls for systematically revisiting some central areas in the human, communicative and cultural sciences. Flexibility and the hybridity of languaging in physical as well as digital spaces are afforded by the glocal nature of linguistic landscapes and mediascapes. Here processes of identity are shaped by the transnational, multilingual and glocal nature of participation both inside and outside institutional settings. These mediascapes enable the creation of physical as well as symbolic relationships, enabling glocal states and experiences.

This international conference aims to address these issues by eliciting participation and bringing together empirically or methodologically or theoretically framed analysis related to the CuLT themes of:

  • cultural practices broadly including digitalization and medicalization
  • communication broadly including languaging and literacies,
  • diversity broadly including mobility and identity positions, and
  • learning and socialization

The CuLT international multidisciplinary conference will (i) bring together both scholars working in different domains of the social sciences and humanities from inside and outside Sweden, and (ii) aim towards disseminating research results from ongoing work on some of the central themes of LIMCUL as well as the CuLT themes.

Confirmed invited senior scholars:

Professor David Hebert, Bergen University College, Norway
Professor David Machin, Örebro University, Sweden
Professor Regine Hampel, Open University, United Kingdom
Dr Victoria Armstrong, St Mary's University College, United Kingdom
Professor Jeff Hearn, Örebro University, Sweden
Professor Kjell Lars Berge, Oslo University, Norway
Dr. Mangesh Karandikar, University of Mumbai, India

Preliminary programme

3 March 2014

ÖSTRA MARK, Örebro University campus

10:30 Registration opens

11:15 Formal introduction and music

12:30 Lunch

Theme: Embodying language across time and space

Chair: Johanna Österling Brunström

13:30 Sexual futures: the Case of Organizations, ICTs and Socio-technologies
Jeff Hearn

14:15 Making meaning online: computer-mediated communication for language learning and teaching
Regine Hampel

15:00 Refreshments

15:30 Communicative hybridity and technologies in use. Socialization across the boundaries of time-space
Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Giulia Messina Dahlberg & Annaliina Gynne

16:30 Discussion - Anthology
Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

18:00 Dinner at Fakultetsklubben, Örebro University


4 March 2014

SCANDIC GRAND HOTEL

Theme: Materiality and meaning making

Chair: Annaliina Gynne

09:00 The language and materiality of monuments
David Machin

09:45 Reorientation of cultural contexts in an environment of diversity and transmediality in India
Mangesh Karandikar

10:30 Refreshments

11:00 Mariza Georgalou

12:00 Lunch

Theme: Identity and technology

Chair: Giulia Messina Dahlberg

13:15 Challenging technological determinism in the music education classroom
Victoria Armstrong

14:00 Artistic Freedom and Online Learning in an Era of Mass Surveillance
David Hebert

14:45 Refreshments

15:15 Across time and space? ICTs, music and identities
Eva Georgii-Hemming

18:30 Closing dinner

PARTICIPATING RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS

CCD, Communication, Culture and Diversity: Issues related to the experiences and the situation of different groups – women, immigrants, minorities and functional disabled children and adults – within the frameworks of different types of everyday practices inside and outside institutionalized educational settings or meta-level analysis of research that focuses different groups characterizes the research that has developed within CCD since the end of the 1990's. The groups ethnographically oriented work has contributed to national and international dialogues in the diversity arena, the deaf educational field, the area of communication and literacy fields, multilingualism, equity and marginalization issues.

Read more about CCD

Music and Human Beings research group studies people's relationship with music. The group studies music as an individual, social and cultural phenomenon. The research concerns music both in everyday life and in institutional contexts. Problem areas within the research environment are eg. music and equality; music and media; music, bildung and education; musical creation. This research is characterized by the relationship between music, people and society, and between music and the individual. The research is held together by musicological theory with particular focus on philosophical, cultural theoretical and didactic perspective.

Read more about Music and Human Beings

Language in social practices is a research group with socio-linguistic interests, including applied linguistics, literacy studies, conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis. Some of the research has connections with educational science and include studies of writing instruction and assessment, literacy practices and class-room interaction. Other studies deals with genre history, gender analysis, multimodality and language style.

CuLT Chair/co-chairs

Professor Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta
School HumES & LIMCUL

Professor Eva Georgii-Hemming
School of Music, Theatre and Art & LIMCUL

Professor Per Ledin
School HumES & LIMCUL

Organisation committe

Giulia Messina Dahlberg, CCD research group
Mia Fogel, School HumES & LIMCUL

Participating research environments - Örebro universitet

       Participating research environments      CCD, Communication, Culture and Diversity: Issues related to the experiences and the situation of different groups – women, immigrants, minorities and functional disabled children and adults – within the frameworks of different types of everyday practices inside and outside institutionalized educational settings or meta-level analysis of research that focuses different groups characterizes the research that has developed within CCD since the end of the 1990's. The groups ethnographically oriented work has contributed to national and international dialogues in the diversity arena, the deaf educational field, the area of communication and literacy fields, multilingualism, equity and marginalization issues. Read more about CCD  Music and Human Beings research group studies people's relationship with music. The group studies music as an individual, social and cultural phenomenon. The research concerns music both in everyday life and in institutional contexts. Problem areas within the research environment are eg. music and equality; music and media; music, bildung and education; musical creation. This research is characterized by the relationship between music, people and society, and between music and the individual. The research is held together by musicological theory with particular focus on philosophical, cultural theoretical and didactic perspective. Read more about Music and Human Beings  Language in social practices is a research group with socio-linguistic interests, including applied linguistics, literacy studies, conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis. Some of the research has connections with educational science and include studies of writing instruction and assessment, literacy practices and class-room interaction. Other studies deals with genre history, gender analysis, multimodality and language style.      

Participating research environments - Örebro universitet

       Participating research environments      CCD, Communication, Culture and Diversity: Issues related to the experiences and the situation of different groups – women, immigrants, minorities and functional disabled children and adults – within the frameworks of different types of everyday practices inside and outside institutionalized educational settings or meta-level analysis of research that focuses different groups characterizes the research that has developed within CCD since the end of the 1990's. The groups ethnographically oriented work has contributed to national and international dialogues in the diversity arena, the deaf educational field, the area of communication and literacy fields, multilingualism, equity and marginalization issues. Read more about CCD  Music and Human Beings research group studies people's relationship with music. The group studies music as an individual, social and cultural phenomenon. The research concerns music both in everyday life and in institutional contexts. Problem areas within the research environment are eg. music and equality; music and media; music, bildung and education; musical creation. This research is characterized by the relationship between music, people and society, and between music and the individual. The research is held together by musicological theory with particular focus on philosophical, cultural theoretical and didactic perspective. Read more about Music and Human Beings  Language in social practices is a research group with socio-linguistic interests, including applied linguistics, literacy studies, conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis. Some of the research has connections with educational science and include studies of writing instruction and assessment, literacy practices and class-room interaction. Other studies deals with genre history, gender analysis, multimodality and language style.      

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