23rd September, data and discussion day

(please forward this onto anyone interested in CA, MCA, EM, DA, interactional pragmatics etc.)

I am posting this to inform you all of the special event on the 23rd of September.

There will be a series of data sessions (2) and a discussion panel as well. We will make these available via ZOOM (a web-based meeting program) so you can link in from different sites.
If there are several people near you that are interested in ZOOM-ing in, please contact me (nathaniel.mitchell@griffithuni.edu.au) or the Transcript analysis group (respond to this email) so we can organise things (email out transcripts etc.)

Susan has kindly offered QUT as the source site. That means that we can run data sessions through b426 (the normal room, I think that’s the number). If you’re nearby, you’re welcome to attend at that venue.

We have checked to see if ZOOM works (last TAG) and it seems quite stable, but there are some microphone issues. We will try to rectify this with a better microphone. But, if you are having trouble hearing the talk at times, please be sure to use headphones.

We are proposing that we run like this:

Data Session (10-11:30) Ann or Emma

Discussion session (12:30-2) Rod

Data Session (2:30-4) Ann or Emma
(Please note, these are Brisbane times)

The data discussion will be centred around the recent “Epistemic Challenge” from Discourse Studies. Here is a short abstract from Rod Gardner:

I’m sure some of you have seen (and even read) the recent papers published online in Discourse Studies, by Doug Macbeth, Michael Lynch, Jean Wong among others. They raise some what I think are crucial questions about the ‘Epistemic Program’ in CA. It made me think that we could have a special TAG session to discuss the papers.

If you go to the DS website, search for authors: Michael Lynch, Douglas Macbeth, Oskar Lindwall and Jacob Steensig, and you should find the papers. They have all been published in the last issue of Discourse Studies, so they’re ready for you to access.
This discussion session will be specifically oriented to these papers and the issues they raise.
Please access the papers through your Library’s database, and bring your ideas to the discussion on the 23rd Sept.
I will be at the event so I should be able to help with technical difficulties.

Nathaniel Mitchell
on behalf of
Transcript Analysis Group

AIEMCA data and discussion day

September the 23rd. All day, 3 sessions, 2 data sessions, 1 reading/discussion session.
AIEMCA data symposium.
“Sharing Noticings”

I am excited to announce the upcomming data symposium, facilitated through the TAG group in Brisbane, with thanks to QUT for hosting, and academics and students from Griffith Uni, UQ, and USQ as members of the TAG community.

This event is being designed to open the space for data sessions within and across AIEMCA. The purpose is to hold a series of 3 data sessions, and to make those data sessions available to multiple participants in multiple locations. If successful, AIEMCA data symposia will become a mainstay for the communities involved.

The event will be held at QUT Kelvin Grove as a base of operations, but Zoom meetings will be used to facilitate multiple users over multiple sites. It is hoped that University and private sites will collectively ‘group chat’ to facilitate the data sessions. Moderators and scribes are needed for each site that comes onboard.

If there are any University sites able to book conference style rooms, for multiple participants, please contact Nathaniel Mitchell (nathaniel.mitchell@griffithuni.edu.au). We

The 3 data sessions are planned to each be 1.5 hrs (1hr for collaborative discussions, 30 mins for sharing between sites). Hopefully, a scribe for each site will email the duscussion notes to Nathaniel for later disemination.

Additionally, Rod Gardener would like to hold a reading discussion (based on the recent Discourse and Society special edition critically investigating the epistemic approach). Please acquire these publications through your normal sources (your library or subscription platform).

The symposium is open for PhD and undergraduate students. It is hoped that some discussion could be facilitated at the different Uni sites (to be organised) and that some discussion (within logistic limits) can be conducted between sites.

This data Symposium will also urge people to attend the AIEMCA conference in Melbourne in Nov-Dec 2016. Hope to meet you all there

Please contact nathaniel.mitchell@griffithuni.edu.au to indicate interest, or availability of a sharing site.

Thank you
On behalf of

AIEMCA 2016 conference

AIEMCA 30 Nov- 2 Dec 2016

The 10th Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference will be hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne. This conference provides a forum for the growing number of scholars from a range of disciplines using ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, membership categorisation analysis or discursive psychology in studies of everyday and/or institutional talk-in-interaction.

The program will include keynote lectures from:

Nick Enfield, The University of Sydney

Johanna Rendle-Short, The Australian National University

Matt Burdelski, Osaka University

Abstracts due 31 July 2016.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and include presentation title, author affiliations (and if presenter is a student), key words, description of data, and significance of the research. All papers providing evidence of social practices in naturalistic settings are welcome for review. This year, concurrent data workshops will be held during the conference, and PhD candidates are encouraged to present data for discussion during one of these workshops.

Abstracts for presentations (20 min + 10 min discussion) email to achurch@unimelb.edu.au with the subject line AIEMCA Abstract.

Abstracts for data workshop (45 min group discussion of short extracts) email to achurch@unimelb.edu.au with the subject line AIEMCA Workshop Abstract


Preliminary program for the conference will be available here at the end of August.

Travel to the University of Melbourne

Those flying to Melbourne arriving at Tullamarine, will need to take the Skybus to the city centre ($19 each way) or a taxi (around $75 one way).

Once you are in Melbourne, directions to The University of Melbourne are available in this PDF.

A link to public transport in Melbourne is provided here.

All conference sessions will be held in the Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry St, Melbourne.


Rydges Swanston Melbourne is the closet hotel to the conference venue and has a conference  rate of $180 per night. Places are limited and requests for bookings can be made directly to Reservations Manager, Dinar Malek for the conference rate (dinar_malek@evt.com).

Single rooms are also available in student accommodation, at St Mary’s College (an 8 minute walk to the conference venue) at a rate of $75 per night including breakfast. Bookings and payment for St Mary’s accommodation can be made during registration for conference.

Alternatively, you might try AirBnB for an apartment near the University of Melbourne.


Registration for presenters and attendees will open 1 September and close 1 October, with a link here.

Cost of registration will be $250 for academic staff and $150 for research students.

All will be welcome to join the conference.

Any queries, please contact the conference convener Amelia Church


USQ TAG session Fri 20 May

Exciting times for the TAG community. We’re expanding (just a little, but expanding nonetheless).

Data: The data we will be looking at is authentic suicide risk assessments and comes from psychological and psychiatric consultations where the client and clinician are talking about the client’s suicide ideation and suicide attempts.  Some TAG members may find listening to such talk distressing and may not wish to attend this session.


Room: Building B – 210.  Building B is where the School of Psychology and Counselling staff are located.  If you go in the big glass doors on level 2, walk toward the lifts, turn left and it is down the corridor on the right after my office.


Parking: I’m not sure how many of you are driving but there is limited public parking on campus.  You can park in P1 in the Psychology and Counselling Clinic car park spaces.  If there are no spaces, go around to P2 and park in the UQ Health car parking spaces.  They are after the speed bump. This is a link to the campus map http://www.usq.edu.au/ipswich/directions/map


RSVP for Lunch: My HoS has kindly agreed to shout us lunch so if you are coming along on Friday please let me know by COB Wednesday so we can get this organised.


If you have any problems my phone number is below and my mobile is 0409639148. See you on Friday.


Kind Regards



below is the link for the Google Calendar notification of the event.

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AIEMCA 2016 conference, 30 Nov – 2 Dec

We are very pleased to announce that the dates for the AIEMCA 2016 conference (10th biannual) have been organised.

Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference

Wed 30 November – Friday 2 Dec 2016


The University of Melbourne will host this year.

The call for abstracts, and for workshops and data sessions, is being organised now. Also, the website for registration will be organised in the coming weeks.

Please get abstracts ready for submission. PHD students who are using EM, CA, MCA, DP etc. are encouraged to submit an abstract.



We are very excited.

This will be a great opportunity to get in touch with other

TAG session, USQ, 13th of May, 1:30pm

Hello all,

I am very excited about the upcoming TAG meeting.
We’re heading over to USQ for the first time.

Andrea Lamont-Mills will be coordinating with me to organise data and transport.

Can we please get a show of hands regarding people travelling by car? We should be able to carpool.
For information about public transport, please see below.
Comment from Andrea Lamont-Mills about travelling to campus:
You can catch the bus just outside the railway station at the Bell St Interchange – the 515 goes to the campus – if people are using the journey planner they have to put in UQ Ipswich campus.
We are looking into parking for people. Hopefully we will be able to car pool for the USQ sessions.


Background about USQ.

USQ has been a part of the Ipswich community since 2006, and we’re really excited to have expanded our locations into central Ipswich and continuing to grow with the region. Officially moving to the Ipswich site in January 2015 USQ Ipswich is offering degrees in Human ServicesNursing, Midwifery*, Paramedicine, Psychology and Tertiary Preparation. We look forward to developing the tertiary education opportunities in the region, building bright futures for our community.


USQ Ipswich is located in Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich, one of Queensland’s largest growth regions, just 55 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 1 hour 15 minutes to Toowoomba.

The campus is accessible via public transport and USQ shuttle bus services travelling between Ipswich, Springfield and Toowoomba Campuses (from 2015).


USQ Ipswich Campus
11 Salisbury Road
Ipswich Qld 4305


Very exciting and innovative spread for TAG.

Transcript Analysis Group
Nathaniel Mitchell

Australasian Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

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