The AIEMCA website is currently managed by Nathaniel Mitchell. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the Australasian Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis is to bring together researchers in the fields of EM, CA, and MCA across Australasia, to share news and events, and to organise meetings, symposia, and conferences.
AIEMCA was formed on 3rd September 2001 as the Australian Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis as a joint initiative of the Australian delegates at the July 2001 meetings of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis in Manchester (UK).
From the 7th AIEMCA conference in Wellington AIEMCA widened its scope from Australia to New Zealand. From the 2012 AIEMCA conference in Brisbane, AIEMCA widened its scope again to include the wider Asia-Pacific region and changed its name to the Australasian Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.
The site was originally created and managed by Alec McHoul. It was taken over and revised by Edward Reynolds from 2010. From 2013 – 2014 it was jointly managed by Sean Rintel, Edward Reynolds, and Scott Barnes. It is currently managed by Nathaniel Mitchell. In 2016, Sarah White and Nathaniel Mitchell established an AIEMCA mailing group (Google group). It is hoped that this group will grow during the 2016 Melbourne University 10th AIEMCA conference to include a much wider and easier to contact community.