Announcements, newsletter and programme for 2016

Dear ACDC fellows,

With the end of the year coming, here’s a last round of announcements and events of potential interest to you.

First of all, the Amsterdam Critical Discourse Community (ACDC) celebrates its 5th anniversary with an impressive programme for the first half of 2016. Presenters will address current political, social, religious and economic issues, and a Dutch-Flemish symposium, hosted by the IPrA Research Center in Antwerp will focus on Dutch and Flemish developments in CDA, shared topics and applications in the Dutch-speaking world. Abstracts for the meetings can be found on Here’s a summary of our 2016 programme, abstracts can be found here [pdf]:

  • January 19th, 15:30-17:00, UvA Bungehuis, Spuistraat 210, Room t.b.a.: Julian Albaladejo, University of Amsterdam, “Contemporary Anti-abortion Discourse in Spain: Between Christian and Secular legislation”
  • February 8th, 15:30-17:00, VU Main Building, Room t.b.a.: Salomi Boukala, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), “The Politics of Fear vs The Politics of Hope: Analysing Greek political discourses, media and election campaigns “
  • March 8th, 11:30-13:00, UvA Bungehuis , Spuistraat 210, Room t.b.a.: Rob de Lange, Utrecht University and Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, “Piketty and other thinkers: The rise of inequality in the 21st Century”
  • April 20th, 10:00-17:00, UiA, IPrA Research Center, Prinsstraat 3, Antwerpen: Dutch-Flemish KDA symposium, ACDC goes to Antwerp, Kritische Discoursanalyse in Vlaanderen en Nederland

We are also very happy to announce the 2nd edition of the Amsterdam Summer School course on Doing Research with Discourse Analysis. You will find all relevant information on the flyer [pdf].

And finally, here’s a call for papers [pdf] for the 11th Interpretive Policy Analysis conference, to be held in Hull in July next year.

We look forward to welcoming you in the New Year! Don’t forget to let us know when you want to attend:

Best wishes for the festive days and a Happy New Year,

The ACDC conveners, Julian Albaladejo, Bertie Kaal, Joyce Lamerichs, Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Steve Oswald, and Neil Thompson

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