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LINGUIST List 24.4053

Wed Oct 16 2013

Confs: Discourse Analysis/France

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 15-Oct-2013
From: Anje Müller Gjesdal <anje.gjesdaluib.no>
Subject: Climate Exchanges: Language, Media and Politics
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Climate Exchanges: Language, Media and Politics

Date: 16-Jun-2014 - 17-Jun-2014
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Vegard Rivenes
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Meeting Description:

The Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of Information Science and Media studies, the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Rokkansenter, in cooperation with Centre franco-norvégien en sciences sociales et humaines, offer a course for PhD and Postdoc fellows at the French-Norwegian Centre.

The course 'Climate exchanges: Language, Media and Politics' aims at a cross-disciplinary meeting between plenary speakers and PhD candidates on some of the crucial questions related to climate change: its representation, diffusion and interpretation in various contexts. Perspectives from natural, media, political and linguistic sciences will be raised, and various methodological approaches will be demonstrated.

The course is aimed at PhD students and early stage researchers (post docs). The Norwegian PhD students will obtain credit points according to the rules applying at their respective institutes.

All lectures and discussion will be in English. There will be question/answer and comments after lectures and in each session.

Student presentations are 10-15 min. each with 15-20 min discussion. There will be one appointed discussant for each student presentation.

Practical Arrangements:

Accommodation is covered for all PhD students/Postdocs who are giving presentations and for invited lecturers. The French-Norwegian Centre will do the necessary hotel bookings. Travel costs will not be covered.

All meals are covered for all lecturers, participating students and French guest students.


Centre franco-norvégien en sciences sociales et humaines
190, Av. de France, 75013 Paris

Related Projects and Centres:

LINGCLIM project: http://www.uib.no/en/project/lingclim
Networks of texts and people – NTAP project. http://ntap.no/
Norwegian Citizen Panel: http://www.uib.no/rg/citizen
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research: http://www.bjerknes.uib.no/
Climate change: media, politics and society (CLIMPS): http://www.uib.no/rg/ccmps
Climate Crossroads: http://climcross.org/
Uni Rokkansenteret: http://rokkan.uni.no/
Bergen Program for Governance and Climate: http://rokkan.uni.no/sites/bgc/
Uni Computing: http://www.computing.uni.no/

Preliminary Programme:

Monday, 16 June

Welcome and introduction

Helge Drange, Bjerknes Centre, UiB
Update on climate change research / IPCC AR5

Session 1


Kjersti Fløttum, UiB
''Linguistic representations of climate change and their interpretations''


Dag Elgesem, UiB
''Polarization and diffusion in the climate change blogosphere''

Jean-Baptiste Comby, CARISM, Université Panthéon-Assas/Institut de presse français
''Climate changes as a public problem and the social order's conservation in France''


Session 2: 3 student presentations

Coffee break

Session 3: 3 student presentations


Tuesday, 17 June

Session 4

'Politics / Public Opinion'

Nicolas Baya-Laffite & Tommaso Venturini, SciencesPo, Paris
''Mapping Controversies on Climate Change Adaptation''

1-2 lectures/presentations by researchers from UiB and Uni Rokkansenter
Siri Gloppen/Elisabeth Ivarsflaten/Lise Rakner/Endre Tvinnereim
''Climate change and public opinion'' and ''Politics of climate change''

'Multidisciplinary Perspective'

Mike Hulme, University of East Anglia/Sept. 2013: King’s College London
''Writing climate change: the story so far …''


Session 5: 3 student presentations

Coffee break

Session 6: 3 student presentations


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