An exciting new international discourse project is picking up speed, aiming to establish and expand possibilities for international and/or interdisciplinary research and exchange.

A wiki in three languages, (English), (German) and (French: coming soon) promises to be a dynamic research portal. It offers not only conference announcements, calls for papers, and details of new discourse related publications, but also — in true wiki fashion — the opportunity to actively co-create the websites. Users can set up a page with details on their own research interests, link to other members, and scan for active researchers in, say, political science, sociology, education, literature, anthropology, social work, history, psychology, media studies or linguistics. Also, groups working on one specific area or on a particular project can set up an “internal area” (only accessible to members with passwords) to work together in wiki-style.

The websites have been set up on the initiative of the currently very active group MeMeDA – a network funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation) to explore current work on the “Methods and Methodologies of Discourse Analysis”. And –disclaimer — I am currently recovering from a very intensive, productive and convivial working weekend where further details of the MeMeDA project have been taking shape. Updates to follow…

Silvio Gesell Seminar House, at which future MeMeDA plans were hatched.


One Comment to “MeMeDA”

  1. Sounds great, Flyss. Was meaning to ask you about the workshop. You sound rejuvenated. talk soon.

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