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We’re off to Vienna and BAM – Back on 17th December

by on December 10, 2013

We are delighted to be speaking at the 6th WU Symposium on International Business Communication which is being held this week (11-13 December) in Vienna.

The theme is Discourse at/on/as Work and the event is organised and hosted by the WU, the Vienna University of Economics and Business. We were invited by Professor Gerlinde Mautner whose work was very significant in my choice of data for my PhD. Her 2005 publication, Time to Get Wired, was a plea for more discourse analysts to use web-based data. Quite a few of us have done so since her paper first appeared, an approach we continue in our Age at Work project.

We’ll be presenting two papers from our Age at Work research. One is entitled ‘Weary women: Re-constructing retirement in the 21st century’ and the other is ‘Baby boomers and the lost generation: On the discursive legitimacy of generations at work’.

As well the promise of hearing about research focusing on language and discourse (very much our own methodological approach), we’re also excited by the prospect of a campus tour that takes in the Library & Learning Center, designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid who was responsible for the Aquatics Centre at the London Olympics.

Following the Vienna Symposium, we’re back in the UK in time to present at the British Academy of Management workshop Researching Work and Organization Online which is at the BAM offices in London on Monday 16 December.

So we’ll be offline in terms of blogging for a week, back on Tuesday 17 December to report on how it all went!

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