XXI Virtual Spring School of Language and Communication Studies (15. & 22. - 23.4.2021)

  • Date Apr 15, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021 (Europe/Helsinki / UTC300)
  • Location Zoom
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Spring School 2021


The doctoral researchers of the Language Campus are organizing the XXI Spring School of Language and Communication Studies on 15th and 22nd-23rd of April 2021. This year, the event is online.

Language Campus consists of people from CALS, LaCos, the Department of Teacher Education, Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication and Teacher training school.

The primary topic of the keynote speech for Spring School 2021 is Research Ethics. Professor Srikant Sarangi will give a talk on the topic which will be followed by a panel discussion of the same theme. Second topic is how to give a successful online presentation - we will have a pre-presentations' workshop and post-presentations' workshop focusing on reflections. The main body of the event is doctoral researchers’ presentations of their own research to gain constructive feedback and useful insights.

The program



Thursday 15.04.

9.00-9.45 workshop
9.45-10.00 break
10.00-10.45 workshop

Pre-workshop on “successful online presentations”/ Dr. Joanna Kedra & Dr. Judit Háhn

In the pre-workshop, you have the chance to learn tips for online presentations. Dr. Joanna Kedra and Dr. Judit Háhn will give a workshop on how you can present your work in online context.

Thursday 22.04.


Keynote speech on “research ethics” / Prof. Srikant Sarangi followed by a panel discussion

The keynote speech will help you understand better ethical issues in the scientific research in humanities. Professor Srikant Sarangi will give a talk about Research Ethics and the talk is followed by a panel discussion with prof. Sarangi and three panelists from the University of Jyväskylä.

Thursday 22.04. (afternoon) –
Friday 23.04 (morning)


You will have a chance to present your work in different formats. You can base your presentation on e.g., research plan, initial findings or data session. Alternatively, you can also present a text, for example an article draft or a manuscript. If you would rather discuss about a theme that is related to your research or about your data, you also have a chance to give a small workshop.

Friday 23.04. (afternoon)

Post-workshop: Reflection on presenting online / Dr. Judit Háhn & Dr. Joanna Kedra

The post-workshop will give you time to reflect how your presentation went in the Spring school. In this workshop you can share your thoughts about online presentations, virtual Spring school and receive feedback on your presentations.

Info on presentations

For the presentation you will be allotted with 30 minutes of presentation time. You can be flexible with the topic and format of your presentation.

Senior researchers from University of Jyväskylä will comment the presentations. The event is multilingual, and possible languages for presentations are at least Finnish, English, Swedish and Finnish sign language. Other languages can also be considered, if agreed with the organizers beforehand.

Register by April 6th

We kindly ask you to fill in the registration form by April 6th.

Presenters will be asked to submit the material you would like to share with the commentators no later than April 9th to Dukkeum Sun (dukkeum.d.sun@student.jyu.fi).

For further enquiry about the topics and the presentation format, contact: Dukkeum Sun (dukkeum.d.sun@student.jyu.fi) or Karina Doi (karina.kd.doi@student.jyu.fi) .

You can attend the whole program or parts of it.

We hope that especially new doctoral researchers will join us to share their work and meet other doctoral researchers. Spring School will offer an opportunity for all of us to network and exchange expertise in an informal environment. This is the perfect forum to nurture your knowledge in the research area, to practice your presentation skills and to learn about others’ work. Let’s learn by doing!  

Organizing team

Karina Doi, Minttu Laine, Kirsi Leskinen, Jari Parkkinen, Tanja Seppälä, Mai Shirahata, Dukkeum Sun & Polina Vorobeva