Keynote speakers

We are proud to announce the three keynote speakers at EUROCALL2020. 

Louise Tranekjær
Vincent Hendriks
John Gillespie


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Louise Tranekjær
Associate Professor, Roskilde University

Louise Tranekjær is Associate Professor at the Cultural Encounters Program in Department of Communication and Arts at Roskilde University with an overall research interest in cultural and linguistic processes of learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts. With a point of departure in conversation analysis of second language interaction in workplace settings, she has worked, in dialogue with language teachers and game developers, on creating an interaction and game based approach to second language teaching focused on the challenges that migrants and refugees encounter in work-place interactions. Louise Tranekjær is the editor of Sprogforum, a journal aimed at researchers as well as practitioners working with language and culture didactics.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Vincent Hendriks
Professor, University of Copenhagen

Vincent F. Hendricks is Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. He is Director of the Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation and was awarded the Elite Research Prize by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Roskilde Festival Elite Research Prize both in 2008. He was Editor-in-Chief of Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science between 2005-2015.

Friday, 21 August 2020

Annual Graham Davies lecture

John Gillespie
Professor (Emeritus), University of Ulster

John H. Gillespie is Professor of French Language and Literature at Ulster University (Emeritus). His main research interests in CALL have included translation software, computer-based language-learning environments, multimedia laboratories and staff and student motivation for the use of CALL. Recently he has concentrated on the history and research strategy of CALL, linked to his interest in intellectual history, especially  the interaction of literature, philosophy, theology and religious belief in contemporary (French) culture: he is a specialist in French existentialism, especially Jean-Paul Sartre (he is an Editor of Sartre Studies International) and Albert Camus.  He is keen to see CALL and language education in general take account of its cultural context.  John is a founder member of EUROCALL, and has been a member of the Executive committee since 2006 and Treasurer since 2010.