EATAW Conference 2015

Hosts for the 8th Biennial EATAW Conference 2015: Tallinn University of Technology (15–17 June) 

Following the Budapest conference, there has been unprecedented interest in hosting the 2015 conference and the EATAW Board considered four bids from Portugal, France, Romania and Estonia. Each had its merits, and the decision was a difficult one, but in the end the Board decided firmly in favour Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia as the venue for the 2015 conference. The dates are 15–17 June. It will be the first time that an EATAW conference has been held in north-eastern Europe, and will, we hope, make EATAW more accessible to writing teachers in Estonia, Finland, Russia and the other Baltic States. We also believe that Tallinn will be an exciting and attractive venue for EATAW members from other countries, and we look forward to seeing you there in 2015. Watch this space for more details!

With best wishes,

Kärt Rummel, Co-Chair of the Conference, Tallinn University of Technology 

John Harbord, Deputy Chair for the Conference, EATAW Board

EATAW Conferences

EATAW conference 2013

Teaching Writing Across Languages and Cultures

Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 June 2013

Central European University, Budapest

The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) is pleased to announce its 7th biennial conference, hosted by the Center for Academic Writing at Central European University, Budapest. EATAW is a scholarly organisation that seeks to bring together those involved or interested in the teaching, tutoring, research, administration and development of academic writing in higher education in Europe. EATAW membership is free and is open to individuals from all over the world.

Writing initiatives across Europe and beyond have grown out of two traditions: writing in the mother tongue and writing in a second or other language, usually English. Writing pedagogies, research, practices and institutional policies are inevitably influenced and shaped by the interplay of the growth of English as the lingua franca of academe and the desire of other societies and cultures to preserve their own identity. Identifying and understanding the differences, similarities, conflicts and opportunities for cross-fertilisation and synthesis between these two strands of writing teaching forms the theme for the seventh EATAW Conference.

The conference is of special interest to teachers and tutors of academic writing, administrators of writing centres and programs, researchers, and those involved in higher education policy from all over Europe, but is open to anyone with a professional interest in writing development in higher education and beyond.

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EATAW Conference 2011

tl_files/eataw/images/content/conference_2011.jpgThe Role of the Student Experience in Shaping Academic Writing Development in Higher Education

Wednesday 29th June – Friday 1st July 2011

The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

The 2011 EATAW conference invites all those interested in academic writing development in higher education to contribute to the discussion on enhancing the quality of the student experience through writing. Enhancing the student experience is central to the vision and mission of most higher-education institutions in Europe and beyond. How both undergraduate and postgraduate students experience academic writing has a major impact on the students’ participation in academic and disciplinary environments and on the development of their identity. Writing programmes and initiatives that actively engage students in the practices of their academic communities can enhance the quality of the student learning experience.

Contributions addressing writing developments which attempt to respond to the student experience will be welcome. The conference will be a place to reflect on practices that aim to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate tudent writers across and within the disciplines (for example, WAC/WID initiatives). Such reflections may also extend to programmes which aim to enhance staff/academics’ writing development.

For a detailed ‘Call for Proposals’ and updates, please consult the EATAW 2011 conference website.

EATAW Conference 2009

tl_files/eataw/images/content/conference_2009.jpgJune 30-July 2, 2009
Coventry, England

The conference theme was 'The Roles of Writing Development in Higher Education and Beyond'. The fifth biennial EATAW conference was hosted by the Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) at Coventry University. The EATAW conferences aim to share and celebrate the work of writing teachers and scholars in Europe, but also to look beyond the European context to learn about other innovations in researching and teaching student writing.

The EATAW Board was able to offer two types of funding awards for the June 2009 EATAW conference. These scholarships are intended to enable the participation of writing scholars who have had papers accepted for the EATAW 2009 conference but who are unable to attend because of economic hardship. The board awarded a total of seven scholarships. Full Conference Scholarships covered the conference registration fee, accommodation for three nights, and travel expenses up to 325 Pounds Sterling. Partial Conference Scholarships covered the conference registration fee, and travel expenses up to 50 pounds.

EATAW Conference 2007

Teaching Academic Writing across and within the Disciplins

30 June - 2 July

Ruhr University Bochum

"The conference aims at

  • creating a forum for an inspiring exchange about teaching methods, implementation models and results related to research in academic writing,

  • promoting innovation, quality and sustainability in the pedagogy of academic writing,

  • providing a cooperative and stimulating atmosphere with a variety of contribution types."

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Other Conferences

7th Conference of Peer Tutors 2014

Positionen zwischen Lernen und Lehren

26.-28. September 2014

Frankfurt (Main)

"Peer Tutoring wird an deutschen Hochschulen zunehmend wichtiger. In vielen Schreibzentren spielen Peer Tutor*innen eine zentrale Rolle und tragen mit großem Engagement und hoher Eigenverantwortung zum Gelingen von zahlreichen Projekten und der Etablierung einer neuen Schreibkultur an der Hochschule bei. Die individuellen Angebote wie Schreibberatungen, zahlreiche Kurse und Workshops zum akademischen Schreiben, neue fachnahe Lehr-Lern-Formate wie Writing Fellows oder die Repräsentation eines Schreibzentrums nach außen wären ohne sie kaum realisierbar."



Conference on Writing Research 2014

Writing is fun, writing research is even more fun!

25-29 August 2014

Utrecht and Amsterdam

"The University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University are joining forces to organize this large writing research event in the city of Amsterdam from 27-29 August 2014. The conference will be preceded by a two-day research school for junior researchers in Utrecht. We are looking forward to facilitate the gathering of writing researchers from all over the world: established researchers as well as new and upcoming talent.

Our aim is to continue the lively discussions on writing research in the tradition of the EARLI SIG Writing Conferences since 1988. Our motto: Writing is fun, writing research is even more fun!"

EWCA Conference 2014

Let’s Peer Across Borders – Writing Centers in Motion

July 19th-22nd 2014

Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

"A highlight of the global writing research and pedagogies is the conference of the European Writing Centers Association (EWCA), which has taken place every two years since 2006. After the conferences in Istanbul 2006, in Freiburg 2008, in Paris 2010 and in Blagoevgrad 2012 the conference will take place in 2014 at the Europa-Universität Viadrina: right at the heart of Europe, at the German/Polish border. We expect researchers and practitioners from Europe, USA, from the United Arab Emirates, Africa and Australia. Moreover the EWCA conference provides a special opportunity for junior researchers, to gain experiences at an international conference and to make international contacts."

Writing Research across Borders 2014

19th to 22nd February 2014
Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense

"This Conference brings together the many writing researchers from around the world, drawing on all disciplines, and focused on all aspects of writing at all levels of development and in all segments of society. This conference will be not only an event allowing for dissemination of knowledge established by writing research, but also a space to promote encounters among different approaches to writing, and among different writing research communities. New projects and new collaborations will flourish."