C-DiT - Centre for Discourses in Transition

  • Kroghstræde 3

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Discourses in Transition (C-DiT) was founded in 2011 and is placed in the Department of Culture and Global Studies in the Humanities Faculty of Aalborg University, Denmark. It supplants the previous centre called the Centre for Discourse Studies.

The centre supports research that investigates different perspectives on discourse in our contemporary, turbulent world. In these times of crisis and transition, we need a better appreciation of the role of discourse and practice in creating and managing transition in periods of turbulent social change. The centre is concerned with how to apply discursive approaches to managing transitions democratically, with an emphasis on social and global justice. Furthermore, discourses shape transitions, but also transitions transform discourses, so the centre has an additional focus on tracking how and why discourses themselves are being transformed for a variety of reasons and purposes.

Researchers affiliated to the centre draw upon many of the theories and methods that go under the umbrella of discourse studies, but they are also supplemented by other qualitative methods in both the humanities and the social sciences. Methods that spring to mind include critical discourse analysis, nexus analysis, public consultative discourse analysis, discourse theory, positive discourse analysis, prefigurative discourse analysis, communication for social change, communication activism, and applied global discourse studies.

The centre works closely with the Department of Culture and Global Studies's Discourse and Contemporary Culture doctoral programme, the local Discourse & Society and the Communication and Culture in Professional Settings research groups. The centre is also partnered with a number of other organisations in AAU, including the "Material Discursive Practices" research group in the Department of Communication & Psychology, the interfaculty Centre for Health Communication, and the interfaculty Centre for Mobility and Urban Studies (C-MUS).

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 1990 2019

1940-1945: A Critical Discursive Study of the Golden Age of Danish Jazz

Høyer, O. I., 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

1940-45: The Golden Age of Danish Jazz. Really?

Høyer, O. I., 2019, (Submitted) Oxford History of Jazz in Europe. van de Leur, W. (ed.). Oxford University Press, Vol. 2. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2001 2019

15. Jahrestagung der internationalen Forschungskooperation Europäische Kulturen in der Wirtschaftskommunikation

Anne Grethe Julius Pedersen (Participant)
29 Oct 201531 Oct 2015

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

17th Nordic Musicological Congress

Ole Izard Høyer (Participant)
13 Aug 2015

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

1st International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts

Jeanne Strunck (Speaker)
18 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Ny kampagne skal stoppe unødvendige opkald til 112

Anders Horsbøl


11 items of media coverage

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Sidste mand slukker lyset: Taler vi forkert om klimaet?

Anders Horsbøl


1 media contribution

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Brug for mere information om svage smertestillende midler

Anders Horsbøl


1 media contribution

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