IVSA Conference 2022
GATHERTOWN (ONLINE) SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2022
EXPANDING THE VISUAL FIELD:
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN VISUAL SCHOLARSHIP, ARTS AND ACTIVISM
The theme of our 2022 conference – Expanding the visual field: New developments in scholarship, arts and activism – is intended to focus our attention on the emergence of innovative and experimental developments in our approaches to engaging with the visual. Visual sociology is increasingly relevant to our understanding of our increasingly networked world, where advanced technology and the ubiquity of digital networks have radically shifted both our ways of visualising the world and the ways that we engage with one another. Indeed, what counts as ‘the visual’ has itself expanded from static or delimited forms such as photographs or film towards hybrid networked and digitised visual modes.
The social, cultural and technological changes wrought by the pandemic have paradoxically accelerated methodological and conceptual developments in visual scholarship. We look forward to sharing the ways in which we have collectively adapted our methods, theory and practice in response, and to discussing topics relating more generally to visual theories and methods, and the visual analysis of society and culture.
Due to our still uncertain times, our 2022 conference will again be held online in Gathertown, a virtual space that actively encourages social interaction. In 2021, this proved a productive and energising virtual place to meet, and a welcome break from Zoom! Depending on the restrictions in place in September, the organisers will consider the feasibility of also establishing opportunities for delegates to physically meet at one of a series of in person conference ‘hubs’ in different cities from around the world. Do get in touch if you are interested in hosting a hub event at your institution.
We are in the process of finalising our review of all of the abstracts submitted and will be in touch with presenters very soon!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration DEADLINE: 1 August 2022
Registration for the IVSA 2022 Annual Conference is now open. We have maintained the registration fee structure from last year (see registration page for details).
If you have any questions please email the conference team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Call: What is an Image
In other conference news, the IVSA’s journal Visual Studies has just released a call for visual and creative works to be exhibited in the ‘What is an Image’ Exhibition during the conference .