Visual Culture Working Group

This working group focuses on artistic and cultural studies in visual media and communication from the critical view point. Cinema, Audiovisual and Arts, as well as Sociocultural and Technological Studies will be welcome. Researches within cultural studies will enhance the communication field and are relevant to be presented in the international IAMCR Conference, which includes participants of 70 countries.  

Analysis of cultural aspects of diverse communities in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America would contribute to diversifying the field of communication studies. Studies about evolution of visual aspects and of digital media are relevant to emphasize history and memory.  Comparative studies of cultural identity in a region, which maybe resisting mainstream global media flows, would be welcome for visual media scholars who are searching for cultural identity in their parts of the world. Cultural research on visual media including film, audiovisual, television and multimedia would contribute to take into consideration many points of view that represent our contemporary world.

Chair: Denize Correa Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Brazil) [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Thomas Wiedemann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany) [Contact]

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VIC CineClub and Dossier CfP

As part of the VIC CineClub, the Visual Culture Working Group invities members to share their insights on two French movies: "Muriel" by Alain Resnais and “Rust and Bone” by Jacques Audiart. VIC is also planning a dossier about French Cinematography organized by Denize Araujo and edited by Claudia Lambach. 

New VIC Dossier

The Visual Culture Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of VIC Dossier "Technological and Cultural Changes in the Digital Age", an homage to China, host of the IAMCR Beijing 2022 Conference.

VIC Dossier launch

The Visual Culture Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of VIC Dossier Cultural & Technological Images, featuring texts by authors from ten different countries who discuss contemporary aspects that deal with images in their cultural environments and/or in their technological productions.

BRICS Short Films Fest

16 April 2021 - The Visual Culture Working Group sponsored the webinar "BRICS Short Film Fest", screening five short films from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) followed by presentations from the directors of the shorts.

IAMCR 2014: Visual Culture Working Group - CfP - Deadline 10 February

The Visual Culture Working Group - Call for Proposals

The Visual Culture Working Group invites submissions for sessions at IAMCR 2014 Conference in Hyderabad from 15th to 19th July 2014. The theme of the conference is “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice” Visual Culture Working group has been contributing to soliciting new ideas and creative views to examine problems with the world communication system particularly from the perspective of non-Western alternatives.

Istanbul 2011 - Visual Culture Working Group Call for Papers

istanbulThe Working Group on Visual Culture invites submissions of abstracts for the 2011 IAMCR Conference in Istanbul, Turkey from July 13-17. The theme of the 2011 conference is Cities, Creativity and Connectivity.

The Visual Culture Working group welcomes research proposals related to these themes and other topics focusing on cultural aspects of visual media. Prospective topics would be space and visual culture, visual art and creativity, interactive media and visual communication in addition to various methodological and theoretical issues on visual culture

Braga 2010 - Visual Culture Emerging Theme Call for Papers

braga_2010The Group of Visual Culture, Emerging Theme at IAMCR would like to invite submissions for IAMCR Congress in Braga, Portugal from July 18 to 22, 2010. The general theme of the 2010 conference is 'Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change'.

We welcome papers related to the general theme as well as theoretical and empirical research on visual culture in national, regional, international and cultural entities.

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