CfP: ISA PHD Workshop Images as Agents in Digital Public Spheres
Images as Agents in Digital Public Spheres
in cooperation with the
International Sociological Association’s
Research Committee/ RC 57 Visual Sociology
The third International Workshop on Visual Research, organized in cooperation with the International Sociological Association addresses students interested in conducting empirical and theoretical research in the fields of visual sociology and visual culture studies, digital media and contemporary public spheres.
Subsequent to the second workshop at the University of Central Lancashire (Uclan), UK, in 2017, which focused on the politics of visibility, this event will focus on questions concerned with visual practices in digital public spheres. A second focus is on methods suited to bridging sociological and visual research in the digital age. The workshop calls for interdisciplinary approaches in the field of cultural, social and media sciences.
Possible themes for presentations are:
- the political and social agency of (moving) images in the digital age
- social practices related to contemporary image production
- global-local changes and transculturality connected to contemporary media worlds
- visual media as agents of postmodern cultures of the self and identity politics
- art, new media and ecology
- visual media as a means for social and cultural research
- artistic research
- economies of looking and sharing in social networks
- cultural und economic aspects of popular image production
- Non-human photography and automated image production
- contemporary art practices in relation to digital image making
How to apply
To apply, please send an abstract (in English, max. 400 words) and a short CV (max. 200 words) by 19 April 2019 at the latest to email@example.com.
We will inform you about acceptance by 29 April 2019.
To attend the workshop the registration is mandatory. You can register via the online form at our website. Registration deadline: 10 June 2019.
The workshop language will be English.