View Contact List - But don't. The link is a trapfor spemmars.

2013 IVSA Conference

July 8-10, 2013 - Goldsmiths | London

2013 IVSA Conference: The Public Image

IVSA 2013 Annual Conference:
The Public Image

Welcome IVSA Members and guests.

The International Visual Sociology Association 2013 Annual Conference will take place from 8 to 10 July 2013 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The conference will be hosted by CUCR - Centre for Urban and Community Research gold.ac.uk/cucr

Inspired by Michael Burawoy’s concept of “public sociology,” we dedicate the 2013 IVSA conference to the concept of the “public image”, and the ways that visual sociology can meet Burawoy’s challenge to bring a sociological understanding of social life to a vibrant, active and diverse public. Public sociology endeavors to bring sociology into dialogue with audiences beyond the academy, an open dialogue in which both sides deepen their understanding of public issues. Themes covered this year include:

activisim and engagement * walking and seeing the city * surveillance * public and private images * resilience and urban change * social networks and virtual image worlds * new visual methodologies * rethinking visual theory * urban visibilities and invisibilities * visual ethics * visual sociological publics

We invite visual sociologists and related scholars, including independent scholars and other visual practitioners, to take part in this event!

As well as the parallel panel session, the conference will also include keynote and plenary addresses, walks, and workshops. The 2013 Rieger Award will be announced and celebrated during the meetings.

PLEASE SUBMIT GENERAL INQUIRIES TO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted: Thursday, 11 July 2013

2013 IVSA Conference Registration

CLOSED
| Deadline: Monday, 01 July 2013

ivsa-conference-register-nowOnline registration is closed.

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Conference Program and Art Exhibit Information

NOW AVAILABLE (updated 2 July 2013)

Here is a copy of the final program for the 2013 IVSA Conference:

pdfIVSA 2013 Conference Program(2.02 MB)2 July 2013

Additionally, as part of the conference the exhibition "Visualising Affect: An Ehibition on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Affect" will be taking place in Lewisham Arthouse. For details about this art show, please visit  http://visualisingaffect.weebly.com/

Posted: Friday, 01 March 2013

Venue and Travel

Conference Location and Map

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK

Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London. Vibrant, urban, and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital. To find your way within Goldsmiths, you can access interactive and full campus maps HERE. Routes to get here include:

  • 5 minutes’ walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate stations (zone 2), on the main rail network and London overground.
  • The major bus routes including 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453.
  • 10 minutes' walk from Deptford Bridge Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station.

Find more information about how to travel to Goldsmiths, including international travel, HERE. To move around London and plan your route in advance please we advise you to visit JOURNEY PLANNER.

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Accommodations

RECOMMENDED OPTIONS

London offers a wide range of accommodation alternatives, from very affordable options to more comfortable and exclusive ones. We have made a selection of convenient hotels, as well as a list of other options and useful websites for you to do your own search in case these options do not suit your preferences. Click on the "details" tab for our recommended options, pricing information, and reservation links.

Posted: Friday, 01 March 2013

Contact

Organizing Committee

Douglas Harper
IVSA President
Alison Rooke
CUCR Co-Director, Goldsmiths
Monica Sassatelli
CUCR Co-Director, Goldsmiths
Caroline Knowles
CUCR, Goldsmiths
Alex Rhys-Taylor
CUCR, Goldsmiths
Carolina Ramirez
CUCR, Goldsmiths
* Conference Coordinator

Please submit general inquires to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted: Thursday, 06 June 2013

President's Travel Grants

CLOSED
| Deadline: Thursday, 06 June 2013

This year the IVSA will award up to ten travel grants to cover expenses related to travel to the 2013 annual meeting at Goldsmith's in London, July 8, 9, 10. The grants will be in the amount of $500, $750 or $1,000. Payment will be made in by check drawn on the Bank of America in US funds, to be paid to the recipient. The checks will be presented at the IVSA meetings at Goldsmiths in July.

To be eligible applicants need to 1) have already completed their registration for IVSA 2013 and 2) be presenting in one of the conference sessions (as author or co-author).

If interested, please complete the following form and email BY JUNE 6, 2013 to: Douglas Harper, IVSA President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdfApplication for IVSA President's Travel Grant(114.72 KB)

Posted: Monday, 01 April 2013

Call for Papers

CLOSED
| Deadline: Sunday, 31 March 2013

Visual sociologists and related scholars, including independent scholars and other visual practitioners, may submit proposals for papers in one of the conference panels.

To Submit a Paper for Consideration:

  1. Review the PDF file below containing the list of panels accepting submissions (see link below)
  2. Email your name, contact information, and an abstract for your paper (not exceeding 250 words) directly to the panel chairs listed for the panel you wish to join.
  3. You will be notified by the end of April regarding acceptance of your submission.

For more information about specific panels, please contact the panel chairs directly. For general inquiries about the conference please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdfIVSA 2013 Conference Panels for Paper Submissions (490.84 KB)

Additional Information:

Along with the open panels the IVSA 2013 Conference also includes the following completed panels. Within the conference there will also be other activities such as walks, installations and workshops. Information about those activies will be available soon.

pdfIVSA 2013 Completed Conference Panels (534.03 KB)

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Call for Panels

CLOSED
| Deadline: Tuesday, 15 January 2013

We invite visual sociologists and related scholars, including independent scholars and other visual practitioners, to submit proposals for panels. A panel will comprise a chair or commentator and four presentations. Each panel will be allocated a two (2) hour session.