We are delighted to share the Call for Papers for the IVSA 2022 Annual Conference with you. Our theme – 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.
IVSA CONFERENCE 2022 – SAVE THE DATES!
SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2022 – GATHERTOWN (ONLINE)
We are delighted to announce that our annual conference will take place from September 15-18, 2022 online in Gathertown. We are also exploring the possibility of establishing a series of physical conference ‘hubs’, Covid restrictions permitting.
The IVSA is pleased to announce a new awards program for outstanding work in advancing Anticolonial & Antiracist (ACAR) goals and principles. The new program will offer two related awards: one for progressive advocacy and visual research (PAVR) and one for visual activism (VA). The ACAR awards are in addition to existing Rieger and Prosser award programs that are also administered by the IVSA.