Here is a short summary of the survey we circulated among the 2017 conference participants along with some reflections. Thanks to all those who found the time to respond to the survey. We are taking this very useful feedback into account in the planning of our next conference – co-hosted by the University of Paris-Saclay and the University of Evry, in France, June 25-28, 2018.
We recently had an issue that prevented some members from renewing membership to the IVSA. The issue related to a rare error in the website theme. This is now resolved and members should now be able to renew as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
In a society exploding with new media and constant communication, visuals are often able to say more than words.
The field of visual sociology researches and dissects the effect of images. From June 19 to 22, some 300 scholars from around the world will be coming to Concordia for the 35th International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Conference.
The IVSA is so happy to hear that this year the winner of the British Sociological Association/Thinking Allowed Ethnography award 2017 is Prof Hilary Pilkington. The work which Hilary won the award for is Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League, which is featured in the IVSA Showcase.
After four years as Book Review Editor for Visual Studies, Annebella Pollen is stepping down. The International Visual Sociology Association is therefore looking to identify a suitable replacement for this important role. The role requires a broad awareness of the field, a commitment to high editorial standards and enthusiasm.