IVSA 2020 Conference
Although we are still deep in preparation for our 2019 IVSA conference in New York, we have some great news for you. We are ready to announce our 2020 conference venue and date for your diaries.
IVSA 2020: Dublin, Ireland
UCD School of Sociology looks forward to welcoming you to Dublin on 6-9 July 2020 for the IVSA Conference 2020 on the theme of “Visualizing Social Changes: Seen and Unseen”.
The conference will be hosted in UCD, Dublin. It will begin with an event on the evening of Monday 6 July and end on the afternoon of Thursday 9 July 2020. Dublin is a very popular venue, so we advise early booking to be able to attend the conference and to find accommodation.
As is traditional at IVSA Conferences, we welcome presentations with a visual bent on the theme of “Visualizing Social Changes: Seen and Unseen”. A combination of visual sociology and social change provides a broad and welcoming theme. Visual sociologists have developed a specialty in visually chronicling and examining significant social changes, such as visual studies of deinidustrialization and rural decline and ethnic transitions in local neighbourhoods. While many social changes are physically, materially or socially visible and seen, others remain invisible and unseen, like changes in people’s values and beliefs, for example people becoming more liberal and progressive or more illiberal and populist. Of course, even values and beliefs can be manifest, for example, symbolically in slogans and posters, socially in protests and marches, and organizationally in social movements, civil society groups and political parties. The theme of the conference is meant to encompass the variety of ways to visualize social change, seen and unseen, while also posing a response to the challenge of social changes that have emerged in societies in recent times.
We will of course let you know more nearer the time.