IVSA Conference 2022
GATHERTOWN (ONLINE) SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2022
EXPANDING THE VISUAL FIELD:
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN VISUAL SCHOLARSHIP, ARTS AND ACTIVISM
The theme of our 2022 conference – 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. Due to our still uncertain times, our 2022 conference will again be held online in Gathertown, a virtual space that actively encourages social interaction. In 2021, this proved a productive and energising virtual place to meet, and a welcome break from Zoom!
We are looking forward to welcoming our inspiring keynote speakers for 2022, Tania Rossetto, Ace Lehner and Crystal Abidin. The live conference program (September 15-18) will also include thematic panel discussions, a virtual exhibition, a poster session, a film stream, an ethics workshop, a how to get published session, a Visual Studies Roundtable, networking opportunities for early career scholars, our award ceremony for the IVSA’s prestigious Rieger, Prosser and ACAR Awards, the IVSA’s annual business meeting and more!
Stay tuned for the draft conference programme. Video presentations will be available to registered delegates in early September in the lead up to the live conference September 15-18!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration DEADLINE: 1 August 2022
Registration for the IVSA 2022 Annual Conference is now open. We have maintained the registration fee structure from last year (see registration page for details).
If you have any questions please email conference director Susan Hansen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Call: What is an Image
In other conference news, the IVSA’s journal Visual Studies has just released a call for visual and creative works to be exhibited in the ‘What is an Image’ Exhibition during the conference .