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Visual Culture Working Group

This working group focuses on cultural studies in visual media from the critical view point. Research with a cultural studies focus is proliferating in the communication field, yet it is weakly represented in international conferences. Particularly, this group emphasizes the importance of cultural studies in non-western contexts including Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Analysis of the cultural aspects of diverse regional communities including Asia, Africa, Latin America as well as Europe and North America, would contribute to diversifying the field of communication studies. A comparative study of cultural identity in a region, which maybe resisting mainstream global media flows, would be particularly supportive for visual media scholars who are searching for cultural identity in their parts of the world. The insights arising from such work may also be applied to other regions. Cultural research on visual media including film, television and multimedia would contribute to elaborating upon theories of cultural power and empirical research on identity issues in the contemporary world.

Co-Chair: Sunny Yoon [Contact]
Co-Chair: Deborah Tudor [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Denize Correa Araujo [Contact]

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The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will held its annual conference from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. IAMCR's Visual Culture Working Group invites proposals that reflect the the section's interest. 
The Visual Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for sessions at IAMCR 2016 Conference. 
Conference theme: "Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
See the conference key dates and deadlines:
The Visual Culture Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers for the 2015 IAMCR conference to be held from 12-16 July, 2015 at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada.
The Visual Culture Working Group - Call for Proposals
The Visual Culture Working Group invites submissions for sessions at IAMCR 2014 Conference in Hyderabad from 15th to 19th July 2014. The theme of the conference is “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice” Visual Culture Working group has been contributing to soliciting new ideas and creative views to examine problems with the world communication system particularly from the perspective of non-Western alternatives.
altThe Visual Culture Working Group invites submissions for sessions at IAMCR 2013 Conference which will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 25th to 29th of June 2013. The main theme of this year’s IAMCR Conference is Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders.
erythrina_caffraThe Visual Culture Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of individual and panel proposals for its 2012 annual conference to be held in Durban, South Africa, July 15-19, 2012. The general theme of this year conference is 'South-North Conversations'.
istanbulThe Working Group on Visual Culture invites submissions of abstracts for the 2011 IAMCR Conference in Istanbul, Turkey from July 13-17. The theme of the 2011 conference is Cities, Creativity and Connectivity.
The Visual Culture Working group welcomes research proposals related to these themes and other topics focusing on cultural aspects of visual media. Prospective topics would be space and visual culture, visual art and creativity, interactive media and visual communication in addition to various methodological and theoretical issues on visual culture
braga_2010The Group of Visual Culture, Emerging Theme at IAMCR would like to invite submissions for IAMCR Congress in Braga, Portugal from July 18 to 22, 2010. The general theme of the 2010 conference is 'Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change'.
We welcome papers related to the general theme as well as theoretical and empirical research on visual culture in national, regional, international and cultural entities.
The Emerging Theme on Visual Culture group invites submissions for the 26th Congress of the IAMCR in Stockholm, July 20-25 2008. We are particularly interested in paper proposals related to this year’s theme: Media and Global Divides.
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