Visual Culture Working Group

This working group focuses on artistic and cultural studies in visual media and communication from the critical view point. Cinema, Audiovisual and Arts, as well as Sociocultural and Technological Studies will be welcome. Researches within cultural studies will enhance the communication field and are relevant to be presented in the international IAMCR Conference, which includes participants of 70 countries.  

Analysis of cultural aspects of diverse communities in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America would contribute to diversifying the field of communication studies. Studies about evolution of visual aspects and of digital media are relevant to emphasize history and memory.  Comparative studies of cultural identity in a region, which maybe resisting mainstream global media flows, would be welcome for visual media scholars who are searching for cultural identity in their parts of the world. Cultural research on visual media including film, audiovisual, television and multimedia would contribute to take into consideration many points of view that represent our contemporary world.

Chair: Denize Correa Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Brazil) [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Thomas Wiedemann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany) [Contact]


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The Visual Culture Working Group is pleased to announce the launch of VIC Dossier Cultural & Technological Images, featuring texts by authors from ten different countries who discuss contemporary aspects that deal with images in their cultural environments and/or in their technological productions.
16 April 2021 - The Visual Culture Working Group sponsored the webinar "BRICS Short Film Fest", screening five short films from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) followed by presentations from the directors of the shorts.
IAMCR's Visual Culture Working Group invites the submission of proposals for single papers and multi-paper sessions (the online conference equivalent of a panel in a face to face conference) for IAMCR 2021, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, with a regional hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submission is 9 February 2021, at 23.59 UTC.
On Monday 13 July 2020 at 12:00 UTC/GMT the VIC – Visual Culture Working Group will launch 3 dossiers edited by Denize Araujo, Sunny Yoon and Thomas Wiedemann. The Working Group will also present the VIC CineClub, a virtual space for interaction and discussion.
The IAMCR Visual Culture (VIC) Working Group will hold online elections in 2020 for one Vice-chair position. The deadline to submit candidacies is 10 June 2020.
The Visual Culture Working Group (VIC) of the International Assocation for Media and Communication Research – IAMCR – is receiving proposals for a special issue of LUMINA periodical (A2) to be launched at the 2020 IAMCR Conference in Beijing. The deadline to submit is Jan 3, 2020.
IAMCR's Visual Culture Working Group invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 conference of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
The VIC - Visual Culture Working Group of the IAMCR will hold elections during its business meeting at the upcoming IAMCR conference in Madrid.
The Visual Culture Working Group (VIC) of the International Assocation for Media and Communication Research – IAMCR – is receiving proposals for chapters for an e-book “Visualities and Intermedialities”. The deadline is January 8, 2018.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold its annual conference from 20-24 June 2018 at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IAMCR's Visual Culture Working Group invites proposals that reflect the section's interest. 
The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) will hold 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"
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...
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...
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...
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2008!
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.