Flow 34 - Call for Proposals 2021

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IAMCR calls for academic audio and/or visual work to be presented at the IAMCR Nairobi conference, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July, 2021.

With this call, IAMCR aims to stimulate the use of a broader range of modes for the communication of academic knowledge, complementing conference papers and oral presentations with audio and/or visual work. In particular, we seek podcasts and videos that integrate academic and aesthetic dimensions, and that use sound and/or image creatively to communicate academic knowledge. This implies that we will not select audio/visual work that merely consists of recorded lectures.

We call for audio/visual work with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, but shorter contributions are also welcomed. 

Proposals for presentation of audio/visual work will consist out of two documents, namely an abstract and a (basic) script. The abstract describes the research communicated by the audio/visual work (its research question, theoretical framework, methodology, research design and corpus, …), while the script provides a chronological description of the form of the audio/visual work. Each document has a maximum length of 500 words. Submissions of proposals for audio/visual work will follow the regular time table for submitting proposals to the IAMCR conference. This means that abstracts must be submitted before 9 February 2021 at 23.59 UTC.

Submissions of proposals for audio/visual work will follow the regular timetable for submitting proposals to the IAMCR conference. This means that abstracts must be submitted before 9 February 2021 at 23.59 UTC. 

The combined abstract and script should be submitted at https://iamcr.org/nairobi2021/flow34-submit. The Flow 34 evaluation team (Nico Carpentier, Denize Araujo, Manish Verma, Willemien Sanders, Miguel Vicente Mariño and Sibo Chen) will review the submitted proposals, announcing their decisions by 15 March 2021. The audio/visual work itself will then need to be submitted by 7 June 2021.

Examples of earlier audio/visual work, presented at IAMCR conferences (in an earlier Flow34 or in a Visual Culture Working Group panel), are:

    • Bodega Memories by Arlene Fernandez (University of Pennsylvania, https://vimeo.com/432107502);
    • Audiovisual Reflections: Self Territory, by Carmen Gaona Pisonero, Ana Sedeño-Valdellós and Concha Mateos Martín (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, https://youtu.be/hG7126oZmS8) and
    • The Cabinet of Lost Memories, by Aysu Arsoy (EMU, https://youtu.be/KTbl54zIOhk).


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