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.

Co-Chair: Denize Correa Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Brazil) [Contact]
Co-Chair: Sunny Yoon (Hanyang University, South Korea) [Contact]
Vice-Chair: Thomas Wiedemann (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany) [Contact]

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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.