The call for papers below is an extraordinary reopening of the original Beijing call for papers for authors who did not submit to the Beijing conference but want their work considered for Tampere.
The VIC - Visual Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites the submission of abstracts of papers and proposals for panels for the 2020 Congress of the Association, which will be held from 12 to 16 July, 2020 at Tampere University in Tampere. Submissions for this extraordinary reopening will be accepted from Monday 17 February, 2020 until Monday 2 March 2020 at 23:59 UTC.
IAMCR conferences address many diverse topics defined by our 33 thematic sections and working groups. We also propose a single central theme to be explored throughout the conference with the aim of generating and exploring multiple perspectives in plenary sessions and in some of the sessions of the sections and working groups. The general conference theme for 2020 is “Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity”.
Although the focus will be on the theme of the Conference, not all submissions have to address the central theme. VIC accepts themes related to visual cultures that contemplate artistic realms, such as cinema, photography & arts; social habits or political issues expressed visually; technological devices and gadgets visually represented; media and/or communication expressions manifested through visuality.
VIC will accept abstracts in English, Spanish and French.
Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words. All abstracts must be submitted at https://iamcr2020.exordo.com. Abstracts sent by email will not be accepted.
It is expected that authors will submit only one (1) abstract. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author, either individually or as part of any group of authors. No more than one (1) abstract can be submitted to any section or working group. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one section or working group. Any such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
For further information, please consult the conference website, or contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: tampere2020 [at] iamcr.org or the heads of the Visual Culture working group:
Co-Chair: Denize Araujo (denizearaujo [at] hotmail.com)
Co-Chair: Sunny Yoon (sunny332naver.com)
Vice-Chair (interim): Thomas Wiedemann (thomas.wiedemann [at] ifkw.lmu.de)