CfP ECREA Visual Cultures 2022

CfP ECREA Visual Cultures 2022

Rethink Impact – Aarhus, 19 – 22/10/2022

The theme for the 9th European Communication Conference (ECC) will be “Rethink Impact”. The conference will be held in Aarhus (Denmark), 19 – 22 October 2022. The deadline to submit your proposal to the ECREA Section Visual Cultures is 17th of January 2022.

The Visual Cultures Section welcomes contributions that engage both explicitly and implicitly with discussions on societal impact of visual research in critical and timely forms. For example, through research on visual literacies in media and communication practice, like routines of using press photographs in journalism or ad transparency on social media. We also seek research that addresses current challenges like the use and reception of visual representations and diagrams throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and critical literacy towards memes or fake news involving manipulated or composite pictures and deepfakes.

While visual studies have a long tradition of using participatory methods with direct societal impact, they are less popular in media and communication studies than in other disciplines. Media education projects seem to be an exception, as they often combine research agenda with societal impact by developing educational programs in visual and media literacy.

We are therefore also interested in papers on research collaborations with institutions like museums, schools, artists, creative agencies etc. where non-academic actors are directly involved in developing methods and generating impact as well as theoretical ideas and concepts.

Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted until the 17th of January 2022. Follow this link to submit your proposal:

Submission guidelines can be accessed here:

Further information about the conference can be found here: