Antwerp, Belgium

Visual Methods Seminar

when 26 August 2015 - 4 September 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

The 2015 IVMS will emphasize visual studies of urban cultures and the application of visual methods in general to research and teaching. Seminar activities are designed and led by veteran scholars whose research, leadership and teaching have contributed substantially to the International Visual Sociology Association, the Society for Visual Anthropology, and the ISA Work Group on Visual Sociology.
Visual methods present distinctive challenges and opportunities for studying and teaching about urban cultures. Some of these appear as ethical and theoretical implications of making, collecting and analyzing photographs and video recordings as evidence about the worlds in which people live. Others emerge in trying to use visual evidence to develop engaging, well-informed presentations and reports for diverse audiences.
The 2015 International Visual Methods Seminar is designed to explore these challenges and opportunities with participants interested in evidence-based visual inquiry. Participants will work closely with tutors and peers to examine visual materials as research data and analytical tools, and as teaching and reporting resources. The seminar will also provide hands-on workshops for participants in developing evidence-based visual presentations and reports for specific audiences, such as disciplinary scholars, students, community and advocacy groups, political constituencies, consumers, or for research subjects themselves.

Course leader

Luc Pauwels

Target group

Students and faculty involved in teaching visual methods in sociology, anthropology, and communication as well as scholars from urban studies, social and cultural geography, media and cultural studies, history, criminology, and arts related disciplines who want to complement their current research approaches with visual perspectives.

Fee info

EUR 0: ABC-countries, see website for details.

The tuition fee includes refreshments, course materials, receptions and social events.