IJPP Special Issue Symposium on Visual Politics on 27 January 2021, 2-6pm UTC

IJPP Special Issue Symposium on Visual Politics
Conveners: Erik Bucy, Jungseock Joo, and Cristian Vaccari
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 | 2:00pm to 6:00pm GMT/UTC
Note: All times are GMT time (UK time).

Times for the talks are inclusive of Q&A.
Free registration required via http://bit.ly/VisualPolitics

Earlier this year, The International Journal of Press/Politics has published a special issue on “Visual Politics”, guest-edited by Erik Bucy and Jungseock Joo, which features an outstanding selection of international and interdisciplinary articles on the role of visuals in contemporary political communication. The special issue is un-gated (i.e., free for everyone to read and download) until mid-February.

On the 27th of January 2021, we will present the special issue and discuss some of the themes emerging in this exciting area of research in an online public event. Together with the authors of the published manuscripts and the guest editors, we will be delighted to host a keynote speech by Professor Betsi Grabe (Indiana University).

Below is the program. The event is free and open to everyone. Please register via http://bit.ly/VisualPolitics.

IJPP Special Issue Symposium on Visual Politics
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 | 2:00pm to 6:00pm GMT/UTC

2:00-2:10pm Welcome and General Introduction

Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University)

2:10-2:30pm Grand Collaborative Programs: An Overview 

Erik Bucy (Texas Tech University)

2:30-3:15pm Roundtable 1: Visual Politics and the Global Pandemic

  • Moderator: Cristian Vaccari
  • Panelists: Scott Brennen (Duke University), Viorela Dan (LMU Munich), Thomas Powell (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), Damian Trilling (University of Amsterdam)
  • Paper summaries from the IJPP special issue on visual politics.
  • Discussion: How can we apply visual politics research approaches to the Covid-19 pandemic and what insights could they generate?

3:15-4:00pm  Roundtable 2: Visual Politics and Populism

  • Moderator: Erik Bucy
  • Panelists: Xénia Farkas (Corvinus University of Budapest), Jenny Lindholm (Åbo Akademi University), Ricardo Mendonça (Federal University of Minas Gerais), Felix Simon (University of Oxford)
  • Paper summaries from the IJPP special issue on visual politics.
  • Discussion: How can we apply visual politics research approaches to better understand the rise of populist politics—currently, historically, and looking ahead?

4:00 – 4:10pm Break

4:10pm Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Erik Bucy

4:15-5:00pm Keynote Address: The Social Side of Sight

Betsi Grabe (Indiana University)

5:00-5:45pm Roundtable 3: Visual Politics and Social Justice  

  • Moderator: Jungseock Joo (UCLA)  
  • Panelists: Stephanie Geise (University of Münster), Patrick Stewart (University of Arkansas), Susana Rogeiro Nina (University of Lisbon), Yilang Peng (University of Georgia)
  • Paper summaries from the IJPP special issue on visual politics.
  • Discussion: How can we apply visual politics research approaches to the analysis of protest and social justice movements to provide a better understanding of the public mood and demands for change?

5:45-6:00pm Concluding Comments – On Visual Politics and the Opportunity to Think Big

Cristian Vaccari, Jungseock Joo, Erik Bucy

6:00-6:30pm Virtual Happy Hour or Coffee Hour

I hope you will join us and help spread the word!

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