CFP: Interdisciplinary Discussion on Visual Methods

The RC33 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology

11th – 16th September 2016, Leicester, UK

Session organiser: Dr Yenn Lee, SOAS, University of London

This session is for researchers using ‘visual methods’ – in the broadest definition of the term – in their work. Visual methods have long been practised in different disciplines, and with the development of digital technologies their place has been further highlighted in recent years.

However, recognising the need for a further effort to synthesise fragmented practices, the session aims to bring together visual anthropologists and sociologists, cartographers in human geography, and multimodal analysts in digital communications, to name a few. The unique contribution of this session is that it will provide a forum where participants can draw methodological inspirations from one another beyond disciplinary boundaries and traditions.

To that end, we are inviting submissions that will reflect the diversity of approaches. Doctoral and early career researchers are particularly welcome to join.

Deadline for abstracts: 21 January 2016 (Update: Call extended to 21 February)

How to submit:

1. To submit a paper abstract for the RC33 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology, visit After landing on the homepage, navigate to ‘Abstract Submission’, which appears in the left-hand column of the page. See the image below.


2. Complete the form in full. You may wish to cut and paste your abstract into the Abstract field from another document. Each abstract is limited to 5000 characters.

3. Choose the relevant session for your stream. To do so, you will need to select the session organiser’s name [Yenn Lee] from the drop-down menu highlighted in the image below. To check you are submitting to the correct session, you can view a table of sessions and session convenors by clicking the link titled ‘View the list of sessions and session convenors’. Once complete, click Submit.


For all additional information, please contact Dr Yenn Lee (yl22 [at] soas [dot] ac [dot] uk).

* Crossposted at SOAS News.


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