Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Call for Papers: Visual Studies

Visual Studies is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes visually-oriented articles across a range of disciplines. The journal represents a long-standing commitment to empirical visual research, studies of visual and material culture, the development of visual research methods, and the exploration of visual means of communication about social and cultural worlds.

The multidisciplinary character of the journal is reflected in its attention to visually-based research in sociology, anthropology, cultural and media studies, documentary film and photography, information technology, education, communication studies as well as other fields concerned with image-based study.

The journal invites contributions across a broad range, including but not limited to the following:

* studies of visual and material culture
* photography and documentary studies
* visual ethnography
* visual essays
* image-based research in sociology and anthropology
* applied visual research
* photo-elicitation studies
* studies of visual media and communication
* visual studies pedagogy

It is expected that most articles will be accompanied by appropriate visual material, and the journal encourages visually-led submissions.

Ethics special issue Vol. 19 No.2 will include a guest-edited section devoted to ethical issues in visual research. Contributions and enquiries for this
issue should be directed to Diana Papademas at DianaPapademas@worldnet.att.net

20th Anniversary volume

As the journal approaches its 20th anniversary volume we are particularly keen to encourage contributions that review the achievements of visual research over the past twenty years and offer directions for the future development of the field.

For more information on Visual Studies, instructions for authors and to request a sample copy please visit:

Recent Articles Include:

Material beings: objecthood and ethnographic photographs by Elizabeth Edwards

Visual evidence: A Seventh Man, the specified generalization, and the work of the reader by Howard Becker

'Where's Shaka Zulu?': Shaka Zulu as an intervention in contemporary political discourse by Keyan Tomaselli & Arnold Shepperson

Collateral coverage: media images of Afghan refugees by Terence Wright

Celebrating life after death: the appearance of snapshots in Japanese pet grave sites by Richard Chalfen

Hunters and healers: social change and cultural conflict in rural Maine by Rebecca Goldfine, Photographs by Olivia Goldfine

Interdisciplinary agendas in visual research: re-situating visual anthropology by Sarah Pink

Contributions to the journal should be sent to:

Darren Newbury (Editor), Visual Studies, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, University of Central England, Gosta Green, Birmingham, B4 7DX, United
Kingdom. Tel. +44 (0)121 331 7813 Fax. +44 (0)121 331 7824 Email: darren.newbury@uce.ac.uk

Submissions will be reviewed as they are received, but the following may be taken as indicative deadlines:

Vol.19 No.2 - 30th April 2004
Vol.20 No.1 - 30th September 2004
Vol.20 No.2 - 31st March 2005

Please send three copies of manuscript plus photocopies of illustrations (not originals).