The Third International Workshop on Visual Research is organised by Prof. Dr. Anna Schober-de Graaf, Dr. des. Sebastian Mühl and Mag. Erec Gellautz at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Department for Cultural Analysis, Division of Visual Culture, in cooperation with the International Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Research Committee (RC57).


The workshop addresses students interested in conducting empirical and theoretical research in the fields of visual sociology and visual culture studies, digital media and contemporary public spheres. The workshop will present two keynote lectures by:


Robert Hariman. Hariman is a professor of rhetoric and public culture in the department of communication studies at Northwestern University. His scholarship focuses on how texts, images and media function as forms of action, with particular regard to democratic societies and with a special interest in the aesthetic dimension of human experience.


Yvonne Volkart. Lectures art and media theory at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW Basel where she has led the Swiss National Science Foundation research project Ecodata – Ecomedia – Ecoesthetics. The Role and Significance of New Media, Technologies and Technoscientific Methods in the Arts for the Perception and Awareness of the Ecological (2017-2020).