Flow 34 – Call for Proposals for Audiovisual Work at the IAMCR Nairobi
online 2021 conference
IAMCR calls for academic audio and/or visual work to be presented at the
IAMCR Nairobi conference, which will be held online from 11 to 15 July,
With this call, IAMCR aims to stimulate the use of a broader range of
modes for the communication of academic knowledge, complementing
conference papers and oral presentations with audio and/or visual work.
In particular, we seek podcasts and videos that integrate academic and
aesthetic dimensions, and that use sound and/or image creatively to
communicate academic knowledge. This implies that we will not select
audio/visual work that merely consists of recorded lectures.
We call for audio/visual work with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, but
shorter contributions are also welcomed.
Proposals for presentation of audio/visual work will consist out of two
documents, namely an abstract and a (basic) script. The abstract
describes the research communicated by the audio/visual work (its
research question, theoretical framework, methodology, research design
and corpus, …), while the script provides a chronological description of
the form of the audio/visual work. Each document has a maximum length of
500 words. Submissions of proposals for audio/visual work will follow
the regular time table for submitting proposals to the IAMCR conference.
This means that abstracts must be submitted before 9 February 2021 at
Submissions of proposals for audio/visual work will follow the regular
timetable for submitting proposals to the IAMCR conference. This means
that abstracts must be submitted before 9 February 2021 at 23.59 UTC.
The combined abstract and script should be submitted at
https://iamcr.org/nairobi2021/flow34-submit. The Flow 34 evaluation team
(Nico Carpentier, Denize Araujo, Manish Verma, Willemien Sanders, Miguel
Vicente Mariño and Sibo Chen) will review the submitted proposals,
announcing their decisions by 15 March 2021. The audio/visual work
itself will then need to be submitted by 7 June 2021.
Examples of earlier audio/visual work, presented at IAMCR conferences
(in an earlier Flow34 or in a Visual Culture Working Group panel), are:
• Bodega Memories by Arlene Fernandez (University of Pennsylvania,
• Audiovisual Reflections: Self Territory, by Carmen Gaona Pisonero, Ana
Sedeño-Valdellós and Concha Mateos Martín (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos,
• The Cabinet of Lost Memories, by Aysu Arsoy (EMU,
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