The webinar series Through the Looking Glass: How To Incorporate Visual Material Within Research, begins on Friday 20 October and runs until Wednesday 29 November. The series features VOX-Pol members and institutions, and is free and open to all.
Webinar 1: Analysing Visuals: Semiotics, Rhetorical and Contextual Interpretation – Friday 20th October – 2 – 3.30pm
This workshop looks at visual analysis, including semiotics – the study of signs and symbols, as well as visual rhetoric and persuasive force. Focus will be placed on the historical and subcultural symbolism displayed within imagery and provide best practices on how to incorporate visual methodologies into research.
- Dr Ashton Kingdon – University of Southampton
- Dr Ashley Mattheis – Dublin City University
- Professor Cori Dauber – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
- Dr Charlie Winter – ExTrac
Webinar 2: The Ethics of Visual Analysis: Researcher Safety and Wellbeing and Responsible Practice and Publication – Tuesday 7th November 4 – 5.30pm
This workshop will focus on the ethical components that come from researching sensitive imagery, including access, anonymity, storage, researcher safety, mental health, and cybersecurity. Participants will be asked for their reflections on addressing the trauma that comes from researcher exposure to sensitive images, how researchers can report on and share content on sensitive topics in an ethical way, and the ways in which imagery is used by bad actors, especially to intimidate and traumatise marginalised communities.
- Hannah Rose – Institute for Strategic Dialogue
- Dr Aaron Winter – Lancaster University
- Professor Maura Conway – Dublin City University
- Meili Criezis – Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab
- Kesa White – Independent Researcher
- Munira Mustaffa – Chasseur Group
Webinar 3: Visual Analysis and Interdisciplinary Research: Mixed Methods Approaches Part 1 – Wednesday 22nd November 10 – 11.30am
This is the first of two workshops which will focus on interdisciplinary and mixed methods approaches for visual analysis. The session will combine academics from different disciplines who will provide best practices on how to incorporate both quantitative and qualitative methodologies when analysing visual material.
- Dr Julian Droogan – Macquarie University
- Dr Lizzie Reed – University of Southampton
- Dr Lewys Brace – University of Exeter
- Dr Natasha Hodgson – Nottingham Trent University
Webinar 4: Visual Analysis and Interdisciplinary Research: Mixed Methods Approaches Part 2 – Wednesday 29th November 2 – 3.30pm
This is the second workshop focusing on interdisciplinary and mixed methods approaches for visual analysis. The session will combine academics from different disciplines who will provide best practices on how to incorporate both quantitative and qualitative methodologies when analysing visual material.
- Dr Kareem El Damanhoury – Univeristy of Denver
- Professor Carol Winkler – Georgia State University
- Dr Eviane Leidig – Tilburg University
- Dr Laura Harris – University of Southampton