Visual Social Sciences and Digital Media Politics

A one-day conference on Visual Social Sciences and Digital Media Politics as part of CAPS's two day PhD Course. 

Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Lene Lisbet El Mongy (

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Welcome Coffee

9:30 - 10:30

Visual Social Sciences Keynote lecture by Anna Schober, Professor, Chair of Visual Culture, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt: Particular faces with universal appeal: an iconography of “everybody” 

10:30 – 11.30

Digitalization Keynote lecture by Alice Mattoni, Assistant Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore, Department of Political Sciences and Sociology: Situating the digital within digital media politics from the grassroots 


Coffee break


Thomas Olesen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University: ‘Spitting man’ and ‘gentle cop’: Reversing the classical injustice plot in political photography



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13:30 – 14:15

Simon Teune, Codirector of the Institute for Protest and Movement Research TU Berlin, and Dorna Safaian, University of Siegen: Images of Indignation. Amateur Practices of Visualizing Protest


Coffee break

14:30 – 16.00

Sarah Awad, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University: The social life of urban images; the case of political street art in Egypt

Beth Gharrity Gardner, Lecturer, University of Potsdam: Lifeworld Disruption and the Demand for Populist Mobilization

Michael Neuber, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Potsdam: Commedia del Conflitto. The Body as a Medium of Protest Action




Alison Gerber, Researcher, Department of Sociology, Lund University: The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Nicole Doerr, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Sociology Department: How can we study visual mobilization through digital media empirically?

17:15 Reception