Guest lecture: Analyzing Visuals: A Discourse Studies Approach

The Sport and Society Research Group at the Faculty of Social Sciences invites students and researchers to a guest lecture with Professor Reiner Keller from Universität Augsburg on Analyzing Visuals: A Discourse Studies Approach.

Startdato:

18 februar 2022 10:15

Sluttdato:

18 februar 2022 12:00

Sted:

Room A10 Pauline Skar at Campus Bodø

​​​​​​​​Presentation synopsis

In his lecture, Reiner Keller addresses recent developments in the study of visualisations. In a first step, he discusses general sociological foundations of image interpretation. He then argues that the connection between discourses and visualisations can be examined in three dimensions of analysis. “Visualisation as statement”, following Foucault and the sociological discussion on image analysis, refers to the reconstruction of the statement content of visual utterances.

“Visualisation as Object” discusses the possibilities of systematically taking an analytical look at discourses on visualisations. Finally, “Visualisation as a Structural Feature” addresses the question of to what extent, in what contexts and with what implications an increasing significance of visualisations in the processing of discourses can currently be observed.

Presenter bio

Keller’s work & research interests include social science discourse research, sociology of knowledge and culture, qualitative methods, and analysis of contemporary societies. He has longstanding experience in conducting and directing collaborative research projects. He was a member of the Munich Centre for Reflexive Modernization from 1999 to 2010 and became a professor in sociology in 2007 at Koblenz-Landau University. He moved to Augsburg University in 2011 as holder of the chair of sociology. From 2014-2018 he was a member of the executive committee of the German Sociological Association. From October 2019-September 2021 he was head of the Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät of the University of Augsburg.

Registration

To register for the lecture, please e-mail research assistants Frida Austmo Wågan, frida.a.waagan@nord.no or Stian Røsten, stian.rosten@nord.no no later than February 15th.

​Coffee and snacks will be served.

Startdato:

18 februar 2022 10:15

Sluttdato:

18 februar 2022 12:00

Sted:

Room A10 Pauline Skar at Campus Bodø

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