Visual Studies in the Francophone World
- Tuesday and Wednesday 6 and 7 January 2011, 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
International colloquium organised by the Department of Research and Education at the musée du quai Branly.
Having transformed the Anglo-Saxon academic landscape, visual culture studies make their entrance into the French speaking world: laboratories, research units, online publications, "visual culture" chairs. Focusing on vision, the visual dimension of the social and on images of all kinds (both artistic, scientific and "popular"), this is an exciting new academic field.
For an examination of the subject, the encounter on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 January 2011 at the musée du quai Branly (Paris) unites historians, art historians, translators, sociologists, literati and anthropologists. The contributions and discussions will enable the description of any continent-specific aspects of visual studies, together with the main epistemological issues in the field.
Open to the public without prior registration, subject to available places