Visual Studies in the Francophone World

  • Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th January 2011, 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
  • Cinema Room

An international colloquium organised by the musée du quai Branly's Department of Research and Education.

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" professorships. Focusing on vision, the visual dimension of social work and images of all kinds (artistic, scientific and "popular"), this is an exciting, new academic field. 

The encounter on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th January 2011 at the musée du quai Branly (Paris) unites historians, art historians, translators, sociologists, literati and anthropologists. The contributions and discussions will identify the continental specificities of visual studies, together with the field's main epistemological issues.

Open to the public without prior registration, subject to available places

consult and download the "Visual Studies" colloquium program