to the website of the research area 'Visual Studies in the Social Sciences'! Here you may find information on projects, publications and teaching within the field of Visual Studies in the Social Sciences at the University of Vienna.



Lecture Gerhard Paul "The Visual History of War on October 4 2017, 18:00

The research group is happy to welcome Gerhard Paul in Vienna. As an opener to the conference "War of Pictures", the founder of Visual History will hold a lecture on the Visual History of war. Further information and abstract

Conference "War of Pictures 1945-1955", October 4-6 2017

From October 4-6, the Institute of Communication will host a conference on the topic of press photography in the period of Austria's occupation with various international experts. Information and programme

Teaching in the winter term 2017

The members of the research area offer a variety of courses and lectures in the field of visual studies in the winter term 2017. You may find them listed here.

New research project 'Visual Political Storytelling'

We are happy to announce Karin Liebhart and Petra Bernhardt's grant for the project "The Austrian Presidential Elections 2016: Visual Political torytelling" given by the Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank commencing in February 2017. The researchers reviewed the election campaign beforehand in the online magazine UNI:VIEW. Link to the article.

Publication of special journal issue 'Bildhandeln und Visuelle Politik'

We are happy to announce the publication of the edition 2/2016 of the ÖZS on the topic "Bildhandeln und Visuelle Politik" (Edited by Roswitha Breckner and Andreas Pribersky). Find the articles here.