Elisabetta Adami (University of Leeds School of Languages, Cultures and Societies), Sophia Diamantopoulou (UCL Institute of Education), Eva Insulander and Eva Svärdemo Åberg (Stockholm University, Dept. of Education) are pleased to invite you to a series of jointly organized talks on multimodality.

MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines. Multimodality draws attention to how meaning is made through the combined use of semiotic resources such as gesture, speech, face expression, body movement and proxemics, (still and moving) image, objects, sound and music, writing, colour, layout, and the built environment.

The seminars will be running 12.00-13.30 GMT (13.00-14:30 CET) online on Zoom. Use the registration link to register and attend the talk.

3rd December 2020 Prof. Rodney Jones, University of Reading, UK

The invasion of the body snatcher: Synthetic embodiment and metalinguistic entanglement on TikTok

Watch the recording of the talk here.

10th December 2020 Dr Ibrahim Seray, UCL, UK

Communication and non speaking children with physical disabilities: The issue of recognition

Watch the recording of the talk here

17th December 2020 Dr Carl Smith, Ravensbourne University London, UK

The Multimodality of Contextology, Double Consciousness and Holotechnica

Watch the recording of the talk here

8th January 2021 Dr Ali Reza Majlesi, Stockholm University, Sweden

Agency and joint activities with people with late-stage dementia

Watch the recording of the talk here.

22nd  January 2021   Professor Øystein Gilje, University of Oslo, Norway and Professor Henning Fjørtoft, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Assessment practices of multimodal compositions

Watch the recording of the talk here. (Passcode: s2*.Pvnz)

5th February 2021 Professor Staffan Selander and Dr Eva Insulander, Stockholm University, Sweden

Knowledge representations and re-designs in museum contexts

Watch the recording of the talk here. (Passcode: q229$r&t)

19th February 2021   Dr Janina Wildfeuer, University of Groningen, Netherlands

From comics strips to serious games: Notes about the multimodal complexity of first-aid instructions

Watch the recording of the talk here: (Passcode: 479675)

5th March 2021 Professor Yiqiong Zang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China

The same pandemic, different “PanMeMic”: The same pandemic, different “PanMeMic”: COVID-19 in Chinese and American university websites

Watch the recording of the talk here.

26th March 2021 Professor Kobus Marais, The University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

The multimodality of translation in precolonial African contexts

Watch the recording of the talk here

16th April 2021 CANCELLED

Professor Mia Heikkilä, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

A multimodal, gender analysis of the ‘kitchen corner’ in early childhood education settings – a place for reproduction of gender stereotypes

30th April 2021 Professor Carey Jewitt, UCL Institute of Education, UK

InTouch: Digital touch communication

Watch the recording of the talk here

14th May 2021 Dr Najma Al Zidjaly, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Covid-19 WhatsApp Stickers as Public Signs in Oman

Watch the recording of the talk here

28th May 2021 Professor Anders Björkvall, Örebro University, Sweden & Orla Vigsø, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The Semiotics of Destruction of Election Posters

Watch the recording of the talk here

4th June 2021 Professor Kay O’Halloran, University of Liverpool, UK

A Multimodal Approach to Big Data Analytics

Watch the recording of the talk here

18th June 2021 Dr Chiao-I Tseng, University of Bremen, Germany & Dr Emilia Djonov, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Discourse Semantics of Time and Transmedia Narratives for Children

Watch the recording of the talk here

MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is organised by The UCL Visual and Multimodal Research Forum, the University of Leeds Multimodality@Leeds and the University of Stockholm History of Education and Sociology of Education – Department. It is conceived of working as a tandem with the Bremen-Groningen Online Workshops on Multimodality to make the best of the online format to offer multiple chances for sharing research and stimulating discussions on multimodality worldwide.

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