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.

(In this programme, you can find links to recordings of previous talks if the speaker has agreed for the talk to be recorded)

  • 15th October 2021 Dylan Yamada-Rice, Manchester Metropolitan University/ Dubit, UK.

Children’s interactive story-telling in Virtual Reality

To watch the recorded talk, see here:

  • 29th October 2021 Mia Heikkilä, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.  

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

To watch the recorded talk, see here:

  • 12th November 2021 Judith Green, University of California, Santa Barbara

Interactional ethnography and multimodality: Issues of epistemology, logic of enquiry and analysis

The pre-recorded talk: 

The live session: introduction start-05:18; discussion 1:05:36 end  (the live session also included a sharing of the pre-recorded talk, but to enjoy the best quality, it’s better to go to the original one)

  • 26th November 2021 Charles Forceville, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Relevance: The Key Principle of All Communication 

To read the abstract and attend the talk, register here:

  • 10th  December 2021 Linnéa Stenliden, Linköping University, Sweden.  

Visual storytelling and students’ multimodal knowledge sharing in school: Spatial repertoires and semiotic assemblages.

To watch the recorded talk, see here:

  • 14th January 2022 John Bateman (University of Bremen) and Arianna Maiorani (Loughborough University)

The Kinesemiotic Body: an empirical approach to investigating the multimodal discourse organization of dance

To watch the recorded talk see here:

MULTIMODALITY TALKS Series is organised by The UCL Visual and Multimodal Research Forum, the University of Leeds Multimodality@Leeds and Insulander/Svärdemo Åberg at the Department of Education, Stockholm University. 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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