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.

If you would like to present your work at our series, please send a title, abstract and short biosketch to: and 

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.

First semester:

14th October 2022
9:30-11:00 BST
Prof Theo van Leeuwen
Organizational semiotics: practices and products
To attend the talk, please register here
28th October 2022Prof Martin Engebretsen, University of Agder, Norway
Studying data visualization as a social and semiotic practice
To attend the talk, please register here
11th November 2022
12:00-12:30 GMT
Prof Bessie Mitsikopoulou,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Digital Media in Foreign Language Education
To attend the talk, please register here
25th November 2022Prof. Lisa Björlund Boistrup, Malmö University, Sweden
Multimodality and mathematisation: Different communicational resources in relation to mathematisations within and outside the mathematics classroom
To attend the talk please register here
9th December 2022Dr. Sumin Zhao & Chris Cummins, University of Edinburgh, UK
Arguing with numbers in digital multimodal dialogue
To attend the talk, please register here

*Talks for the second semester TBA soon…

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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