Nefret-iabet stela, 4th Dynasty, 2590-2565 BC, Musée du Louvre, Paris, E 15591, Photo: Lanmas / Alamy Stock Foto

Multimodal analysis is an emerging research field, with more open questions than clear answers or fully established concepts (and methodologies). At the same time, it is a promising and exciting field that makes possible many interdisciplinary approaches, methods, and opportunities for collaboration. The conference aims at promoting this kind of exchange across disciplinary borders and brings together experts from various disciplines working on text-image compositions from empirical, methodological, and / or theoretical perspectives. The goal is to discuss the definition and theoretical analysis of the diachronic and cultural (in)variance of such text-image compositions as well as the semiotic principles of their organization.

Researchers from Ancient Studies (Classics, Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies), Precolumbian Studies, Sinology, Linguistics, Media and Communication Studies, Visual Studies, and Semiotics will examine topics such as the multimodality of graphic communication, the specificity of logographic writing systems, as well as the role of iconicity and indexicality in semiotic processes. In addition to the discussion of individual aspects of research, space for discussion about the applicability of theories and models to other disciplines is also provided within the conference.

The conference comprises three main subject areas:

  • Iconicity and indexicality in visual communication systems
  • Analysis of text-image compositions in individual languages
  • Theory of text-image composition.

 

For registration please contact: Lisa Seelau (lisa.seelau@web.de).

Program

26.7.2017
13:00 - 14:00
Registration
14:00 - 14:30
Welcome and Introduction
14:30 - 15:15
Winfried NöthPontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
15:15 - 16:00
Frederik StjernfeltAalborg Universitet København, Denmark
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:15
Aleksandra LapčićHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
17:15 - 18:00
Dominik BonatzFreie Universität Berlin
27.7.2017
09:30 - 10:15
Marian OlechUniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
10:15 - 11:00
Daniel A. WerningExcellence Cluster Topoi
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15
Orly GoldwasserHebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Annick PayneUniversität Bern, Schweiz
12:15 - 13:00
Frank KammerzellHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
13:00 - 14:15
Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:00
Simon ThuaultUniversité Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France
15:00 - 15:45
John BainesUniversity of Oxford, United Kingdom
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:00
Agnieszka HamannUniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
17:00 - 17:45
Gordon WhittakerGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen
17:45 - 18:30
Viola KönigStiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
19:30 - 22:00
Conference Dinner
28.7.2017
09:30 - 10:15
Niv AllonThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
10:15 - 11:00
Elisabeth Günther geb. LöserFreie Universität Berlin
11:00 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00
Ellen FrickeTechnische Universität Chemnitz
12:00 - 12:45
Klaus Sachs-HombachEberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45
Gunther KressUniversity College London, United Kingdom
14:45 - 15:30
Hartmut StöcklUniversität Salzburg, Austria
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45
John A. BatemanUniversität Bremen
16:45 - 17:30
Rebecca Eugénie DöhlHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Silvia KutscherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
17:30 - 18:00
Final Discussion