Full description: 1st International Workshop on Visual Research for Doctoral Students

10th September 2015
Aula 1 (ground floor), Via Cesarotti, 10/12
FISPPA Department, University of Padova (Italy)

Welcome to the First International Workshop on Visual Research, organised by Annalisa Frisina from the University of Padua and Valentina Anzoise from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) and the Doctoral School in Social Sciences (University of Padua) in cooperation with the International Sociological Association Working Group on Visual Sociology (ISA-WG03) http://www.isa-sociology.org/wg03.htm

The International Workshop on Visual Research is addressed to doctoral students in the areas of human and social sciences, and it is intended to deepen the understanding of the contribution visual research can offer to PhD projects and programs.

The workshop will be entirely held in English and will be divided into two main parts:
The first session will be a keynote lecture by Prof. Wendy Luttrell from the City University of New York (CUNY), USA. Wendy Luttrell is an American sociologist internationally recognized for the scientific contribution she has given in particular to the development of Sociology of Education and of Public Sociology, as well as to the use of visual and collaborative methods.

In the afternoon, a second session will be dedicated to the presentation and discussion of visual research conducted as part of the PhD thesis. This will be based on 3 case studies and will be coordinated by the ISA Working Group on Visual Sociology (WG03).

Both sessions are designed to offer doctoral students the opportunity to meet with internationally recognized scholars actively engaged in the development of visual and public sociology. It will allow students time to critically discuss the different approaches and techniques these methods rely on, and the theoretical and methodological challenges they raise.

The day will close with a final debate, moderated by Prof. Mario Cardano and Prof. Roberta Sassatelli, from the Doctoral School of Milan-Turin. The PhD students attending will be invited to briefly present their research topics, and discuss the potential opportunities and limitations of the visual and collaborative research methods they are using (or they might consider to use).