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Visual Resources is dedicated to the study of images and their use, within art, material culture, architectural history and cultural studies. Its aim is to provide readers with a critical theoretical framework for understanding images and visual information in contemporary society.

The journal is published 4 times a year, and includes both a rolling publishing scheme online and a printed version.

Main themes include: visual aesthetics; visual language; art history; digital art; iconography and iconology; museum and archive studies and curating.

With the changing editorial board, the journal is looking to prescribe a new set of concerns, and call for academics who would like to contribute their work for its future issues.

The study of images is a vast and complicated field of enquiry that looks to understand how changing modes of production, dissemination and consumption, (including changes to the aesthetics and materiality of images) transforms the politics of the image as well as their very definition and ontology. One of the key developments in the subject area, is a need to re-examine many of the definitions and assumptions of images, their use, their reception, their reading and their meaning.

The purpose of the upcoming issues, is to address such questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas between philosophy, media and communication studies, art-history and curating.

We welcome papers that critically examine and/or correspond with either of the following topics:

  • Iconology / Iconography
  • Digital Images
  • Images between art, design and science
  • Images and metaphor
  • The aesthetics of digital images
  • Interdisciplinary image history
  • Images of / in VR/ AR/ XR
  • Interdisciplinary histories of art, design and technology
  • Media archaeology and images
  • Architectural Imagination
  • Image materiality / virtuality
  • Images and politics of dissmination
  • Images and politics of production
  • Images and contemporary culture / art
  • Visual language

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Submission Instructions

Abstract of 300-400 words to be sent to: [email protected] or [email protected]

Abstracts accepted will be notified, and authors will be required to submit their full article (4500-6000 words) and this will go through a double blinded peer review process before accepted for final publication.

Full paper submissions should be submitted through Editorial Manager as per the Instructions for Authors.

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Why publish with Visual Resources?

  • Make a significant impact. Visual Resources is a well-established and highly respected journal that publishes scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality.
  • Grow your readership. The journal has wide, global readership.
  • Be an established author in your field. Essays published in Visual Resources aim to increase the recognition and appreciation of
    visual documentation.
  • Broaden your reach. The journal appeals to visual art scholars and practitioners, broadly defined.

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