Call: Visual Learning: Emotion – Expression – Explanation (Budapest, November 2013)

Call for papers


Conference to take place in Budapest, November 15-16, 2013

Conference organized by the Visual Learning Lab, Department of Technical Education,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics. (

Speakers will include:

Petra Aczel
David Freedberg
James E. Katz
Zoltan Kovecses
Sybille Kraemer

Contributions are invited from educational, communication, and media theorists, philosophers, linguists, psychologists, and other interested scholars on the following and related topics:

  • educational theory and visual learning
  • images, aesthetics, art history
  • images and media theory
  • metaphor and emotion
  • images in psychotherapy
  • visual rhetoric
  • pictorial meaning
  • pictorial communication
  • visual imagery
  • visual intelligence
  • the visual mind
  • the image problem in the history of philosophy
  • resemblance, representation, reality
  • visual argument
  • scientific visualization
  • visualization and higher education
  • information visualization
  • image and language
  • image and creativity
  • images in the network age

A slot of altogether 35 minutes is planned for each presentation. We envisage an ensuing volume of selected papers (vol. 4 in the series Visual Learning, ed. by Andras Benedek and Kristof Nyiri).

Submission of abstracts (max. 200 words) and short biographical statements (max. 100 words) by Aug. 15, 2013.  Please send your submissions simultaneously to Prof. Andras Benedek <> (Head, Department of Technical Education) and to Kristof Nyiri <> (Professor of Philosophy, Department of Technical Education). Those submitting abstracts will be notified of the decision concerning acceptance by Sept. 1, 2013.

No conference fees will be charged. Participants are encouraged to arrange their own accommodation. The conference venue (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudosok korutja 2, Bld. Q, Wing A) is located near downtown Budapest.


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