Call: 7th Budapest Visual Learning Conference – Virtual, Visual, Veridical

Call for Abstracts

7th Budapest Visual Learning Conference
November 11–12, 2016


How do the visual and the virtual relate to each other, what are the relationships between image and truth? How can the visual be veridical, and how is the really real reflected by virtual reality? How are images handed down, and what do traditions amount to in the network age?

Invited speakers:
James E. Katz (Boston University)
Petra Aczél (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Zoltán Kövecses (Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest)
Philipp Stoellger (Universität Heidelberg)
Kristóf Nyíri (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Conference to take place in Budapest, November 11–12, 2016. Conference organized by the Visual Learning Lab, Department of Technical Education, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (

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
  • resemblance, representation, reality
  • image and language
  • images and media theory
  • visual rhetoric
  • pictorial meaning
  • pictorial communication — visual imagery
  • visual intelligence
  • the visual mind
  • the image problem in the history of philosophy
  • visual argument
  • scientific visualization
  • visualization and higher education
  • images in the network age

A slot of altogether 30 minutes is planned for each presentation.

The selected papers will be published as an ISBN publication in the series Visual Learning (Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften) as well as in the on-line journal Opus et Educatio.

Submission of abstracts (max. 200 words) and short biographical statements (max. 100 words) by August 16, 2016. Please send your submissions to Those submitting abstracts will be notified of the decision concerning acceptance by August 31, 2016.

The conference venue (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudósok körútja 2, Bld. Q, Wing A) is located near downtown Budapest.

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