Multimodality Talk Series 2024: Conversations with Multimodality

Multimodality Talk Series is a joint initiative for researchers across the world who are interested in multimodality. It aims to provide a platform for dialogue for advancing multimodal research across disciplines. Multimodality draws attention to how meaning is made through the combined use of semiotic resources such as gesture, speech, face expression, body movement and proxemics, (still and moving) image, objects, sound and music, writing, colour, layout, and the built environment.

This international series of talks is organised by The UCL Visual and Multimodal Research Forum, the University of Leeds Multimodality@Leeds and Karolinska Institutet, Unit of Teaching and Learning. It is conceived of working as a tandem with the Bremen-Groningen Online Workshops on Multimodality to make the best of the online format to offer multiple chances for sharing research and stimulating discussions on multimodality worldwide.

In 2024 the series will experiment a new format as Conversations with Multimodality. We have invited speakers from outside the field whose work relates to multimodal aspects of communication. Their key speech will be commented on by two discussants with relevant expertise in multimodality. The topics for this year’s sessions will be: AI, interculturality, health communication/education, and museums.