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Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to share with you the Call for Papers for the Fourteenth International Conference on The Image, to be hosted by the University of San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain, 15-16 November 2023.
The Image Research Network is brought together around a shared interest in the nature and function of image making and images. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

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The International Conference on The Image attracts participants from all over the world. Our Program Development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive conference experience, with session types and programming explicitly designed to make the most of both online and place-based social knowledge processes.

Special Focus

Images Do Not Represent Us, They Create Us:
The Image and its Transforming Power

In addition to the annual special focus, we invite proposals addressing one of the following themes.

In-Person + Online

You can present and/or attend as an In-Person or Online Only delegate. Our model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the CGScholar Event microsite, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends. 

With this step-by-step guide, you can get an insight into the new phases pre/during/post-conference of the conference experience.

Social Events 

Pre-Conference Zaragoza Walking Tour

Located on the banks of the river Ebro is Zaragoza. The city founded by Augustus, the first Roman emperor in history. It was a muslim delight in the Middle Ages, when it was the capital of a prosperous independent emirate. At the dawn of the Modern Age it was known as "The Hispanic Florence" for its large number of Renaissance palaces. During the walking tour in Zaragoza you'll enjoy beautiful squares and be also fascinated by cathedrals and temples. You'll see the Roman walls of the city, the winding and medieval streets of its historic center such as its magnificent cathedrals.

Case Study Day: Visit to the Image Center

The case study will consist of a visit to the photography school called Centro de la Imagen in Zaragoza. Officially, the Centro de la Imagen was founded on June 1, 2022, but the dream of a photography academy started much earlier.

The Image Conference Pop-Up Exhibition

The International Conference on The Image invites conference participants to submit artistic work for entry to the Conference Pop-Up Exhibition (In-Person and Online). Entries are invited that address the exhibition focus, "Images Do Not Represent Us, They Create Us: The Image and its Transforming Power". Entries are welcome in the following areas: 1) Visual artworks—photography, prints, drawings, paintings, 2) Short films or videos, 3) Screen-based computer or net art.

Companion Journal

All presenters are also encouraged to submit their papers to the companion journal, The International Journal of the ImageFind out more about the journal and submission process.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

Upcoming Proposal

& Registration Dates
Upcoming Proposal Deadline
Early 15 April 2023
Upcoming Registration Deadlines
Early 15 May 2023
Regular 15 October 2023

Submit a proposal by 15 April 2023


Dr. Pilar Irala-Hortal
Conference Chair
Professor and Researcher, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain

Dr. Cátia Rijo

Research Network Chair
Vice President of Higher School of Education of Lisbon, Lisbon Polytechnic, Coordinator of the Visual Arts and Technologies Degree, DesignLab4U Founder

Dr. Phillip Kalantzis-Cope
Chief Social Scientist
Common Ground Research Networks, United States

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