Ninth International Conference on The Image, 3–4 November 2018, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR
Sixth International Conference on The Image, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Pop-Up Exhibition, Asterisk Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Parallel Session, Seventh International Conference on The Image, Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Ninth International Conference on The Image, 3–4 November 2018, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR

Founded in 2010, The Image Research Network is brought together around a shared interest in the nature and function of image making and images.


Annual Conference

The International Conference on the Image attendees include leaders in the field, as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.

Membership in the network is included with each conference registration.

Journals & Books

The Image Research Network supports a book imprint and a journal. Book proposals and article submissions which meet the specified requirements are then evaluated by qualified peers using a two way anonymous review process. If accepted in peer review, these works move through additional phases toward publication. To learn about the entire publication process for books or journals, please visit Learn More about the Book Publication Process or Learn More about the Article Publication Process.


The Image Research Network members have several opportunities for ongoing involvement. They can share video presentations of their scholarly work, apply to serve on the network's Advisory Board, participate as a Reviewer, and much more. In short, there are myriad chances for members to gain experience and bolster resumes. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on our conference, journal, and books as well as other news from the field.

Research Network Chairs

Cátia Rijo

Cátia Rijo

Founder, DesignLab4U; Assistant Professor, Education School of Lisbon, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Ana Maria Sedeño Valdellós

Ana Maria Sedeño Valdellós

Universidad de Málaga, España (Spanish)

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