Visual Politics Seminar Series

We run regular seminars, lectures and workshops within the Visual Politics Research Program

The majority of seminars can be heard on the UQ POLSIS YouTube and SoundCloud channels. If you would like more details, have any questions, or if you would like to present your own work please contact Prof Roland Bleiker at

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Professor Roland Bleiker

Visual Security Studies: Sights and Spectacles of Insecurity and War

29 April 2021 6:00pm
Presented by Prof Juha Vuori & Dr Rune Saugmann (Tampere University)

Visualising Human Rights

15 April 2021 6:00pm
Presented by Prof Jane Lydon (UWA)

Seeing Politics: Film, Visual Method, and International Relations

18 March 2021 6:00pm
Presented by Prof Sophie Harman (Queen Mary University)

Sensible Politics: Visualizing International Relations

25 February 2021 6:00pm
Presented by Prof William A. Callahan (LSE)

The Visual Politics of Populism

18 October 2019 4:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Benjamin Moffitt (Australian Catholic University)

Filming the Chilean Plebiscite: Trauma and Resistance in Pablo Larraín’s No

20 September 2019 4:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Dr Marguerite La Caze (UQ)

Dream Painting and the De-Territorialisation of Democratic Politics

26 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Lola Frost (King's College London)

Machine Vision and Security Knowledge

23 November 2018 4:00pm5:00pm
Presenter: Rune Saugman (Tampere)

Visual Methods Workshop for PhD scholars/ECRs

6 November 2018 3:00pm5:00pm
Presenter: Professor Debbie Lisle (Belfast)

Visual Reflections on European Migration

5 November 2018 3:30pm5:00pm
Presenter: Professor Debbie Lisle (Belfast)

Visuality, Creativity and the Political Roundtable in Honour of Alex Danchev

2 November 2018 4:00pm5:30pm
Presenters: Professor James Der Derian (Sydney), A/Prof Sally Butler (UQ) Dr Rune Saugmann (Tampere), Dr Shine Choi (Massey), Dr Emma Hutchison (UQ), Federica Caso (UQ) and others

New Computational Methods for Visual Politics

24 October 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Presenter: Dr Dan Angus (UQ)

Images of the Sacred: How Emotions Shape Beliefs about Supernatural Narratives

19 October 2018 4:00pm5:00pm
Presenter: Dr Charlotte Rose Millar (UQ)

Inside the DMZ: Rethinking Korean Security Through Visual Autoethnography

5 October 2018 4:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Professor Roland Bleiker, UQ. 

Pacific Theatre of Documentary

29 August 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Presenters: Professor Gillian Whitlock (UQ)

Australian Indigenous Art and Political Protest

12 October 2016 4:00pm5:00pm
Associate Professor Sally Butler, UQ

The public display of violence and the case of the Islamic State

30 September 2016 12:00pm1:00pm
Ms Simone Molin Friis, University of Copenhagen

Humanitarian Photography and International Organizations

7 September 2016 4:00pm5:30pm
Professor Davide Rodogno, Graduate Institute Geneva