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08–10 November 2017

  University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Espace Louis-Agassiz 1, R.N. 02, R.N. 04, R.N. 08


In November 2017, the Universities of Neuchâtel, Zurich and Bern in Switzerland will host the first international conference to focus specifically on visual communication in/about new media. The conference is part of the SNF-funded project "What's up Switzerland?".


We are delighted to announce that the following prominent scholars have agreed to make keynote presentations. Each of these people is an established expert in the broadly conceived field of “digital discourse” studies, all of whom deal with the ways digital communication functions as a multimodal phenomenon.

Rodney Jones

Professor of Sociolinguistics and New Media, Reading University, England; webpage

Gudrun Ledegen

Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Rennes 2, France; webpage

The keynote presentation of Gudrun Ledegen had to be cancelled due to reasons of serious ill health.

Sirpa Leppänen

Professor of Discourse Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; webpage

Hartmut Stöckl

Professor of English and Applied Linguistics, University of Salzburg, Austria; webpage



University of Neuchâtel        University of Zurich 



Our poster

Poster ViNM2017


Practical information

VINM2017_practical_information.pdf (962.63 KB)