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The 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) aims to provide a platform for international scholars, educators and practitioners to share and discuss research, trends and implications of developments in the field of multimodality. The conference invites a range of interests and disciplines including Applied Linguistics, Education, Communication Studies, Museum Studies, Engineering, Commerce, Health Sciences, Film and Media, English, and Art to present on themes which explore the designing, shaping, exploring and changing of multimodal landscapes.




South African Multimodality in Education (SAME) research team, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Middle Campus, Kramer Building


7th – 9th December 2016

We envisage a broad interpretation of the theme ‘Multimodal Landscapes’ with sub themes divided into research, pedagogy and practice. The conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers that consider a multimodal approach towards the research areas identified below. The list is, however, not intended to be limiting.

  • Communication and identity
  • Technology and digital access
  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Change and transformation
  • Signs and signage in space and place
  • Framing and frameworks
  • Materiality and artefacts

Queries can be sent to samultimodality@gmail.com

Submit a 300 word abstract at http://8icom.co.za/abstracts.html

Abstracts should reach the conference organisers by

FIRST CALL 16th April 2016  

Feedback on the review of abstracts was provided on May 30th, 2016.

SECOND CALL  1st June 2016

Feedback on the review of abstracts will be provided on June 30th, 2016

THIRD CALL  16th July 2016

Feedback on the review of abstracts will be provided on August 31st , 2016

For more information please visit www.8icom.co.za