Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 Conference, Lisbon, October 7-9

Stereo and Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference aims to bring together researchers, artists and archivists working visual media renowned for their stereoscopic and/or immersive features.

Stereo and immersive media environments have been providing an expanded field for photographic media since the 19th century.

The recent revival of interest in stereo and immersive technologies has set an opportunity to research its historical roots and also the present-day challenges to visual culture.

Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference will present in its opening plenary session the final results of the research project Stereo Visual Culture dedicated to the first national study of stereo photography in Portugal.

The conference venue, the National Archive of Torre do Tombo, will host the exhibition ‘The Third Image — Stereoscopic Photography in Portugal and the Desire for 3D’, presenting the main authors, themes and compositions from 31 stereo collections of 9 national Portuguese archives and museums.

This conference welcomes a diversity of approaches and topics that may contribute to the critical understanding of stereo and immersive media today. Suggested research topics for contributions include:

  • Stereoscopic photography
  • Stereo photography, archival and curatorial practices
  • Immersive cinematic media
  • Scientific stereoscopic practices
  • Immersive media art installations
  • Video games and augmented realities
  • Haptic and visual media cultures

Submitted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN number.

Full papers will be handed in after the conference in order
to reflect conference discussions. All submissions will be subject to a double peer-review process.

Best papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts:

Keynote Speakers

Denis Pellerin
Specialist in stereo photography and author of La Photographie Stéréoscopique sous le Seconde Empire and Diableries. Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell.
Emília Tavares
New Media and Photography Curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, researcher and art critic.
Maria Teresa Cruz
Specialist in Media Aesthetics, Media Art Theory and Cultural Techniques.
Oliver Grau
Specialist in Immersive Media. Author of Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion.

The conference is organised by the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and by the Research Center CICANT.

The conference includes a special guided tour to the conservation and restoration areas of National Archive of Torre do Tombo where historical and rare photographic documents will be presented.


Abstracts of between 200 and 300 words for presentations of around 20 minutes should be submitted, along with a brief biography.



Abstracts submission: August 21 (first call) / September 7 (second call)
Notification: August 31 (first call) / September 11 (second call)
Draft submission: October 1

  • Full papers submission for publication: November 10
  • The official languages of the conference are English, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Further inquiries should be sent to:

Support and Partners

Universidade Lusófona
Universidade Lusófona do Porto

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