SCOS News 2022!

SCOS Conference 2022 & other newsy things

Dear All
First, the really good news, the SCOS 2022 conference website is now up and running and will be accepting abstracts very soon!  Get cracking for Krakow! Join Scossy and his friends!

The theme is ‘stranger’ – and I’m guessing we can all relate to that in these strange times.

Two other important items, the first with a tight timetable:

Call for Papers EGOS 2022
Sub-theme 65: Visual studies and seeing the unnoticed in organizations

This sub-theme aims to bring together researchers interested in deepening and broadening our understanding of the visual in organization studies. It asks how can we identify productive ways through which visual and discursive research can intersect, towards affording visual methods a more equitable standing in the field? We are extremely pleased to announce that Prof Emma Bell has agreed to deliver an opening address and that Prof Sam Warren and A/Prof Harriet Short will deliver a visual pattern analysis workshop in our sub-theme.

Contributions are invited that either: outline current visual organizational research; or advance conceptual or methodological understanding of why and how to see the unnoticed and unspoken in organization. Please consider presenting you research visually, for example through visual storytelling, video essay, photographic installation, collage, illustration, or material artefacts.

Possible questions that submissions might address include, but are not limited to:

In which ways can visual approaches explore beauty, imperfection or ugliness in organizing?
What novel and unexpected insights can visual research create, and what new theorizing does it facilitate?

What specific concepts, practices and processes are involved in a visual organizational project, including how research participants are engaged (e.g. in co-production) and how to communicate the outcomes of visual organizational research?
How can visual methods enable us to see through organizational logics and discourses, and which everyday organizational phenomena have so far gone unnoticed and how might they be illuminated?

How might visual approaches further shift the gaze in the field to see organizational intersubjectivities in more pluralistic, non-binary, inclusive ways?
What aesthetics, embodiments and affects are experienced in (co-)production of visual research, and how can they be consciously articulated?

How can visual approaches decolonize and/or empower disenfranchised groups in organizational research? In which ways can visual approaches be used to shine light on taken-for-granted discourses and expose problematic organizational histories (e.g. colonization, imperialism, oppression, exploitation, fraud, etc.)?

In what ways can methodologies draw on visual materials, multimodal texts and other artifacts, and how might such approaches be used to make sense of, or give sense to organizational narratives?
How might alternative conceptual lenses inform and refocus our development of visual methods?

(; Maria Laura Toraldo (

hesitate to reach out to us: Tim Butcher (; Juliette Koning

The full call for papers can be found on the EGOS Vienna 2022 website:


Info about the Copenhagen conference special issue:

Yours in haste


SCOS Membership secretary