Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS)

IMS is an interdisciplinary research centre that takes a broad media-oriented perspective on questions of narration, meaning making, learning, and truthfulness in art and communication.
IMS responds to the challenges of mediatized society and develops foundational concepts of mediation. Most of our research is organised around four clusters: IMS Green, IMS News, IMS Memory, and IMS Literacy.
IMS was founded by Lars Elleström.

Our Research Profile, Clusters and Projects

Intermediality and multimodality are concepts that describe an experience of media as transforming and mixing in different ways. At Linnaeus University Centre (Lnuc) for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS), we study intermedial and multimodal aspects of media in relation to our four core themes: Meaning Making, Narration, Learning, and Truthfulness. We also strive to address the societal challenges of a mediatized society via four clusters: IMS Green, IMS News, IMS Memory, and IMS Literacy.

Events and Calendar

IMS regularly organises conferences, research workshops, research seminars and popular talks (our Media Impact series). For most events, it is possible to participate for free via zoom.

You can find more information about our upcoming events in the calendar below. Full details about an event (title of presentation, abstract etc), are typically uploaded ca. a week before the event.

Our Researchers

Find contact details and read interviews with our researchers and affiliates.

Our Publications

IMS researchers register their publications in the database DiVA. You can find different short cuts to publications in DiVA below.


At IMS, we are always open to opportunities for collaboration. Below are a few examples of collaborations we are either currently involved in, or have been involved with in the past.

IMS Media: Interviews, Lectures, and More

Media Impact Webinars

Here you can watch a few of our recorded popular talks. To see more videos, visit our YouTube page.

Study With Us

At Linnaeus University, we offer a range of courses at bachelor's or master's level which deal with intermedial or multimodal theory and analysis. Most courses are free for EU citizens and some can be studied online.

IMS on Social Media

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You can also find short videos where IMS researchers present their research, projects or publications on our YouTube channel.

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