International Society for Intermedial Studies

International Society for Intermedial Studies was founded in 1996. Intermedial studies focuses on interrelationships between art forms and media. These relations are viewed in a general cultural context and apply to art forms in the broadest sense. The aim of the Society is to promote intermedial research and postgraduate education by means of conferences, seminars and projects.


Anyone involved in intermedial research may become a member. Membership in the society is free of charges and involves no obligations. You become a member by joining our e-mail list. By doing so you will also get information about upcoming events.

We have members worldwide and as a member, you receive information regarding intermedial conferences and other activities of interest. And please, feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries.



Executive Board

Lars Elleström, Linnaeus University (chair)
Arild Fetveit, Copenhagen University
Anne Gjelsvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Lena Hopsch, Chalmers University of Technology
Chiel Kattenbelt, Utrecht University
Liliane Louvel, Poitiers University
Ágnes Pethö, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen, Aarhus University

Advisory Board

Siglind Bruhn, Ann Arbor
Claus Clüver, Bloomington
Nils Holger Petersen, Copenhagen
Irina Rajewsky, Berlin
Magdalena Wasilewska-Chmura, Krakow


Upcoming Conferences

Hangzhou Normal University, China, the autumn of 2018




Board Meeting 2016-04-04
Board Meeting 2015-04-15
Board Meeting 2014-03-24
Board Meeting 2011-12-12
Board Meeting 2010-11-02
Board Meeting 2008-12-05
Board Meeting 2007-10-04

General Assembly 2017-05-20
General Assembly 2015-04-17
General Assembly 2013-10-26
General Assembly 2012-12-05
General Assembly 2011-10-27
General Assembly 2009-10-22
General Assembly 2007-10-27 


Association of Adaptation Studies
Bremen Conferences on Multimodality
Center for Research on Intermediality
Centre for the Study of Visual and Literary Cultures in France
Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG)
Centre for Literary and Intercultural Studies
Centre for Multimodal Research
Comparative Arts Studies, Indiana University
Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies
Iconicity in Language and Literature
Innsbruck Media Studies
The International Association for Word and Music Studies
Intermediality in Theatre and Performance
Intermediality and Performance
Intermídia: Estudos sobre a Intermidialidade
International Association of Word and Image Studies, IAWIS
International Association for Word and Music Studies, WMA
Moving Images Research Group
Scottish Word and Image Group, SWIG
Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation