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Coming soon:

Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures

Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield, & Crystal Abidin


Under contract with Polity (Digital Media and Society series), due to be published in 2019.

More information to come; follow @polityinstabook for the latest…

Related publications
Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2018). ‘Visualising the ends of identity: pre-birth and post-death on Instagram’. Information, Communication & Society. 21(1), pp. 30-45. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1259343

Tim Highfield (2017). ‘Social TV and depictions of community on social media: Instagram
and Eurovision fandom’. In P. Messaris & L. Humphreys (Eds.), Digital Media: Transformations in human communication (second edition). Peter Lang, pp. 156-165. [pre-print PDF]

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2016). ‘Instagrammatics and digital methods: studying visual social media, from selfies and GIFs to memes and emoji’. Communication Research and Practice, 2(1), pp. 47-62. doi:10.1080/22041451.2016.1155332

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2015). ‘A methodology for mapping Instagram hashtags’. First Monday, 20(1).  [online]

Related talks
Tim Highfield (2017) ‘Instagrammatics, visual social media, and digital methods’, keynote for University of Amsterdam Digital Methods Initiative Summer School. 26 June 2017.

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Imagining the Ends of Identity: Birth and Death on Instagram’. IR16: Digital Imaginaries, Phoenix, October 2015. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2015). ‘Visual social media and digital methods: Instagrammatics and beyond’. ANZCA conference, Queenstown, July 2015. [slides]

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘TRISMA and Instagrammatics: Framing and balancing big data for humanities research’. The Social Life of Big Data 2015 symposium, Perth, June 2015. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Instagramming the ends of identity: Pre-birth and post-death identity practices mapped via the #ultrasound and #funeral hashtags’. ICA Mobile preconference, San Juan, May 2015. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Depicting social television on Instagram: Visual social media, participation, and audience experiences of #sbseurovision’. International Communication Association (ICA) conference, San Juan, May 2015. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2015). Visual social media: Instagrammatics and beyond. Digging the Data – ANZCA preconference, Sydney, 17 April 2015

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2014). ‘Mapping the ends of identity on Instagram’. Paper presented at ANZCA conference, Melbourne, 9-11 July 2014. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2014). ‘A methodology for mapping Instagram hashtags’. Paper presented at Digital Humanities Australasia conference, Perth, 17-21 March 2014. [slides via Tama Leaver]