Professor of Art Véronique Plesch concluded her third term as president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies. At the association’s triennial conference in July in Lausanne, Switzerland, Plesch stepped down from the position she has fulfilled since 2008. She will continue serving on the association’s advisory board. Founded in July 1987, the International Association of Word and Image Studies / Association Internationale pour l’Etude des Rapports entre Texte et Image (IAWIS/AIERTI) seeks to foster the study of word and image relations in a general cultural context and especially in the arts in the broadest sense.