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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University promotes interdisciplinary research on visual culture, which is defined in a generous manner and encompasses work on the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and the natural sciences. It fosters collaborations both within the University and with other institutions, including museums and galleries and cinemas.

Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships: Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture
Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships: Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture
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During the course of this film, the Director of the Programme, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova explains the various components of the programme, with current PhD students commenting on the values of each of the distinct parts of the course and the training that this programme offers. This programme provides collaborative, interdisciplinary training in Visual Culture.

Our Forthcoming Events

A Research Conversation on Aesthetic Perception

27th February 2019, 12:00 to 16:00, Birley Room, Hatfield College

This research conversation explores methodological approaches to the study of aesthetic perception and aesthetics across literary and visual culture studies, anthropology, history, and philosophy. What role do the senses play in shaping our understanding of the past? What is the relationship between aesthetic perception and the recognition of race, gender, and other forms of difference? How can we historicize ephemeral experiences and sensations? And what is the relationship between the form and the content of intellectual inquiry?

12-12.30: Lunch

12.30-12.45: Introduction and welcome, Zoë Roth (MLAC)

12.45-13.00: “Historicising the Eye: Norms and Deviations in Taste”, Tom Stammers (History)

13.00-13.15: “Smelling Images, Scenting Race”, Zoë Roth

13.15-13.30: Refreshments

13.30-13.45: “For the Love of Form: Provocations on the Philosophical Aesthetics of Iris Murdoch”, Claire Mac Cumhaill (Philosophy)

13.45-3.00: Questions/discussion/round-up

There is no charge for this event. To register, please contact Eris Williams Reed at no later than Thursday 21st February 2019.

Contact for more information about this event.