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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

New Research on Women's Suffrage: A Centennial Picture

14th November 2018, 17:00 to 20:00, Education Centre, Palace Green, University of Durham

To mark 100 years since the first general in which women could exercise the right to vote granted to some of them under the 1918 Representation of the People Act, we welcome two leading researchers to Durham. This event will hear about their work, with archival and visual sources, to illuminate the campaigns for and consequence of women’s suffrage.

Dr. Sumita Mukherjee is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Bristol and an alumna of Durham’s History Department. Her book Indian Suffragettes: Female Identities and Transnational Networks was published with Oxford University Press in 2018, with research undertaken during an AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship between 2015 and 2017.

Dr. Mari Takayangi is Senior Archivist at the UK’s Parliamentary Archives. She is currently the joint project manager of the Vote 100 Project, marking the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK (, and co-curator of the ‘Voice and Vote’ exhibition in Westminster Hall.

The event is free and open to all, including the general public and forms part of the events held across the UK to mark Parliament Week 2018. It is hosted by the Durham University’s Department of History and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC), with a community reception supported by DU’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit.

Please use this booking form to sign up.