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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

CVAC AGM (Virtual Zoom Meeting)

26th June 2020, 13:15 to 16:30, Holgate, Grey College, Durham University

To celebrate another year of activities at the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, please join us for a day of presentations and discussion on topics including photography, exhibitions and architecture.

CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS AND CULTURE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Futures of Visual Culture

26 June 2020

Zoom Link To Follow


To celebrate another year of activities at the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, please join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussion on topics including photography, history and art.



1.30–1.45
MIKE CRANG Interim CVAC Director CVAC’s activities report

1.50–2.10
JENNIFER RICHARDS Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature, Newcastle University Doing Interdisciplinarity

2.15–2.35
HARRIET PALFREYMAN Medical Historian, University of Manchester Surgery, Art and the Production of Modern Bodies

2.40–3.00

CHRISTINA RIGGS Professor (History of Visual Culture), Durham University Photography, History, and Empire at the British Museum Treasures of Tutankhamun Exhibition, 1972

3.05–3.25
ROWAN BROWN CEO, Museums Northumberland Abandoning the Blockbuster and Exploring our Identity through a Collectionscentered Approach

3.30–3.50
SARAH STANIFORTH Trustee, Science Museum Group Conservation and the Environment: Where Arts Meets Science

3.55–4.15
BREAKOUT GROUPS Discuss ideas for the coming year

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.