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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

CALL FOR PAPERS: Visual Intersections V: Virtual Summer School

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Visual Intersections 5
Virtual Summer School
Week of the 21st of June 2021

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and the Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture presents the fifth in a series of Summer Schools which brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture. We welcome proposals from early career researchers working in a wide range of disciplines, including art, history, anthropology, philosophy, literary studies, archaeology, sociology, chemistry, physics and psychology, among others, whose work is connected to the study of visual phenomena. The 2021 summer school will be held online and will continue to stimulate interactive and engaging discussions, presentations and workshops within a virtual format.
We invite proposals for 1 hour workshops focused on academic development and visual research skills or 15 minute presentations on any aspect of visual culture tailored towards one of the 6 panels listed below:
1. (Audio) Visual Methods in Humanities & the Social Sciences
2. Curation and Representation
3. Landscapes and Experiences
4. Visual and Material Evidence in Historical Practice
5. Visual Culture in Sciences and Technology
6. Methodological Adaptations and Research Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The summer school provides an open and welcoming intellectual space in which postgraduate and early career researchers can explore current issues in visual culture. The presentations will be complemented by plenary lectures and workshops aimed at enhancing visual research and methodological skills.
Application Process
The closing date for proposals is the 22nd of February 2021. Please submit:
• An abstract of no more than 250 words, including 5 keywords (please specify which of the 6 panels
you have chosen)
• A one-page CV
Submissions and queries should be directed to visualintersections@gmail.com. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission via e-mail after the closing date. Applicants who were accepted for the postponed summer school will be automatically accepted if they still wish to participate in Visual Intersections 5.
For more information on the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, please refer to our website https://www.dur.ac.uk/cvac.

Contact visualintersections@gmail.com for more information about this event.