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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

CVAC Events Listing

Tuesday 19 November 2019

History Now! Temperance in the Town Hall: Drink, and Popular Petitioning in Victorian Durham

5:45pm, Gala Theatre, Durham, Richard Huzzey

Today, rival campaigns bombard MPs with e-petitions and e-mails, representing constituents’ views to Parliament. 150 years ago, residents of Durham met in the Town Hall – or local pubs – to have their say on national controversies, signing paper petitions as testimonials to the community’s voice. This talk reveals the battles between moral advocates of temperance and those defending traditional rights to a pint.

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


Tuesday 3 December 2019

Behind the Scenes at the Bowes Museum

5:45pm, Gala Theatre, Durham

The Bowes Museum is one of the jewels in County Durham’s crown. Those who care for and work with its collections discuss their work and share insights into its history and current activities.

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


Monday 9 December 2019

The Grand Tour in the North East

5:45pm, Gala Theatre, Durham, Stefano Cracolici

The Grand Tour had a tremendous impact on 18th and 19th century British identity. This lecture is structured as an artistic itinerary through the North-East looking for tangible traces of the Grand Tour, discernible at Alnwick Castle, Raby Castle, Rokeby Park among other places

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


Tuesday 11 February 2020

Public Lecture: Pilgrimage, Miracle and Art with Dr Robert Maniura

5:45pm to 7:15pm, Venue tbc

This is a joint IMEMS-CVAC Public Lecture. Dr Maniura's lecture will explore the relationships between pilgrimage, miracles and the visual arts, focussing on the role of the arts in the generation and maintenance of holy place.

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


Monday 8 June 2020

CVAC AGM

11:00am to 6:30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, 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.

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


Monday 6 July 2020

Call for Papers: Summer School Visual Intersections 5

9:00am to 5:00pm, Grey College, Durham

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and Durham University Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture would like to inivte scholars and early career researchers to submit their papers for Visual Intersection 5 which will be held on 6-8 July 2020. The fifth in a series of summer schools brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture and exchange current ideas and approaches in the field. We welcome both scholarly and creative submissions from researchers working in a wide range of disciplines, including art, history, anthropology, philosophy, archaeology, computer science, natural and social sciences, among others.

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


Tuesday 7 July 2020

Call for Papers: Summer School Visual Intersections 5

9:00am to 5:00pm, Grey College, Durham

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and Durham University Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture would like to inivte scholars and early career researchers to submit their papers for Visual Intersection 5 which will be held on 6-8 July 2020. The fifth in a series of summer schools brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture and exchange current ideas and approaches in the field. We welcome both scholarly and creative submissions from researchers working in a wide range of disciplines, including art, history, anthropology, philosophy, archaeology, computer science, natural and social sciences, among others.

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


Wednesday 8 July 2020

Call for Papers: Summer School Visual Intersections 5

9:00am to 5:00pm, Grey College, Durham

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and Durham University Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture would like to inivte scholars and early career researchers to submit their papers for Visual Intersection 5 which will be held on 6-8 July 2020. The fifth in a series of summer schools brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture and exchange current ideas and approaches in the field. We welcome both scholarly and creative submissions from researchers working in a wide range of disciplines, including art, history, anthropology, philosophy, archaeology, computer science, natural and social sciences, among others.

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