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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

CVAC Events Listing

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Public Lecture: Richard Taylor - The Origins of London Transport's Visual Identity

5:45pm to 7:15pm, Gala Theatre, Durham City

Since emerging in 1916 the London Underground bullseye logo and unique sans-serif typeface have become symbols not just for transport but for the capital itself. How did Edward Johnston, an Uruguayan-born student of mediaeval calligraphy, collaborate with a manager from the north-east’s own railway company to bring about this revolution in graphic design?

Tickets will be released soon. Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit www.galadurham.co.uk

Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

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


Tuesday 17 March 2020

Public Lecture: Helen Roche – Nazi Elite-School Exchange Programmes with British Public Schools during the 1930s

5:45pm to 7:15pm, Gala Theatre, Durham City

Between 1934 and 1939, pupils from the National Political Education Institutes (aka Napolas), the most prominent type of Nazi elite school, engaged in exchanges with boys from British public schools, including Harrow, Rugby, Westminster, and Winchester. The Napola pupils were supposed to act as ‘cultural ambassadors’ for the Third Reich. Using contemporary documentary evidence and eyewitness testimonies from former pupils on both sides of the Anglo-German divide, this lecture will explore the changing attitudes of participating English and German boys during this period.

Tickets will be released soon. Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit www.galadurham.co.uk

Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

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


Monday 23 March 2020

Public Lecture: Markian Prokopovych – Just Passing By?

5:45pm to 7:15pm, Gala Theatre, Durham City

The so-called 'Great Atlantic Migration' was a long process that included many stages within the European continent before the migrants could board the ships that would eventually transport some of them overseas. In particular, migrants from East Central Europe had to cross the entire continent first. This involved longer stays in cities en route that functioned as hubs in the railway and information networks. Their stay was short and transitory; however, they would become part of the complex system of institutions and individuals that both facilitated and controlled the migrant flow.

What was these migrants’ experience of the cities? Did the 'locals' assist them or, conversely, act on the authorities' behalf? By using case studies from the emerging research project, this talk aims to provide preliminary answers to these questions.

Tickets will be released soon. Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit www.galadurham.co.uk

Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

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


Monday 8 June 2020

CVAC AGM

11:00am to 6:30pm, 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.

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 invite 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 invite 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 invite 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.