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Visual Culture summer school

(25 January 2019)

The call for papers is now open for 'Visual Intersections 4', the fourth in a series of summer schools which brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture. We welcome proposals from those working in a wide range of disciplines, including artists, archaeologists, computer scientists, chemists, sociologists and psychologists, among others, who are connected by the study of visual phenomena.The closing date for proposals is Friday, 1 March 2019. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, including 5 keywords, and a one-page CV. If you have any queries regarding the application process please


We invite proposals for short contributions (maximum of 20 minutes in the form of presentations, demonstrations, participatory engagements or other presentation styles) on any aspect of visual culture, possible areas for enquiry include, but are not limited to:

• Constructions of knowledge, identity and memories

• Politics of visual culture

• Materiality of vision

• Landscapes and experiences

• Visual research methodologies

• Critical approaches to visual evidence

• Curation and representation

Invited speakers include Dr Katy Barrett (Curator of Art Collections, Science Museum Group) and Prof Stephen Regan (Director of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Durham University). Presentations will be complemented by workshops aimed at enhancing visual research methodology skills. The event will also include a drinks reception at the Oriental Museum and there will be optional walking tours of Durham architecture and Durham Castle.

For more information on the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, please refer to our website

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