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About CVAC

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University (CVAC) promotes interdisciplinary research on visual culture in all its diverse forms, across visual materials, media and visual storytelling to the creation and curation of visual data and resources

The CVAC programme of events for 2023-24 offers seminars and workshops for researchers at all career stages. These events bring together expertise in innovative digital, technical and creative visual methods from across all disciplines with and beyond our University. We offer an engaging, open environment for connection and conversation, to share insights and seed new collaborations
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Upcoming events

Who is Europe? - CVAC Global Week Film screening and round table discussion

Wednesday 28 February 2024 - Wednesday 28 February 2024
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Seminar Room, Sheraton Park, Ustinov College, Durham, DH1 4FL
Who Is Europe - poster for the film

WORKSHOP FULL: JOIN WAITING LIST! Archives and Decolonial Pedagogy: Unearthing Narratives, Transforming Education

Thursday 29 February 2024 - Friday 1 March 2024
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue TBC (in Durham) 
Moavenolmolk in Kermanshah's Iran (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros [Film screening]

Monday 4 March 2024 - Monday 4 March 2024
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Concert room, Music Department, Palace Green, DH1 3RL
1979 Pauline Oliveros and accordion - photo Becky Cohen

Intellectual Property and The Image

Monday 11 March 2024 - Monday 11 March 2024
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Kentworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham University, Elvet Hill Rd, Durham DH1 3LR
Large copyright graffiti sign on cream coloured wall (4273272605)

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Enquiries about the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures should be sent via the email below.

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Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures 
Durham University 
Elvet Riverside 
Durham, DH1 3JT