The Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC) was established in 2013 and brings together scholars from across and beyond Durham University.
CVAC takes a generous view of what constitutes visual culture, and it is broad in both geographical and chronological scope, encouraging debate about the range of approaches, methods and theories that are most generative for research on visual phenomena. Durham’s current visual culture research includes the study of word and image, art and religion, medicine and visual representation, film, the history of photography, architecture, urban culture, heritage and philosophical aesthetics. It also includes the development of pioneering visual research methods and the study of vision.
A rich and inspiring research environment
Durham is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes Durham Cathedral.
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Enquiries about the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures should be sent via the email below.
Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures
Durham, DH1 3JT
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 4332