Visual Intersections I: 11-13 July 2016 Durham University

Leverhulme Durham Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, Durham University

The first summer school of the Programme will take place in Durham next summer with a keynote by Gillian Rose (Open University). The keynote will address the theme of “Visual Research Methods in an Expanded Field: Mutable, Mass and Mobile”.

We invite proposals for short papers on any aspect of visual culture, and welcome papers in the following areas:

  • Intersection of visual culture with other fields
  • Relationships between visual culture and visual research methodologies
  • Using visual evidence in communication
  • visual culture and how it relates to the construction of knowledge
  • Relationships between environments and visual culture
  • Relationships between the sacred and visual culture
  • How visual culture supports and fosters interdisciplinary research
  • Critical approaches to visual evidence

The PhD summer school provides an open and welcoming intellectual space in which postgraduate researchers can present work in progress. We are inviting applications from postgraduates (MA and PhD) from any discipline whose work explores current issues in visual culture, including visual research methodologies.

Our aim is to act as a forum where interdisciplinary research is examined, negotiated and explored through the lens of visual analysis. The Visual Intersections I workshop invites students to share their research and aims to support a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas and approaches.

Application process:

Please submit an abstract of 250 words (including name and institution), as well as a one-page CV, including key research areas and academic interests.

All proposals and enquiries should be submitted to by 29th February 2016.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome within two weeks of the closing date.

The summer school will include a walking tour of Durham geared towards visual culture and a reception and private view at the Oriental Museum.

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



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