Interdisciplinary Visual Culture Studies Group

This is a student-led group running informal meetings allowing members of the University to offer presentations, ideas and questions relating to art and visual culture across all geographies and time periods. We are interested in drawing methodologically from a range of disciplines, and leading example-driven discussions of abstract ideas. The sessions are structured via one or two short student presentations on an idea and/or visual source, followed by an informal discussion. We will also be organising handling sessions and museum visits, taking advantage of Oxford’s close connections with its surrounding cultural institutions.

We welcome students at all levels, from undergraduate to doctorate, and across all disciplines, including Anthropology, Archaeology, Literature, and Museum Studies. If you are interested in any forms of art or visual culture – or you think your own methods or sources have something to offer to visual culture studies (we love criticism) – you are encouraged to join us.

We meet weekly on Fridays at the History Faculty, unless otherwise indicated.

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Sorry, there are currently no talks scheduled in this series.

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