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12 June 2024 - 12 June 2024

9:30AM - 3:00PM

Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS

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Join us for a seminar (11th June) and workshop (12th June) with Professor Mieke Bal! Exploring cultural analysis and 'the visual (full details to follow). Part of the Durham Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) Visual Methods Workshop Series 2023-24.

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Professor Mieke Bal

Professor Mieke Bal (2-day workshop)

The CVAC team are delighted to welcome back to Durham the distinguished cultural critic Mieke Bal!

Tuesday 11th June 14:30-17:00  (TLC113)

"Thinking Images and Making Thoughts"

Mieke's seminar on the afternoon of June 11 relates to her most recent work on the visibility and loneliness of refugees, accompanied by a screening of the short film Refugeedom: Lonely but not Alone, by Mieke Bal and Lena Verhoeff.

Mieke’s recent book on this is The Architecture of Loneliness: Reflections on Displacement and Welcoming, Amsterdam, Valiz 2024.


Wednesday 12 June, 9.30 - 15:00 (TLC117)

"Image-Thinking: Art-making as Cultural Analysis" (Workshop)

This is an opportunity for Durham researchers to present their work and engage in discussion.

The theme of the workshop will be the intersection of artistic/ creative and intellectual work, potentially in dialogue with her book Image-Thinking (which you can purchase at a substantial discount by applying the code EVENT30 at checkout). The format will be short presentations by Durham colleagues and PGRs, with ensuing discussion. 

Please book your place to attend the workshop

A few spaces are still available for participation as a presenter at this workshop - if you would like to participate, please indicate this in the sign-up form, and we will be in touch. 

If there is sufficient interest, we will run a reading group on Image-Thinking in advance of Mieke’s visit in June. Please sign up to the reading group via the workshop booking form.

Both events are held at the Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS



Free to attend

Where and when

Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LS

  • 11th June: Seminar (TLC113) 2-5pm - all welcome 
  • 12th June: Practical workshop (TLC117) 10am-3pm - please book your place! 

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