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22 June 2023 - 23 June 2023

10:00AM - 5:15PM

Birley Room, Hatfield College, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RQ

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On 22 and 23 June 2023, the Zurbarán Centre at Durham University will host its third student-led symposium showcasing innovative doctoral and early career research in Iberian and Latin American art and visual culture. The symposium will take place in the Birley Room, Hatfield College, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RQ

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Juan Correa

The theme of this year’s symposium is movements and transformations, with presentations exploring a wide variety of topics, periods and regions. The 20 papers, drawn from 17 academic institutions, range from the movement of artists and artworks and their impact on visual culture to the transformative power of art in the forging of social, religious and political identities. The presentations will address important questions relating to artistic agency and reception, the circulation of art and artefacts, visual traditions across different media and societies, and artistic innovation.

The symposium will begin with an opening address by José María Robles Fraga, the Minister-Counsellor for Cultural and Scientific Affairs at the Spanish Embassy, London. It also features  features a keynote address by Prof. Claudia Hopkins, Director of the Zurbarán Centre.

Opportunities for questions and answers will follow the presentations and the keynote lecture. The aim is to stimulate interdisciplinary conversations and connections among emerging and established scholars engaged in the field of Iberian and Latin American art.

Organised by Durham University doctoral students, the symposium will be held as a hybrid event for in-person attendance in Durham or virtual attendance via Zoom. Booking is essential. Register above to attend either virtually or in person. Please note that booking will close on Wednesday 15th June. 

For those coming in person and able to spend more time in Durham, we will be arranging a visit to the Spanish Gallery in Bishop Auckland on Wednesday, 21st June and a visit to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle on Saturday, 24th June.  More details will be provided closer to the event.

Please click for the event programme: Emerging Researchers Symposium 2023 programme

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