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Research Expertise

Durham University has exceptional research strengths in Spanish and Latin American visual arts and cultures. Twenty researchers from a number of different departments, including Anthropology, Geography, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Theology and Religion, are currently exploring topics from the Middle Ages to modernity and post-modernity, and a range of different visual and performative forms, from the fine arts through to theatre, cinema, music and photography.

Art and Visual Culture

Our staff have expertise in Iberian and Latin American art and visual and material culture from the middle ages to the present day.
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Spanish Cinema

Since the 1990s Spanish Cinema has been and continues to be an important part of our teaching and research activities.
Spanish Cinema

Latin American Cinema

Research, teaching and public engagement in Latin American cinemas and film cultures build on the strengths of cinema studies.
Latin American Cinema


Spain and Latin America have rich traditions of dramatic writing, performance cultures and theatrical innovation.
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