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To book email [email protected] or download the booking form here.

Registration closes Monday 17 May 2010

The 2010 Visual Culture Studies Conference, will host international scholars of visual culture working together to address many issues including: the benefits of Visual Culture Studies’ reciprocal relations with other disciplines such as Cultural Studies, Art History, Design Studies, Media and Communication Studies, and the Architectural Humanities; its impact upon interdisciplinary research practices in disciplines across the Arts and Humanities; Visual Culture Studies’ influence on pedagogy, and how its introduction has been beneficial in the university, the art school, and museum education and interpretation programmes.


  • Date: Thursday 27th May 2010 – Saturday 29th May 2010
  • Venue: The Old Cinema, 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster, London, W1B 2UW
  • Host: University of Westminster, London
  • Organizers: Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University), Joanne Morra (University of the Arts London), Marquard Smith (University of Westminster, London)
  • Cost: £50/25 concessions, booking essential


Thursday 27th May 2010

  • 12:00 Registration
  • 1:00 Welcome
  • 1:05-2:15 Session 1
  • W.J.T. Mitchell (English and Art History, University of Chicago)
  • 2:15-4:15 Session 2 Roundtable: Education
  • Mark Dunhill (School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)
  • Will Cobbing (Wimbledon College of Art)
  • Joanne Morra (School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)
  • Adrian Rifkin (Art Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Joy Sleeman (History and Theory of Art, Slade School of Fine Art)
  • Victoria Walsh (Education and Interpretation, Tate Britain)
  • 4:15-4:45 Break
  • 4:45-6:30 Session 3
  • Gary Hall (Media and Performing Arts, Coventry University)
  • Esther Leslie (Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • 6:30-8:30: Reception


Friday 28th May 2010

  • 10:00-11:15 Session 4
  • Keith Moxey (Art History and Archaeology, Columbia)
  • 11:15-1:00 Session 5
  • Divya P. Tolia-Kelly (Geography, Durham University)
  • David Cunningham (Aesthetics/Urban Studies, University of Westminster);
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch (Not provided)
  • 2:00-4:00 Session 6 Roundtable: Design Studies – Visual Studies – Cultural Studies
  • Glen Adamson (Design/Craft, RCA/V&A)
  • Sarah Chaplin (Architectural Humanities, Greenwich University)
  • Elizabeth Guffey (Design, SUNY, Purchase)
  • Raiford Guins (Digital Cultural Studies, SUNY, Stony Brook)
  • Guy Julier (Design, Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • Penny Sparke (Design History, Kingston University)
  • 4:00-4:30 Break
  • 4:30-5:45 Session 7
  • Lisa Cartwright (Communication, UC, San Diego)


Saturday 29th May 2010

  • 10:30-11:45 Session 8
  • Nicholas Mirzoeff (Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University)
  • 11:45-1:30 Session 9
  • Joanna Zylinska (Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Esther Gabara (Romance Studies, and Art, Art History, & Visual Studies, Duke University)
  • 1:30-2:30 Lunch (Not provided)
  • 2:30-4:30 Session 10 Roundtable: The Future Institution: An International Association for Visual Culture Studies?
  • Michael Ann Holly (The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown)
  • Laura Mulvey (Screen Media, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Stephen Melville (Art/Aesthetics/Philosophy, Ohio State University)
  • Griselda Pollock (Art Histories/Cultural Studies, University of Leeds)
  • Marquard Smith (Visual Culture Studies, University of Westminster)
  • 4:30 Conference Ends