CRVCCentre for Research in Visual Culture

Research seminars

An invited speaker presents an hour-long seminar on the topic of their current research, with time afterwards for questions.

  • Wednesdays, 4 - 6pm
  • Various locations
Circular staircase

While aimed principally at the Cultural, Media and Visual Studies research community, all university academics and students are welcome to attend. Refreshments are usually provided.

Upcoming events

  1. Universal Subjectivity in Contemporary British Painting?
    19/06/2024 (16:00-18:00)
    Trent Building B46
  2. CRVC Keynote Lecture: Philip Guston, … and painting continues
    25/09/2024 (17:00-19:00)
    Clive Granger A48 and online, Hybrid


Past events

2023 (past and future events)

  • 21 June 2023: 1972, or thereabouts Film Screening: Silent Running
  • 7 June 2023: 1972, or thereabouts Film Screening: Superfly
  • 25 May 2023: 1972, or thereabouts Film Screening: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
  • 24 May 2023: Dr Pat Smyth, Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, "What Lies Beneath: Emotional Response to Art, Theatre, and Spectacle in the Nineteenth Century". 
  • 17 May 2023: Dr Chloe Julius, Teaching Assistant, University of Nottingham, and Dr Mark Rawlinson, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, "'Twilight of Superstars': Barbara Rose on the 1972 Documenta / Stephen Shore and the Post-Serial Attitude"
  • 10 May 2023: 1972, or thereabouts Film Screening: The Godfather (1972)
  • 25 April 2023: 1972, or thereabouts Film Screening: Cabaret (1972)
  • 14 March 2023: Dr Talia Kwartler, Curator and art historian, "Suzanne Duchamp: Picturing Herself"
  • 8 March 2023: Dr Will Atkin, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Nottingham, "Romanticism and Resistance in Surrealism's Lost Generation, 1939-1945"
  • 8 Feb 2023: Dr Stephen Moonie, Lecturer, Newcastle University, "Art-Language's Critique of Ways of Seeing"
  • 31 Jan 2023: Various speakers, "1972, or thereabouts"


  • 14 Dec 2022: Dr Oliver O'Donnell, Bilderfahrzeuge Research Associate, Warburg Institute, "George Luks and the First World War"
  • 16 Nov 2022: Dr Simon Constantine, Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham, "Street Photography as Art and Anti-Art: Garry Winogrand's Photographs of New York's Art World"
  • 2 Nov 2022: Dr Richard Davey, Senior Research Fellow, Nottingham School of Art and Design, "Ed Moses - A Los Angeles Painter"
  • 25 May 2022: Joey Holder, Artist, "Artist Talk and Q&A"
  • 4 May 2022: Dr Anamarija Horvat, Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham, "Finding Queer Memory: Reimagining the LGBTQ Past in Contemporary Cinema and Television"
  • 6 April 2022: Mishka Henner, Artist, "Artist Talk and Q&A: In the Belly"
  • 16 March 2022: Dr James Hellings, Lecturer in Art, University of Reading, "Theodor W. Adorno on Film"


  • 28 April 2021: Professor David Bindman, UCL, "What should we do about statues of slave owners?"
  • 24 March 2021: Dr Emily C. Burns, Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University, and Terra Foundation Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, 2021, "US Artists' Studios in fin-de-siècle Paris: Revising Cosmopolitan Clutter"
  • 3 March 2021: Dr Rebecca Senior, CMVS and The Henry Moore Institute, "What’s Next for Monuments?" (workshop 3)
  • 24 Feb 2021: Dr Mark Rawlinson, CMVS, "'You don’t know sh*t. Stieglitz': Uncertainty and 1970s American Photography"


  • 9 Dec 2020: Dr Rebecca Senior, Henry Moore Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate, CMVS, “Re-writing history: monuments, protests against racism and the future of public art in the UK” (workshop 2)
  • 2 Dec 2020: Dr Rebecca Senior, Henry Moore Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate, CMVS, “Re-writing history: monuments, protests against racism and the future of public art in the UK” (workshop 1)
  • 25 Nov 2020, "Embodying Bonapartism: Charles Nègre at the asile impériale de Vincennes in the French Second Empire", led by Dr Samuel Raybone, University of Aberystwyth. Dr Samuel Raybone is the author of the recent monograph, Gustave Caillebotte as Worker, Collector, Painter (London: Bloomsbury, 2020). Microsoft Teams
  • 11 Nov 2020: "A Provocation on Decolonising the Museum", led by Ash Gallant, the Going Public Project Curator at Museums Sheffield, Microsoft Teams


  • 20 Nov 2019, Ritika Biswas, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, "Non-/Human Assemblages in Southeast Asian Film", Trent LG9
  • 13 Nov 2019, Dr Samuel Bibby, Managing Editor of Art History (journal), "Greetings to the Liberated, or, The Periodical as Propaganda: The Oxford Art Journal and the Thematics of the 'New Art History'", Trent LG13
  • 30 Oct 2019, Dr Sophie Hatchwell, Birmingham, "Art Writing, Modernism and the Local Gallery: 'weaving a cohesive pattern from a kaleidoscopic jumble'", Trent A19
  • 9 Oct 2019, Professor Mechthild Fend, UCL, "The Social Life of Portraits: Maurice Quentin de La Tour at the Salon of 1753", Trent A19
  • 12 Feb 2020: Dr Ting Chang, CMVS, "Playing Empire: Boardgames, Maps and Toys from the 17th to 19th Centuries", Trent A19 

Centre for Research in Visual Culture

University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2RD