University of Westminster, London: Call For Applications

University of Westminster, London: Call For Applications

University of Westminster, London

April 29, 2010
University of Westminster, London: Call For Applications


Ambitious MA courses and PhD programme in the Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Institutions at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC), School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, University of Westminster, London.

MASTERS COURSESMA Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture

Contact Course Leader: Peter Ride [email protected]

MA Visual Culture balances historical/theoretical debates in the field of visual culture studies with a rigorous interrogation of cultural practices across: capitalism and culture; the material culture of the city; activism and popular politics; institutions and their archives; globalization and new media ecologies.

Contact Course Leader: Sas Mays [email protected]

MA Cultural and Critical Studies is an interdisciplinary course offering advanced theoretical study of issues across a range of fields including cultural studies, critical and textual theory, history, aesthetics, visual culture, new media, and urban-spatial studies.

Contact Course Leader: David Cunningham [email protected]

MA English Literature critically explores the history of literature in relation to the social, cultural and political circumstances from which it emerges, with a particular focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and on London.

Contact Course leader: Leigh Wilson [email protected]


As a PhD student based in the IMCC, you will be in an ambitious and supportive research environment, with a tailor-made supervisory team, that provides you with the intellectual and professional skills to realize your research goals.

You will take the ‘Knowledge, Cultural Memory, Archives, and Research’ module, which is contributed to by numerous members of the Institute. The module offers a critical introduction to research methods, focusing on knowledge formation in the arts, humanities, and cultural institutions through interdisciplinary approaches to literature, visual, material, and spatial cultures.

Contact Institute Director: Marquard Smith [email protected]

For information on our MA courses and PhD programme in the Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Institutions visit


The Institute draws on staff – academics, artists, curators, architects, authors, cultural consultants, and museum professionals – from across the University, who possess research expertise in a range of different transdisciplinary fields. Staff publish books on topics ranging from new media to fashion theory to modernist literature and culture, and edit a number of influential journals. We also work with international visiting research fellows, among them curators at major galleries in North America and Europe, as well as world-leading writers and artists. There is a series of collaborative projects with cultural institutions such as Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC.


The 2010 Visual Culture Studies Conference, Thursday 27 – 29 Saturday May 2010

Contributors include: Lisa Cartwright (UC, San Diego); Esther Gabara (Duke); Elizabeth Guffey (SUNY); Raiford Guins (SUNY); Michael Ann Holly (The Clark Institute); Esther Leslie (Birkbeck); Stephen Melville (Ohio State); Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU); W.J.T. Mitchell (Chicago); Keith Moxey (Columbia); Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck); Griselda Pollock (Leeds); Adrian Rifkin (Goldsmiths); Penny Spark (Kingston); Marita Sturken (NYU); Victoria Walsh (Tate Britain)

Venue: 309 Regent Street, University of Westminster, London
Registration: 12pm
Price: 50 GBP / 20 GBP concession
Booking form:

May 2010 – February 2011: Following the very successful 2009 Whitechapel Salon on HOPE, with Chantal Mouffe, Peter Osborne, Richard Sennett, and Gayatri Spivak, the next Salon will be on Matter Matters.

October – December 2010: Exhaustion, a series of events with The David Roberts Art Foundation, Fitzrovia, London.

For information on public events, seminar series, and registration forms visit

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