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Arts Week 2016

Public lectures, readings, film screenings, performances and panel discussions from 16 to 20 May. See the full programme here.

New Peltz Gallery exhibition

IDENTITY: Exhibition focused on the concept of identity as constructed and performed through social rituals. Open 28 April - 20 May.

Evening study

We offer evening courses European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

Historic building with 21st Century facilities

Find out more about our Georgian building, award-winning cinema and newly refurbished gallery...

CFP: Replacement

This conference is about modes of personal haunting, looking both forward and back, and may focus on any of the three main positions in the drama of replacement: the ‘replacement’ child or partner; the never-entirely-dead predecessor; or the effect on the empowered or disempowered person whose desires move between these two others.

Leverhulme funding announced for Latin American Visual Cultures project

Research project inspired by recent approaches to study of visual technologies in anthropological fieldwork

New publication: Contemporary Japanese Women’s Theatre and Visual Arts: Performing Girls’ Aesthetics

Dr Nobuko Anan, Lecturer in Japanese studies, has recently had her book on the history of 'girls' aethetics' in Japanese art published by Palgrave.