Winchester School of Art offers a forum for all Postgraduate Researchers to collectively explore how their research interests can be understood within the wider critical and historical context of intellectual debates and scholarship.
- PhD Seminar Series: Participants join from a range of backgrounds, engaging in both distinct and interdisciplinary research fields, making for a challenging and collaborative environment. In addition to mapping the broader ‘tradition of critique’ underpinning the arts and humanities, the seminar offers a ‘neutral’, deconstructive space for a live reading of epistemological, ethical and political matters.
- Research Notes : Postgraduate researchers regularly contribute to the blog offering accounts of their research and report on their participation in conferences, exhibitions and events.
- Events: postgraduate researchers and staff engage in and devise a wide range of events on and off campus, including exhibitions, seminars, screenings, symposia and festivals. All researchers are encouraged to help develop an on-going programme of events.
- Collaborative Projects: Postgraduate researchers engage in a range of collaborative projects with staff and fellow researchers in the School and from other universities. Recent projects have included a group exhibition, Practices of Research; a collaboration with the Radical Media Forum (at Goldsmiths), Working with Images; a performative practice-based ‘research centre’, The Grey Institute; the Phenomenology and Imagination Research Group; and an AHRC funded project, offering a set of workshops and a collaborative e-pubcliation, Looking at Images: A Researcher’s Guide.
- Wider Research Community: Postgraduate research takes place within the context of the School’s wider research community. As part of the University of Southampton – a Russell Group, research-intensive university – Winchester School of Art is recognised as an international centre for research in global art and design, culture and communication. Postgraduates can attend regular Staff Seminars, and enjoy the insights of a wide range of visiting scholars, practitioners and critics as part of the School’s Centre of Global Futures Guest Speaker Series. The School is also host to a range of research events, including conferences and exhibition, and on-going collaborative engagements with key partners, including Tate Liverpool, the V&A and Transmediale.