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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Research in the department is organised around the following thematic clusters:

  • Culture, Memory, Futurity
  • Environmental Humanities and Ecologies
  • Globalisation and Transcultural practices
  • Performance and Live Art
  • Philosophy, Critical and Visual Theory
  • Political Aesthetics
  • Sexes, Genders, Genres
  • Spatial Practice and Architecture
  • Technologies of Image and Sound
  • The Curatorial

Culture, Memory, Futurity

In this cluster we explore the ways in which the present is structured by a relation to the past and the future. We attend to memory as a collective as well as an individual faculty: something that, in a globalized environment, is produced across geographical, cultural and political borders. We also focus on the various ways in which memory might be blocked (by trauma, or by unconscious and/or political repression), an interest in how disavowed and blocked memories can function as ‘residual culture’ and ‘hauntological’ spectres and, indeed, how the past might itself be ‘re-fictioned’ within the present.

Environmental Humanities and Ecologies

In this research cluster we explore visual practices and interventions that address unavoidable questions concerning environmental crises and ecological sustainability, human and non-human geographies, ‘the animal question’ and sociologies of everyday lifeThese themes are approached from an interdisciplinary view of the arts and sciences.

Globalization and Transcultural practices

In this cluster we chart connections and collisions between territorial claims, postcolonial translations and global circulations. Thinking beyond local and global distinctions, our research is situated within the transgressive spaces between established practices and knowledges. As such, we navigate between inherited bodies of postcolonial knowledge, human geography, transcultural memory, urbanisation, questions of regionality and more recent discourses on crises of financialization, migrancy, debt, planetary resources and precarity.

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£ 14,760per year

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Based in London, students can enjoy studying on a friendly, single-site campus.
Learn to see the world differently. Goldsmiths takes a fresh and creative approach to traditional subjects.
Learn in a welcoming and inclusive community, with students from over 140 countries.

Subject rankings

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    27th out of 28

    67th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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    4.28 86%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    93rd

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