Job title: Teaching Fellow, Contemporary Visual Cultures

Role: Postgraduate Internship Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5799

Email: Harry.Weeks@ed.ac.uk

Office address: The Fire Station, Room 1.014

Contact time: Friday, 12pm - 2pm

Research outputs: Dr Harry Weeks on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Harry Weeks is a Teaching Fellow in History of Art. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2015-16), and was awarded a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2014.

His thesis, entitled ‘“A Unique Epochal Knot”: Negotiations of Community in Contemporary Art’, examined how art practices since 1989 have contributed to a rethinking of the concept of community.

  • From Performance to Participation – 3rd year undergraduate
  • The Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Art – 4th year undergraduate
  • Art in the Creative City – Postgraduate
  • Internship in a Museum or Public Institution – Postgraduate

Research interests include: community; socially engaged art practice; contemporary and fascism; Marxism and art history; art and the gig economy.

Harry Weeks is the lead researcher for ‘Platforming Creativity’, a research project examining the impact of the gig economy on Edinburgh’s creative economy. He is also a member of the Global Contemporary Research Group.