Events in Durham in July

Summer does not mean only longer days and warmer weather, but also conference season.

Here in Durham we are fortunate to have several events that may be of interest to MLAC postgraduates and the wider community.

The inaugural conference of Durham’s Centre for Humanities Innovation  (CHI) is taking place from Monday July 7 to Tuesday July 8www.dur.ac.uk/chi/conference. The CHI was founded to foster intellectual creativity in scholarship and research; and to encourage the creation of new ideas, concepts, mental schemes, and other products of intellectual imagination. With that in mind, a call for manifestos was launched in October 2013. You can read those that are to be discussed at the conference here.

Durham’s Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA) is holding its annual conference from July 8 to 10. The theme this year is ‘On the Fringes: Outsiders and Otherness in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds’ and has attracted speakers from across the globe. You can take a look at the full schedule here. It is set to be a great opportunity to meet fellow postgraduate students from Durham and beyond.

The Society for the Study of French History (SSFH) is bringing its conference to Durham this year, where it will take place in St John’s from July 10 – 12. The theme is ‘History and the Senses’, a burgeoning area of scholarship at present. Sight, sound,  taste, smell and touch are all covered, but so too are the sense of place, of time, of belonging, and ‘sixth’ senses that are less obvious and tangible. More details and the full programme can be found here.

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