Events bulletin 14-18 June

Tuesday 14th June Cafe Politique presents: What is Britishness? An interactive seminar, 18:00-19:00, Ustinov College, Fisher House As the world becomes more interconnected, the concept of British citizenship and identity has become more contentious. Mass migration crises, questions about former colonial territories, such as the Falkland Islands, or the upcoming EU referendum of 23 June 2016… Continue reading Events bulletin 14-18 June


Weekly bulletin 6-11 June

Monday 6th June Breathing Pauses in Ancient Rhetoric, Virginia Woolf and Robert Musil, 17:00-19:00, Institute for Advanced Study Join Dr Stefanie Heine (University of Toronto) in Durham to explore how breathing pauses convey rhythm in both the spoken and written word by comparing and contrasting ancient rhetoric with the work of early 20th Century modernist writers… Continue reading Weekly bulletin 6-11 June

Weekly events bulletin

Wednesday 1st June   School of Education Research Seminar Series 2015/16 - Working in ‘Ghost Labs': Developing a collaborative process/event space of politicised intergenerational community re-imagination, 13:00-14:00, ED134, School of Education Growing out of Geoff Bright’s ethnographic/activist work in now deindustrialised UK coal mining communities, this seminar considers practical and theoretical aspects of a recent UK AHRC Connected… Continue reading Weekly events bulletin

Events bulletin: 24 – 27 May

Tuesday 24th May   Visual Evidence - Understanding Visual Evidence Workshop (Day 1 of Workshop 2), 14:00-18:00, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Facilitated by the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) and the Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures (CVAC), Understanding Visual Evidence consists of two workshops, which are designed as the point of departure and… Continue reading Events bulletin: 24 – 27 May

Events 16th – 20th May

Monday 16th May   Eleanor Courtemanche, University of Illinois: Activating Victorian Utopias for Future Use, 14:00-15:00, Tristram Room, St John’s College Fredric Jameson famously argues that in postmodern capitalism, the utopian imagination has withered; it's easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of the capitalist system. This imaginative poverty became even more… Continue reading Events 16th – 20th May

Weekly Bulletin 9-13 May

Monday 9th May Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site: the Challenges of the Last 30 Years and the Opportunities for the Future, 18:00, Room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green The next lecture of the Durham World Heritage Site 30th Anniversary Lecture Series will be delivered by Anna Brennand, Chief Executive of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. It… Continue reading Weekly Bulletin 9-13 May

Welcome to the new term

  Lots of events going on this week as Easter term begins.   Tuesday 26th April   Bowes Lecture Series: Dr Tom Stammers, 'Relics of Bourbon and Bonaparte: collecting post-revolutionary France in nineteenth-century Britain', 18:00-19:00, The Bowes Museum John and Josephine Bowes were deeply interested by the troubled history of France, collecting vestiges not just of… Continue reading Welcome to the new term

Language Skills for Early Modernists: March Workshop

March 16th saw participants from Durham and from as far afield as Glasgow and York gather in Newcastle to discuss the acquisition and sharpening of language skills for researchers in early modern studies. A collaboration between Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute and Dr Peter Auger's British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award project, National Boundaries in Early… Continue reading Language Skills for Early Modernists: March Workshop

Events bulletin March 15-18 March

Tuesday 15th March   IAS Fellows' Public Lecture: Dr Zoe Crossland, Columbia University – The Speaking Corpse: the dead body's evidence and the forensic imaginary, 17:30-18:30, Birley Room, Hatfield College The dead body is said to speak truthfully about its past. Popular texts about forensic investigations often describe skeletons as “witnesses from the grave”, or claim that… Continue reading Events bulletin March 15-18 March

Northern Bridge Archives Training Programme

  The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership are pleased to announce an exciting new training programme on Medieval and Early Modern sources, which will take place in Durham on 4-5 April 2016. The course will be particularly appropriate for anyone getting to grips with archival sources from the medieval and early modern periods, such as… Continue reading Northern Bridge Archives Training Programme