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Mobilizing experiences of resistance and survival: reflections from archaeology and critical heritage studies on the Holocaust Memorial Day

Dr Rui Gomes Coelho (Durham University Department of Archaeology) and Sanja Horvatinčić (Institute of Art History, Zagreb) reflect on Archaeology, modern conflict, and mass violence in a special essay for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.
Excavating the Tomić camp, September 2020

Time to Talk Day 2021 - Top Tips from Archaeology

In Archaeology we recognise that the stresses and strains of daily life can sometimes bring mental pressures. In 2020-21 Coronavirus has brought additional anxieties – worry about family and friends, bereavement, illness and lockdown, loneliness, home-caring and many other new challenges. Not being able to welcome Students and Staff into the Department in person has meant that creating a sense of community and connection has been so much harder.
Banner promoting Time To Talk Day 2021

MA in Archaeology Poster Exhibition 2022

The 2022 exhibition of academic posters produced by students on the MA in Archaeology is now online, hosted using the website ISSUU.

Neurodiversity and Archaeology

To mark Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022, the Department of Archaeology at Durham University hosted a panel discussion of archaeologists, students and professionals, who have either been diagnosed or are in assessment for various neurological conditions, such as autism, ADHD, dyscalculia and dyslexia.
poster, neurodiversity, panel

Remembering Christina Goessman, BSc and MSc student in Archaeology 2014-2018.

It is with enormous sadness that we share the news that one of our alumni has recently died in exceptionally unexpected and tragic circumstances.

How can world archaeology be written more equitably?

#RewritingWorldArchaeology is a new writing workshop programme led by Antiquity & @ArcDurham that will mentor early career researchers from South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Colourful world map

Launch of the Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection (DCCHP) and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Endangered Archaeology

Virtual Launch - The Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection (DCCHP) and Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage – February 23, 2022

The Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection Statement on Ukraine

At a time when the cultural heritage of Ukraine is under very real and immediate threat, we send our support to the cultural heritage community in Ukraine and ask that all national and international agencies do their utmost to protect the country’s rich heritage from damage.
Exterior of Dawson building, Durham University

Novel Medieval climate change project wins prestigious €2m Grant

Leading researchers from our highly rated Departments of History and Archaeology have been chosen for a €2m European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.
ERC Grant

Remembering Dr Abdulameer Al-Dafar (Al-Hamdani)

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of our friend, colleague, and Durham Archaeology Honorary Research Fellow Dr Abdulameer Al-Dafar (Al Hamdani).
Dr Al-Dafar