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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

Happy Spring Festival 2021 from the Department of Archaeology!

Today is the Chinese New Year Eve, and we want to wish you a very happy Spring Festival.

Archaeology maintains 4th place in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Our Department has been ranked 4th QS World Rankings by Subject for 2021, maintaining our position from 2020.

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

New ARHC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD studentship available

The Department is pleased to accept applications for a new ARHC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD studentship.