The Palace Museum/Durham University Seminars (PMDUS) have been taking place since 2016. These are seminars where scholars and postgraduates from around the world can meet to listen to and share ideas and current research. The fourth PMDS took place online over two days on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of June 2021.
The topic was China and China’s role in Indian Ocean trade, focusing particularly on Chinese trade ceramics as evidence for this activity. Top scholars from China, the UK and France presented their research to a global audience. PMDUS 2021 was held online to accommodate the large number of excellent presentations, with about 300 audiences from the UK, China, Koera and Japan each day.
Six lecture recording videos of the top-level presentations from PMDUS 2021 covering a broad range of topics - from archaeological economic studies, new archaeological discoveries and evidence, research methods, material culture and ceramic studies are online. English subtitles are avaliable.