Sudan’s entire history has been dominated by soldiers and the violence and corruption they bring
Professor Justin Willis from our Department of History explains the history of Sudan from 1820 to the present day in light of the current conflict in the region.
Dr Natalie Mears appearing on 'Talking History' podcast series Sunday 26 March 7pm
Dr Natalie Mears from the History Department is appearing as a panel member on the popular podcast series 'Talking History' with Patrick Geoghegan on Sunday 26 March at 7pm.
Food history research leads to chocolate-themed events in the run-up to Valentine’s Day
Staff and students are planning chocolate-themed events in the lead up to Valentine’s Day in connection with a research project about the origins and history of chocolate.
Durham University historian features in Not Just the Tudors podcast
In an episode of the popular podcast, Not Just the Tudors, Durham University historian Dr Marc W. S. Jaffré talks with Professor Suzannah Lipscomb about France's Louis XIII and his court.
Exploring the Victorian Occult
As Halloween approaches, we talk to Dr Efram Sera-Shriar, Associate Director of Research for the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, International, at Durham. His research explores the study of the occult and its intersection with the sciences. He is the lead organiser for Beyond the Veil: Cross-Cultural & Interdisciplinary Studies of Horror, Gothic, and the Occult in the Nineteenth Century, taking place on Halloween, 31 October.
Round table discussion on Ukraine recorded as part of Durham Book Festival
This round table discussion was recorded by Durham Book Festival in partnership with Durham University in September 2022 and brings a group of leading historians together to explore the history of the current conflict in Ukraine
International physics honour for Durham University historian
A leading body representing physicists across the world has presented one of its most prestigious honours to a Durham historian.
Understanding a century of global fascination with Tutankhamun: In conversation with Professor Christina Riggs
Professor Christina Riggs, Department of History, is a renowned expert on ancient Egypt and the Tutankhamun excavation. As the world marks 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, we chat to Christina about her research expertise and how visual culture, such as photography, has been at the heart of a century of global fascination.
Queen Elizabeth II: the history of royal funerals and how this one will be different
Professor Philip Williamson from our Department of History shares his insights on the history of royal funerals.
CODEX: Inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels 2022
Durham University will be bringing history to life and lighting up the North East in a new exhibition.
Historians Co-operating with the Commons
Research by Durham historian Dr Henry Miller has been featured as part of the House of Commons’ new series of case studies illustrating public participation in political change.
Professor Edith Hall and Professor Andy Wood named new British Academy Fellows
We are delighted that Professor Edith Hall from our Department of Classics and Ancient History and Professor Andy Wood from Department of History have become new Fellows of The British Academy.