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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
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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.
Joseph D Martin smiles at camera standing in the countryside

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.
Image of Tutankhamun

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.
Royal funeral

CODEX: Inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels 2022

Durham University will be bringing history to life and lighting up the North East in a new exhibition.
Light projection from the CODEX video and sound installation

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.
London and Houses of Parliament

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.
British academy fellows 2022

Department hosts public conversation about Miners' Strike

Durham University recently hosted an open discussion on an important part of the North East’s history: the Miners’ Strike.
Black and white image of men in a mining village.

Durham History Department ranked 35th best in world

We’re delighted to report that the History department has moved up two places to 35th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject
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A history tour of jubilees

Her Majesty The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Historian Professor Philip Williamson takes a look at the changes around jubilees over the years.
Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom waving

New History Now! event announced

Dr Markian Prokopovych (Associate Professor in Modern European Cultural History) will be speaking on 'Understanding Ukraine: Entanglements and Conflict in the History of East European "Bloodlands"'
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Durham historian contributes to webinar on Ukrainian national identity

The webinar, organised by the Central European University, considered the subject of Ukrainian national identity, particularly in the period since the fall of the Soviet Union
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