We’re excited to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage.
By enrolling on the Endangered Archaeology MOOC, you will learn about identifying and monitoring heritage sites using satellite imagery, as well as basic map-making to help communicate information about the condition of the sites.
The course is a key resource for anyone in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region interested in cultural heritage and archaeology, and developing their own skillset.
The course was developed by researchers from the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa project (EAMENA), working at Durham University and the Universities of Oxford and Leicester.
MOOCs are free online courses, available for anyone to enrol from anywhere in the world. Our Endangered Archaeology course is available in Arabic, English, Farsi and French, and are accessible via the links at the bottom of the page.
Heritage is essential to our sense of identity and place in the world, but more than ever our heritage is under threat from conflict, tourism, natural disasters, and climate change. This puts archaeology at the heart of contemporary political and social debates.
We work to sustain and protect cultural heritage for future generations. We do this through documentation, research, training and knowledge sharing, and consultancy, and by seeking to understand how people across the globe engage with, and respond to, their own heritage and that of others.
To coincide with the launch of the MOOC, we’ve also launched the Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection (DCCHP), led by our Department of Archaeology.
The Centre builds on our expertise in global cultural heritage protection and offers training and knowledge exchange with cultural heritage professionals around the world.
Inspired by Durham's own UNESCO World Heritage site, and our knowledge and experience of global heritage protection and training, we are working to sustain and protect cultural heritage for future generations.
We do this through documenting heritage sites, research, training, and consultancy. We also aim to understand how people across the globe engage with, and respond to, their own heritage and that of others.
Our Department of Archaeology is a leading centre for the study of archaeology and is ranked 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022). Visit our department web pages to learn more about postgraduate and undergraduate study.
The Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage MOOC is available in Arabic, English, Farsi and French.
Visit our DCCHP web pages to find out more about the Centre and upcoming events.