The latest talk in our Durham Global Lecture series took place recently at the UK Ambassador’s Residence in Brussels.
The latest lecture by our Archaeology Professor Robin Coningham focused on urban infrastructure, climate change, disaster and risk: lessons from the past for the future.
Robin delivered this latest lecture at the invitation of the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the European Union, Mr Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby CMG.
The lecture took place at the Ambassador’s Residence in Brussels, joined by many of our alumni live on Zoom.
Proceedings were introduced by the Ambassador and co-chaired by our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, and UNESCO’s Representative to the European Union, Ms Louise Haxthausen.
Discussion focused on the role of archaeology in urban infrastructure, climate change, disaster and risk.
As part of the talk, Professor Coningham gave insights into how we have been working internationally with partners to develop methods and best practice for the protection of heritage in response to, and in anticipation of, humanitarian crises.
The findings are now contributing to our research-led archaeology learning, as part of the new Level 3 module 'Archaeology and Global Sustainable Development’, which has recently won the University’s 2023 Global Curriculum Award.
Durham Global Lectures is a programme of high-profile lectures with world-leading thinkers from industry, politics and academia aimed at developing Durham as a global thought leader.
Through our Global Lecture Series, we aim to encourage discussion and debate on an international platform to engage with our global community of academics, alumni and supporters.
The series is an exciting opportunity to engage high profile individuals with our world-leading research work to further strengthen existing relationships and explore new potential for future working, philanthropy and collaboration.
Our Department of Archaeology is a leading centre for the study of archaeology and is ranked 10th in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject 2023). We are an inclusive, vibrant and international community. Our students develop knowledge and gain essential and transferable skills through research-led teaching and lab-based training.
Feeling inspired? Visit our Archaeology webpages to learn more about our postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.