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Development Projects

2022/23 Projects

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Interdisciplinary priorities for an inclusive neurodiverse society

This project is led by the Centre for Neurodiversity & Development with the aim of increasing interdisciplinary capacity and shaping future funding priorities in the area of neurodiversity and autism research at Durham University.

Computer screen with textScience and the Media

This project comprises a series of workshop to explore and build ideas at the intersections of scientific evidence, media reporting, and their influence on public policies and behaviour.


image of a brainSyntax, Evolution, Mind and Culture

Through a series of four half day workshops, this project will exploit the critical mass developed at Durham around the interplay of cognitive and cultural evolution.



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Conversations on Machine Learning and Conceptual Change

Through a series of five conversations, this project seeks to identify basic transformative concepts in ML and AI concepts that resonate across the sciences and humanity to serve as the foundation of a multiyear research project


Boat and Durham Cathedral Absence/presence of Durham’s Black History: exploration of institutions, archives archives, students and pedagogies

This Development Project through a series of workshops,  seeks to build on existing synergies emerging from discussion within the BAME network on the absence/presence of Durham’s ‘black’ (refers to those who see themselves as being politically black) history. It seeks to contribute to the debates on decolonising by exploring institutions, archives, black students in Durham’s history and explore the impact of these findings on pedagogies and curriculums within the University.

Feeling Political: how intimacy and everyday life make political identities

This project aims to create dialogue between scholars working in discrete fields of politics and everyday emotions, and to consolidate a critical mass at DU working in the field of ‘feeling political’ (intimacies, politics  and everyday life) and build research capacity.