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Centre for Comparative Modernities

The Centre for Comparative Modernities brings together colleagues across Durham University into an interdisciplinary cluster to investigate the global vicissitudes of modernity/modernities to foster research synergy. It endeavours to move beyond the western-centric paradigm by reconsidering the fundamental nature and characteristics of modernity and challenging many of the conventional understandings of how the world has changed over time.
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Given the complexities of the rapidly changing world, there is a growing need and urgency to deepen the understanding of the nature, dynamics, manifestations, challenges and consequences of the modern transformation of societies across national and cultural boundaries.

The Centre aims at fostering new scholarship and facilitating research initiatives and collaboration. As a joint initiative with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Zhejiang University, China, the Centre brings extra expertise, research and perspectives from leading academics from China.

The Centre is keen to collaborate with prospective graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are looking to develop projects in Durham.

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Centre for Comparative Modernities

School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Durham University
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