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Key priorities

We are one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of medieval and early modern studies in the world. A versatile ensemble of academics, curators, students, practitioners, and volunteers, we cover a comprehensive range of areas from Late Antiquity to the late eighteenth century, with a global range from the Silk Road to the Anglo-Saxon and Viking North.

We promote the global standing of Durham University’s research, and its museums and collections, by initiating, co-ordinating and supporting networks, programmes and projects, and lectures and workshops for both specialists and the wider public. As the academic hub for Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, we champion a framework for rigorous research, impact, and dissemination, in order to strengthen the global understanding and appreciation of one of Europe’s great Palatinates.

See Our Research
Academic hub for Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site
Diverse range of study from Late Antiquity to the late eighteenth century
Global standing through promoting Durham University’s research, museums and collections
Talented community of academics, curators, students, practitioners and volunteers

Upcoming events

Blackfriars Lecture: Fantastic Feasts

Saturday 6 November 2021 - Saturday 6 November 2021
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Blackfriars Banquet Hall

UNESCO and Durham's World Heritage Site

Our Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is the academic hub for research on Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We have championed and developed a research strategy to promote rigorous, academically informed research to progress our understanding and appreciation of the Cathedral, Castle and their environs.
 

Get in touch

Enquiries about the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies should be sent via the email below.

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

7 Owengate
Durham
DH1 3HB

 

T:+44 (0) 191 334 6574


T:+44(0)191 3342974