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UNESCO and World Heritage

a view of the cathedral and riverAs 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. The Institute’s specific vocation is to study tangible and intangible heritage – artefacts, built structures, collections, as well as the cultural practices, representations, knowledge, and skills associated therewith – and the relation between such expressions of heritage, over a long period, in both local and global contexts, and in a uniquely multidisciplinary framework across the Humanities and Social and Physical Sciences.

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  • UNESCO and Durham World Heritage Site

    IMEMS is the academic hub for research on Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and 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.

    View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear
  • Durham Priory Library Recreated

    Durham University, in partnership with Durham Cathedral, is undertaking an ambitious project to digitise the original Priory Library of Durham Cathedral.

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UNESCO and Durham World Heritage Site

IMEMS is the academic hub for research on Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and 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.

View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear

Durham Priory Library Recreated

Durham University, in partnership with Durham Cathedral, is undertaking an ambitious project to digitise the original Priory Library of Durham Cathedral.

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