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UNESCO and Durham World Heritage Site

IMEMS exists first and foremost to facilitate and support Durham's academic research into medieval and early modern fields of study.

If you are planning research in these areas or if you are working on a bid for funding in any aspect of medieval and early modern studies, please contact us to see how we can help.
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Research and UNESCO

We focus on interdisciplinary projects at all stages of development, actively supporting co-operation between members of various departments and faculties across the University. We support networks by offering financial and administrative assistance for research catalyst-meetings, project-development, conferences and colloquia, supporting projects leading to clearly defined outputs such as journal articles, books, essays, interim papers and grant-applications. We also support a number of major research projects and have our own publications series.

Our regular seminar series brings distinguished speakers to Durham, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of research. Additional lectures, conferences and colloquia, are set up from year to year to support particular initiatives. This includes an annual postgraduate conference in Durham. IMEMS also supports Durham scholars who speak at major international conferences.

  • 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.
    Shelf of books

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.
Shelf of books