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Introduction to International Boundaries: Definition, Delimitation and Dispute Resolution

01 January 2021 - 31 December 2025

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

This online training course provides a simple, contextual overview of international boundaries and the practical measures that can be taken to resolve international boundary disputes. Through a series of short online lectures and a final practical exercise, the course explores the relevance of borders and looks at land and maritime boundary disputes, before covering methods available for dispute resolution.

  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences

'There was light': Amunhotep III and his Dazzling Age

01 October 2022 - 21 May 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Oriental Museum

The ancient Egyptian king Amunhotep III was the grandfather of the famous boy king Tutankhamun.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Guardians of the Silk Road's Heritage: Women of the mountains of Central Asia

01 October 2022 - 21 May 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Oriental Museum

This exhibition showcases the work of the professional artists and craftswomen who do so much to preserve and transfer traditional knowledge and skills, adapting them for new audiences and popularising Central Asian folk art. Alongside photographs of the women practicing a variety of traditional craft techniques will be examples of their textile work.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Photographing Tutankhamun

09 December 2022 - 24 June 2023

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Art Gallery

This exhibition explores how photography turned Tutankhamun into a global sensation. It shows the most famous photographic images in archaeology, from the most famous of archaeological finds: the tomb of Tutankhamun. Marking the 100th anniversary of the tomb’s discovery in November 1922, this exhibition created by Durham University academic, Prof Christina Riggs, examines the striking images created by photographer Harry Burton during the decade-long excavation.

  • Exhibitions
  • Everyone

Discover Durham Live Virtual Sessions

06 February 2023 - 29 June 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Book a Discover Durham Live Virtual Session- come and hear from our current students!

  • Open days & visits

Discover Durham Live Virtual Sessions

06 February 2023 - 29 June 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Book a Discover Durham Live Virtual Session- come and hear from our current students!

  • Open days & visits

STEP 2023 Information Events

13 February 2023 - 12 April 2023

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Want to find out more about the STEP programme? Come and talk to the STEP team at one of our information events.

  • Open days & visits

Stories from the River: Explore the collection of Gary Bankhead, underwater archaeologist

20 February 2023 - 16 April 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Museum of Archaeology

The exhibition explores the stories connected through objects discovered in the River Wear, evoking the social history of Durham’s past 800 years. It has been co-curated by underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead and the Museum of Archaeology. It will feature around 200 of the 13,500 artefacts that have been found in the River Wear by Gary since 2008, in a friendly-family display.

  • Exhibition
  • Everyone

Annual Volunteering and Outreach Award nominations now open!

01 March 2023 - 16 April 2023

12:03 PM - 12:00 PM

Nominations are now open for this year’s Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO) Awards, where students and staff are recognised for the invaluable contribution they make to a wide variety of projects.

  • Charity & volunteering

Translating Embodiedness symposium, 13th March 2023, The Place, London

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

This symposium aims to collectively explore forms of embodied practice in the post-WWII era, with a focus on Japan in the global context.

  • Discussion
  • Research event
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences

Distinguished International Visitor 2023: Professor Elizabeth Povinelli

13 March 2023 - 14 March 2023

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Professor Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia University, Anthropology) is this year's Distinguished International Visitor. We are greatly looking forward to a series of exciting events on her work and its intersections and provocations for geography.

  • Research event

The Post-Industrial Present: The Temporalities of Sea Glass in North East England

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

An IAS Fellowship Seminar by Dr David Kneas (University of South Carolina)

  • Research event

Political Perils in a Semiotics After Geontopower

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Seminar by Professor Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia University) hosted by the Department of Geography

  • Research event

Virtual Guest Lecture by Sandra Batten (Bank of England)

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Energy, Climate Policy and the Economy

  • Research event

Living Texts Seminar Series: A Public Reading by Tomer Gardi - Eine runde Sache

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Living Texts Seminar Series presents a reading by Tomer Gardi of his new novel Eine runde Sache.

  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences

Durham Global Environmental Law Lecture Series - Globalisation and Harmonisation of Environmental Law

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy at Durham University Law School and the Global Policy Institute are delighted to offer this series of lectures.

  • Research event
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences

Annual Irvine Lecture 2023 - Prof Gráinne de Burca (NYU): 'Illiberal Human Rights'

13 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Annual Irvine Lecture 2023 welcomes Prof Gráinne de Burca (NYU)

  • Research event
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences

PhD Workshop with IAS Fellow Professor Elizabeth Povinelli (Columbia University)

14 March 2023 - 14 March 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PhD Workshop in the Department of Geography

  • Research event

LCS Feedback and Discussion Session

14 March 2023 - 14 March 2023

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dr Dan Lawrence (Durham University) will circulate some material, and then lead a discussion on exploring household wealth and social complexity in the ancient Near East.

  • Research event

What’s on across our venues

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Historic Libraries at Palace Green, Oriental Museum, Museum of Archaeology and our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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