Department of History
Durham is a leading British centre for the study of History, ranked as the top UK History Department by the Sunday Times in 2010, and by the Complete University Guide for 2012. Our research expertise and teaching provision extends from the early medieval to recent times, from Britain and Europe (including Russia), to America, Africa and China, and across social, cultural, gender, media, political and economic history.
One of the seven departments which make up the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and located in the historic heart of Durham, the History Department is close to the World Heritage site of Cathedral and Castle. The University has excellent libraries, with archives and book collections of international significance and which provide access to a huge range of online resources, making us a perfect choice for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Events at the History Department
Dr Giles Gasper to deliver the Blackfriars New Year Lecture: 'Eggs Benedict, Monks and Their Food'
(25 January 2012)
Dr Giles Gasper is to deliver the Blackfriars New Year Lecture, 'Eggs Benedict, Monks and Their Food' on Saturday 28 January, 11.00 am at Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle.
Blackfriars has become one of the city's most recognised restaurants and is now regarded as a local institution, specialising in the provision of authentic medieval food. Broader themes of the symbolic and ideological significance of food within the medieval religious context will be explored, as well as some practical issues in food presentation and consumption. The lecture includes lunch at 12.30 pm. Further information, and details for booking are available by following this link or by contacting the restaurant on 0191 2615945.
Contact Details43 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EX
tel: +44 (0)191 334 1040
fax: +44 (0)191 334 1041
IMRS/IMEMS Conference Series Summer 2013
- Early Modern Catholicism
- Intellectual Networks in the Long Seventeenth Century
- Producing Text and Gospel Commentary in Medieval Perspective
Three conferences in June and July will mark the launch of the University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Durham exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels, and celebrate the rich resources of the city’s historic libraries – Cosin’s Library, the Cathedral Library, and the Library of Ushaw College.
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