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Our Global Lecture Series travels to Brussels

The latest talk in our Durham Global Lecture series took place recently at the UK Ambassador’s Residence in Brussels.
An image of Professor Robin Coningham and Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien at the UK Ambassador’s Residence in Brussels

Remembering Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp

Following the news of her death aged 93, we are remembering with fondness and pride the contribution that Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp made to the field of Archaeology and to Durham University.
A portrait of Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Betley

Sam Betley studied for a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology at between 2015-2018. Now he works as a Senior Policy Advisor at His Majesty's Treasury.
Durham Archaeology alumnus Sam Betley next to Hadrian's Wall

World Autism Acceptance Week: experiences of autism in Archaeology and Classics & Ancient History

In recognition of World Autism Acceptance Week, 27 March – 2 April 2023, and World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday 2 April, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity leads in the Departments of Archaeology, and of Classics and Ancient History have joined together to give students and staff who have experiences of autism a forum.
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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

The Department of Archaeology is proud to announce that we have been ranked 10th in the world for archaeology.
Logo for the QS University Rankings

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Bamborough

Learn about the career of Matthew Bamborough, who studied for a BSc in Archaeology between 2015-2018. Since then he has worked in field archaeology and completed an MSc at Oxford University. Now he works as a heritage consultant.
Durham Archaeology alumnus Matthew Bamborough

How can South Asian archaeology be written more equitably?

Rewriting World Archaeology: South Asia is a mentoring programme led by Antiquity and Durham University Department of Archaeology that will mentor early career researchers from South Asia.
Colourful world map

Hands-on and fun: enhancing museum education in Jordan

Practical workshops are helping to invigorate young Jordanians' interest in their heritage.
Primary school children in Amman, Jordan as part of the 'Learning from Multicultural Amman' project

Departmental delegation to India creates exciting opportunities

We recently took part in a delegation along with the Department of Education to collaborate with academic institutions and archaeological organisations in India. We are all looking forward to working together to manage cultural heritage sustainably.
Colleagues from Durham University and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Archaeology Departments

Durham UNESCO Chair team contributing to World Heritage Nomination bid in Nepal

The site of Tilaurakot, located in southwest Nepal, represents one of the best-preserved ancient cities within South Asia. Applying evidence uncovered through recent archaeological investigations supported by Durham University, the Government of Nepal is now preparing Tilaurakot for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Excavation of a structure beyond the causeway outside the Eastern Gateway

Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Silverman

Learn about the career of Danielle Silverman, who studied for a BA in Archaeology between 2015-2018. Now she is studying for a PhD in anthropology at the University of Illinois.
Headshot of Durham Archaeology alumna Danielle Silverman