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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Zine-Making Workshop

14th October 2018, 14:00 to 16:00, Palace Green Library, Lois Burke

Use archive collections to inspire your own creative piece of work in this workshop, part of Durham Book Festival.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that women and girls have been largely left out of the historical record. Yet female life writings such as diaries and letters abound in archives and collections. Join Lois Burke, a researcher of Victorian girls’ writings, in a workshop that takes inspiration from materials in Durham’s Palace Green Library and other collections to encourage a creative engagement with women’s history.

In the style of zine culture, you will cut, glue, and piece together your own interpretation of history! This is a great opportunity to share your interests and experiences in a supportive and creative environment. All materials will be provided for you to create your own zine.

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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.


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