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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


IMEMS is one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of medieval and early modern studies in the world. A versatile ensemble of academics, curators, students, practitioners, and volunteers, we cover a comprehensive range of areas from Late Antiquity to the late eighteenth century, with a global range from the Silk Road to the Anglo-Saxon and Viking North. We promote the global standing of Durham University’s research, and its museums and collections, by initiating, co-ordinating and supporting networks, programmes and projects, and lectures and workshops for both specialists and the wider public. As the academic hub for Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, we champion a framework for rigorous research, impact, and dissemination, in order to strengthen the global understanding and appreciation of one of Europe’s great Palatinates. Durham is a site of Outstanding Universal Value: by studying its past, we engage with the present and map strategies for its future.



Witchcraft and Magic - Historical and Anthropological Perspectives

Wednesday 1st May 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College

Durham World Heritage Site Lecture: ‘Mind the Gap: who benefits from Heritage?’

Monday 6th May 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Room PCL048, Durham University, Professor Dr Friedrich Lueth