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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities

10th September 2019, 13:00 to 13th September 2019, 14:00, St Chad's College, Durham University and Ushaw College

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Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities: Britain, Ireland and the European Context, c.1100-c.1900

Organised by Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, in collaboration with The Centre for Catholic Studies.

Durham University, in collaboration with Ushaw and Durham Cathedral Library, is in the process of establishing a Residential Research Library, which will provide opportunities for visiting scholars to come to Durham to work on the rich collections of these three institutions. The formal launch of the RRL will take place in the autumn of 2019 and to celebrate the event Durham University and Ushaw are hosting a conference on the theme of Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities.

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We are delighted to confirm the following plenary speakers:

  • Timothy Bolton (Bloomsbury Auctions)

  • Anne Thayer (Lancaster Theological Seminary)

  • James Carley (Kent)


Durham City has a range of private hotel and B&B accommodation and Newcastle is a major centre, which can be reached in just 15 minutes by train from central Durham. Delegates can choose to arrange their own accommodation, or they may wish to book one a pre-reserved room in conference accommodation when they register.


Durham can be reached in under 3 hours from London by train. Newcastle Airport, which is within very easy striking distance of the City by taxi or by metro + train, offers regular flights to a number of major hubs. Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester are other major UK cities with direct rail links to Durham.

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