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New Partnership with the Fulbright Commission

(2 April 2012)

The Department of Archaeology, Durham University, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Fulbright Commission. Working with Durham University's International Office, the Department will be hosting a four-week cultural and academic programme for US students on the subject of the Northern Borders of Empire. Since 2009, an international team drawn principally from Durham University (UK) and Stanford University (US) has been excavating the Roman fort and town at Binchester and surveying its place in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world. The Fulbright Summer Institute students will join this team to help explore the archaeology of the site, as well as attending seminars, lectures and fieldtrips to help them better understand the history of the Northern edge of the Roman Empire. The Fulbright Commission which fosters mutual cultural understanding between the UK and US is one of the world's most prestigious educational exchange schemes.

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