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The Centre was formed in 2015, with founding members drawn from the departments and schools in Durham's Faculty of Arts and Humanities, including English Studies, History, Modern Languages and Cultures, and Theology and Religion.

During our inaugural research meeting in Michaelmas 2015, Centre members developed three themes that will form distinct areas of focus for the Centre. These are Radicalism and Anti-Radicalism, Surveillance, and the Individual and the State. Over the coming years, members will be conducting public events and collaborative projects to explore these areas, in addition to the wide range of research activity also being conducted on other aspects of modern culture and conflict.
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Our research

Current research projects address a range of cultural forms, including literature, film, publishing, and photography.

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