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Research

What's happening?

Durham University offers an exciting year-round calendar of lectures, seminars and exhibitions. Events are open to the public, so take the opportunity to engage with current debates, explore some of our beautiful buildings and grounds, expand your knowledge or learn more about our cultural artefacts.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes: Transforming 19th Century Japan

10:00am to 5:00pm

An exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The Hills are High

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Shattering Perceptions: The Women of Archaeology

10:00am to 4:45pm, Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library

A temporary exhibition exploring the diverse achievements of women in archaeology

Contact archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Hidden Women

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

New tour highlights the 'hidden women' at the Oriental Museum

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


“The Beginning of Sound Film -The End of Literary Modernism?” and “The Rise of Populism and a Call for the New Sincerity in Contemporary Fiction”

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The first pair of talks in the series of Late Summer Lectures, organised by English Studies, will look at how literature reflects trends and developments in wider culture and politics, focusing on modern and contemporary writers. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.