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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.

Shattering Perceptions: The Women of Archaeology

14th June 2018, 10:00 to 4th November 2018, 16:45, Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library

A temporary exhibition exploring the diverse achievements of women in archaeology

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of some women getting the vote. To celebrate this momentous year, a group of Masters students from the Department of Archaeology, Durham University, are curating an exhibition to explore the diverse achievements of women in archaeology.

This exhibition challenges perceptions about what archaeology involves and who does it. It will showcase the many different aspects of archaeology, as well as women who shape history through their exceptional work. The exhibition will feature Dame Kathleen Kenyon and others who lived or worked in the Durham area, such as Gertrude Bell and members of the Archaeology Department today. It will showcase the different aspects of archaeology in addition to digging, including bone analysis, experimental archaeology, and community engagement.

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