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Centre for Catholic Studies

Centre for Catholic Studies

Founded in 2008, the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University represents a creative partnership between academy and church: a centre within the pluralist, public academy for critically constructive Catholic studies of the highest academic standing.

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Postgraduate Study Day in Catholic Theology and Catholic Studies

Friday 2 June 2017 at Durham University

The CCS Postgraduate Study Day is a chance for postgraduates working in any aspect of contemporary Catholic theology and/or Catholic studies to meet and present their research in a collegial environment. Postgraduates are invited to submit proposals (title and 100-200 word abstract) for 20 minute papers on any area relevant to Catholic theology/Catholic studies, including constructive, practical, pastoral or political theology, Catholic Social Thought and Practice, the history of Catholicism, Catholicism, literature and the arts, and the social-scientific study of Catholicism.

To submit a proposal, please download a Paper Proposal form and submit to by 1 April 2017.

For further information, or to book a place at the day, please see the event's booking page. The deadline for booking a place at the day is 9 May 2017.

Ushaw College

Durham University to Develop New International Residential Research Library at Ushaw College

A new international residential research library, the only one of its kind in the UK, is to be developed at Ushaw College, in a £2 million project led by Durham University.

It is intended that leading researchers from around the world will visit Ushaw to study and work with its outstanding collections, along with those of Durham Cathedral and the University’s Palace Green Library, enhancing the thriving scholarly community that already exists in and around Durham City.

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