Monthly Archives: November 2013


On the 23rd November 2013,  #invadeDurham took place as part of the Protected Urban Planet project. #invadeDurham gives communities the opportunity to share views on what Durham and its changes mean to them. Building on a Durham University-UNESCO conference in 2012, #invadeDurham follows in the footsteps of an Italian initiative, “Invasioni Digitali” (, which involves communities in co-creating cultural values. Led by Fabrizio Todisco, “Invasioni Digitali”, has performed more than 225 invasions, in cities like Rome and Florence, providing a creative moment when the public can engage and voice their feelings on the cultural heritage of their cities.

#invadeDurham is the first such project outside Italy, led by Ana Pereira Roders, Sarah Semple and Jamie Davies, but involving many more academics and students. #invadeDurham integrates an academic approach, facilitating a project that will enable communities worldwide to raise their voices through the renewed platform Protected Urban Planet. The project is supported by Durham University, the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre and Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. The event has been facilitated by an award from Durham University Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and will be hosted at the Durham World Heritage Centre.  Ana Pereira Roders is a visiting fellow with the Durham Institute of Advanced Studies, holding a Durham International Fellowship for Research and Enterprise (COFUND).

On Saturday 23rd November 2013, over 200 people participated in #invadeDurham by taking photographs, writing notes or through video and audio recordings as they revealed what makes Durham significant and providing comments and criticisms about Durham as a World Heritage City.

For a video of the project see:

To view the data from #invadeDurham and to contribute your own photographs got to:

November 2013

Binchester Exhibition

Durham University Students create an online exhibition about Binchester Roman Fort. It was the last exhibition to be displayed at the Old Fulling Mill Museum, Durham. The exhibition is available to view at:


Post-Excavation Finds Washing Day

November 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wardell Armstrong Archaeology
Cumbria CA4 0BQ

A Free day workshop at the Wardel Armstrong office near Carlisle run by finds specialist Megan Stoakley. We will be cleaning the pottery from the main 2013 excavation. This is a great chance to see the whole assemblage. The day is indoors and runs from 10am to 3pm so please bring lunch. A follow up workshop on Roman pottery identification and fabrics will be held early in 2014 , led by pottery specialist Louise Herd. Date TBC.

For more information: