Tag Archives: UNESCO

Durham World Heritage Site Research Strategy Launch Event

The Durham World Heritage Site Research Framework was published January last year.  It aims to promote rigorous, academically informed research to progress our understanding and appreciation of the Cathedral, Castle and their environs.

To view the Strategy click here.

This launch event will provide an opportunity for interested researchers to discuss the priorities for research identified in the Strategy and aims to provide a space for the initial discussions which will lead to future research projects and funding proposals for them.

Please click here to see the programme for a full schedule of the planned activity for the afternoon.

This event will be on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 1.00pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham.

If you would like to attend please register your details with Kelly Guy at: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk.

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Two UNESCO lectures next week

Next week series a pair of UNESCO lectures are to be held. However both on the same day at the same time but in Durham and Newcastle. Details of both lectures are given below.

Professor Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University

This lecture, Cultural Property in Conflict and Peace, is part of the Newcastle University Insights lecture series. Admission is free with no pre-booking required.

This starts at 17:30 and will be just over an hour. It will be held at the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. Further details of this lecture can be found here,

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Professor Robin Coningham, UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage at Durham University

The lecture, ‘Ships of Gold’: UNESCO, Pilgrimage and Preservation in South Asia, is part of the Durham World Heritage Site lecture series. Admission is free but booking is required for this.

This also starts at 17:30. It will be held at the Palace Green Library Learning Centre. Further details of this lecture can be found here.

Research and Rescue Excavations – Exhibition and talk

Recovery and rescue archaeology – Exhibition and Lecture

The current exhibition at the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre is entitled ‘The Nepal Earthquakes: research and rescue excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage properties of Kathmandu’.  The exhibition finishes on the 27th November.

The Visitor Centre team would like to invite you to a lunchtime talk by Dr Mark Manuel, one of the research team on Thursday 19th November at 1.15pm at the Visitor Centre.  Dr Manuel will outline Durham University’s Department of Archaeology and UNESCO Chair activities in Kathmandu since the earthquakes in April and May 2015. There will also be an opportunity to view the exhibition.

If you would like to reserve a space please email or call the Visitor Centre on visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk or 0191 33 43805 (space is limited).  The Visitor Centre is located at 7 Owengate, Durham DH1 3HB