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Book Launch: Music in Colonial Punjab, Dr Radha Kapuria

Join the author, Dr Radha Kapuria (Durham, History), in conversation with Prof Laura Leante (Durham, Music), Dr Maryam Mirza (Durham, English Studies), and Dr Christopher Bahl (Durham, History).
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Exploring historical friendship between women

For International Day of Friendship, which is 30 July, Associate Professor Amanda Herbert from our Department of History explores the importance of friendship between women in the early modern era.
Three women gossiping

Exploring the linguistic history of chocolate

In celebration of World Chocolate Day, which is Friday 7 July, Jamie Paterno Ostmann, a PhD candidate in our Department of History, explores different theories regarding the origins of the word ‘chocolate.’
Hand with cocoa beans

Sudan’s entire history has been dominated by soldiers and the violence and corruption they bring

Professor Justin Willis from our Department of History explains the history of Sudan from 1820 to the present day in light of the current conflict in the region.
map of sudan

Dr Natalie Mears appearing on 'Talking History' podcast series Sunday 26 March 7pm

Dr Natalie Mears from the History Department is appearing as a panel member on the popular podcast series 'Talking History' with Patrick Geoghegan on Sunday 26 March at 7pm.
Dr Natalie Mears

Food history research leads to chocolate-themed events in the run-up to Valentine’s Day

Staff and students are planning chocolate-themed events in the lead up to Valentine’s Day in connection with a research project about the origins and history of chocolate.
A bar of chocolate

Durham University historian features in Not Just the Tudors podcast

In an episode of the popular podcast, Not Just the Tudors, Durham University historian Dr Marc W. S. Jaffré talks with Professor Suzannah Lipscomb about France's Louis XIII and his court.

Exploring the Victorian Occult

As Halloween approaches, we talk to Dr Efram Sera-Shriar, Associate Director of Research for the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, International, at Durham. His research explores the study of the occult and its intersection with the sciences. He is the lead organiser for Beyond the Veil: Cross-Cultural & Interdisciplinary Studies of Horror, Gothic, and the Occult in the Nineteenth Century, taking place on Halloween, 31 October.
Apparition during palm reading from 1869

Round table discussion on Ukraine recorded as part of Durham Book Festival

This round table discussion was recorded by Durham Book Festival in partnership with Durham University in September 2022 and brings a group of leading historians together to explore the history of the current conflict in Ukraine
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International physics honour for Durham University historian

A leading body representing physicists across the world has presented one of its most prestigious honours to a Durham historian.
Joseph D Martin smiles at camera standing in the countryside

Understanding a century of global fascination with Tutankhamun: In conversation with Professor Christina Riggs

Professor Christina Riggs, Department of History, is a renowned expert on ancient Egypt and the Tutankhamun excavation. As the world marks 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, we chat to Christina about her research expertise and how visual culture, such as photography, has been at the heart of a century of global fascination.
Image of Tutankhamun

Queen Elizabeth II: the history of royal funerals and how this one will be different

Professor Philip Williamson from our Department of History shares his insights on the history of royal funerals.
Royal funeral