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Durham Collections Fellowships

The Durham Collections Fellowships hosts researchers for Visiting Fellowships, from one to three months in duration. In addition, a series of named fellowships are available to work on particular collections or subject areas.

The Durham Collections Fellowships aims to enable and foster research across the three historic collections of Durham – those held by Durham Cathedral, Ushaw College, and Durham University, including Palace Green Library and the Oriental Museum. They include not only libraries, but also archives, collections of visual and material culture, and architectural assets. The purpose of the Visiting Fellowships is to support research into these globally significant collections.

In addition to the general scheme, there are several named visiting fellowship programmes. The Barker Visiting Fellowships are intended to support research into any of the collections held in Durham. The Lendrum Priory Library Fellowships specifically support work on the surviving contents of Durham Cathedral’s medieval priory library. This collection is currently the focus of a large-scale digitisation project. The Holland Visiting Fellowships support research into any of the collections held in Durham.

Fellows will be encouraged to work collaboratively with academic subject specialists, librarians, archivists and curators to realise the collections’ research potential, and to develop innovative research agendas. They will also be encouraged to participate in the life of the University, particularly its broad range of seminar series.

IMEMS Library Fellowships

In 2015, thanks to a generous donation from Joanna Barker, IMEMS launched the IMEMS Library Fellowship Scheme, which ran for four years as a precursor to the Durham Residential Research Library.

Previous Fellows

Details of past IMEMS Library Fellows can be found below.

Gašper Jakovac

1 May 2019 – 1 June 2019

Janne Skaffari

30 April 2019 - 29 May 2019

Abdul Azeem

1 April 2019 – 26 April 2019
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Eilish Gregory

1 May 2018 - 1 June 2018
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Giuseppe Guazzelli

3 April 2018 - 4 May 2018
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Anna Reynolds

16 March 2018 - 16 April 2018
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Matteo Binasco

1 September 2017 - 30 September 2017
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Derek Dunne

24 April 2016 - 24 June 2016

Liam Temple

10-21 April 2016 and 1-12 May 2016
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John Kuhn

15 June 2016 - 15 July 2016
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Natasha Constantinidou

9 May 2016 - 10 June 2016
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David Burke

1 March 2016 - 29 April 2016
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Anne McLaughlin

18 January 2016 - 19 February 2016
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Magdolna Szilágyi

2 November 2015 - 30 November 2015
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Anne Thayer

28 June 2015 - 31 July 2015
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Sarah McKeon

1 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
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