Visiting Fellowships at the Durham Residential Research Library 2020–21

The recently-launched Durham Residential Research Library (DRRL) is delighted to invite applications from researchers for Visiting Fellowships. The DRRL aims to enable and foster research across the three historic collections of Durham – those held by Durham Cathedral, Ushaw, 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. Fellowships will generally last for one month but can last up to a maximum of three months. More information attached. Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 17 February 2020. Academic enquiries: Dr James Kelly at james.kelly3@durham.ac.uk. Please send applications to: RRL.admin@durham.ac.uk.

17th Biennial Medieval Romance Conference: Durham, April 21st-23rd 2020

For another conference on medieval literature taking place in Durham in 2020, see:
https://medievalinsularromanceconference2020.wordpress.com

Durham Summer Schools: Latin/Palaeography and "Things that Matter"


Latin and Palaeography: 20th July 2020 to 31st July 2020
The teaching programme is divided into morning classes and afternoon independent study sessions. The morning sessions will consist of lectures and exercises and will include a short break for coffee. These include exercises in reading and transcription. The afternoon sessions consist of hands-on independent work with medieval manuscripts, and will culminate in a workshop with a series of presentations. 
Full Price: £650 
Bursaries: Up to £300 may be available from the Institute to support Durham students without access to funding for their studies. Regrettably, we cannot offer bursaries to participants from outside Durham University; Durham students with funding (e.g. Northern Bridge) are encouraged to look into other funding sources, such as cohort training schemes. 
The deadline for applications is 1 May 2020.

Things That Matter. Material and Culture in/for the Digital Age: 15 - 19 June 2020
“Things that Matter” addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. The recent advances of digital technology have created new modes of reproduction and forms of consumption that have substantially reshaped the concepts of ‘object’ and of ‘collection’ at the heart of cultural institutions such as libraries and museums. The Summer School engages with key questions that arise from the study of the past in the digital age. These issues include the changing nature of objects such as books and scientific instruments as source materials; the history and practice of collections and collecting, digitization and its challenges, both technological and intellectual. 
The deadline for application for the summer school is 31 March 2020.
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