Conferences

Durham University hosts numerous conferences across a range of disciplines throughout the year. Many of these touch upon themes that are evident in the collections related to the Durham Residential Research Library. Visiting Fellows are encouraged to participate in these conferences.

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts II: Legacies, Revivals and Renewal

8–10 July 2019

This second biennial conference will explore key questions concerning the relationship between Catholicism and the arts, including literature, music, and visual art. What substantive relationships of conceptual and formal influence exist between Catholicism and the arts? Is there such a thing as Catholic literature, Catholic music, and Catholic art? If so, in what ways does their catholicity reside in relevant ideas, attitudes, values, and beliefs?

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Anselm of Canterbury: Nature, Order and the Divine

9–11 July 2019

A conference under the aegis of the International Association of Anselm Studies and in partnership with the Durham University Centre for Catholic Studies, it will explore themes such as Nature, Order and the Divine in Anselm’s writing.

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RRL Launch conference: ‘Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities: Britain, Ireland and the European Context, c.1100 to c.1900’

10–13 September 2019

The conference aims to take a broad and inclusive approach to its theme, exploring not only libraries as institutions, but also their social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Geographically, the conference aims to include Britain and Ireland, including the experiences of natives of the British Isles on the continent and institutions, such as the English Catholic colleges, established by exiles.

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The full programme of the @ResearchDurham conference in September is now available! You have until 28 July to register for a fantastic few days of talks on Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities + a chance to see our wonderful collections https://t.co/XMrly3BXju

The full programme of the @ResearchDurham conference in September is now available! You have until 28 July to register for a fantastic few days of talks on Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities + a chance to see our wonderful collections https://t.co/XMrly3BXju

The full programme of the @ResearchDurham conference in September is now available! You have until 28 July to register for a fantastic few days of talks on Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities + a chance to see our wonderful collections https://t.co/XMrly3BXju