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  • Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani: Great Britain. Volume I, Fascicule 11: The Hinterland of Hadrian's Wall and Derbyshire, by Lindsay Allason-Jones is being published by the British Academy, hopefully before the end of 2022. It won’t be cheap, but we will ensure our library has a copy.
  • The Great North Museum has announced that a Benin bronze in its collection is to be returned to Nigeria. The brass stave with a distinctive bird finial was looted from Benin City by the British military in 1897.
  • The National Gallery is staging an exhibition of the work of Winslow Homer, the American artist who settled in Cullercoats in the 1880s. It will run from 8 September to 7 January, and include a number of Cullercoats works.
  • Durham Record Office’s search room is closed to visitors while they pack up their archives in preparation for a move to a new history centre in 2023
  • The Great British Dig: History in your Back Garden, Dr Chloe Duckworth (Newcastle Univ) is a book being published by Bloomsbury on 3 March, following Chloe’s Channel 4 show of the same name. There is a discount of 25% off the cover price, using voucher code DIG25, until 30 March. Chloe is also speaking via Zoom to our Durham sister society, the AASDN, on 19 Feb at 2.30.
  • Histories of the Witch Trials is a research report on the links between the National Trust for Scotland’s properties and the Scottish witch trials between 1563 and 1736. It is available as a pdf, free to download.
  • North East Heritage Library is ‘a community-driven initiative to document historic sites and stories’ in South East Northumberland, Tyneside and Wearside, mainly but not entirely on-line. Patrons can join at various levels, providing different packages of resources

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