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Heritage: Rebuilding the Future from the Past

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU


This event 'Heritage: Rebuilding the Future from the Past' is organised by Judith McKenzie and Miranda Williams for the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL); and Oxford University’s Humanities Division, Manar al-Athar, Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA), and ERC project The Monumental Art of the Late Antique Christian and Early Islamic East.


11.00 Registration, morning tea/coffee

11.20 Bill Finlayson (CBRL) Opening Remarks

11.30 Judith McKenzie (Manar al-Athar, Oxford) “The Built Environment and Identity”

12.00 Robert Bewley (EAMENA, Oxford) “Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa: Approach and Recent Results”

12.30 Edmund Herzig (Oriental Studies, Oxford) “Bactria/Balkh – Cultural Heritage Research and Management in Afghanistan”

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00 Ross Burns (Monuments of Syria, Sydney) “Aleppo – a Reckoning”

2.30 Round table discussion

3.00-4.00 Afternoon tea/coffee, with book launch for Ross Burns' Aleppo: A History and Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East

The event is free (with lunch), but please book here or email: (ph. 01865-610 236)


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Miranda Williams
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