Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

9 May '18 Lecture

Rebuilding Identity, Memory and Material Culture in Post-War Syria

Destruction of cultural heritage has escalated in Syria and Iraq as the ongoing armed conflict has spread to ancient cities. The violence of this conflict is not, or course, limited to the destruction of cultural property, and has first and foremost served to create a humanitarian catastrophe. In this lecture on May 15, Nour A. Munawar will explore attitudes to cultural heritage among displaced peoples and refugees.

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Nour A. Munawar is a PhD researcher in Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands. Nour’s PhD project is about: The (Re)construction of Syrian and Iraqi Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict Contexts. He is a UNESCO expert on Safeguarding Syrian Cultural Heritage and Member of The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-Nederland).

Image: Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo - December 2017 - Photo Credit Louay Dakhel