Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

4 Dec 20:00

Lecture NIT UHL: METU TAÇDAM’s Studies of Post-Earthquake Antakya: From Hope for Recovery to Concerns over Loss

A. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz, Ahmet Türer, Duygu Ergenç, Hatice Pamir, Mert Nezih Rifaioğlu, Neriman Şahin Güçhan, Özgün Özçakır, Pınar Aykaç Leidholm, Selen Tuğrul


4 Dec 20:00 - 22:00

In the wake of two formidable earthquakes that shook the southern regions of Turkey on February 6, Antakya, a city steeped in rich, multi-layered cultural heritage, faced not only the tragic loss of lives but also significant damage to its historical treasures. This presentation focuses on the work done by the METU TAÇDAM team that focused on post-earthquake damage assessment in Antakya. Fokke Gerritsen (NIT) will moderate the discussions following the lecture.

Date: 4 December 2023, Monday
Time: 8 pm - 10 pm (Istanbul time)

The event will be online. No registration is necessary. Please follow the link below to join the webinar. The session will be in Turkish and English, and a simultaneous translation will be provided.

Meeting link: Go here
Meeting ID: 821 3098 2179
Password: 040159

NIT Urban Heritage Lab is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities. The third edition of the Urban Heritage Lab Autumn Course is organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU), Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development, and with the support of the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul.
The course will spotlight archaeological heritage in urban contexts and explore a series of topical issues, including: How can archaeological heritage in urban settings contribute to presenting the stories of a city and its inhabitants? Given the nature of archaeological remains (often underfoot, fragmented, limited to small exposures, disconnected from present-day communities, obstructing rather than enabling present-day urban movement), what are the specific challenges of archaeological heritage in this respect? What are the best strategies for preservation, display and public engagement? Can archaeological heritage be a driver for sustainable urban development in a time of climate crisis?
Between November 3 and December 15, NIT offers a series of public webinars on Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities from academics and professionals every Friday. Follow NIT’s social media and announcements to receive the Zoom links for these weekly meetings.

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