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63RA. Marburg- Workshop: Heritage in Conflict: the situation in Iraq and Syria

Dealing with Antiquity: Past, Present & Future

Philipps-Universität Marburg, July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017

The University of Marburg has the honor to invite to the 63rd Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale to be held on July 24th through 28th, 2017. This will be the tenth time that the Rencontre meets in Germany.

The SHIRIN (Syria) and RASHID (Iraq) organisations plan a workshop to provide updates and critical reviews of the heritage situation in Iraq and Syria. As we all know, both these countries have suffered terribly from afflictions to their rich cultural heritage in recent years. In this workshop we invite papers that address relevant issues, including accounts of projects headed by local heritage authorities, scientific organisations and NGOs. For security reasons, many of these projects take place outside Iraq and Syria but we also wish to hear about projects taking place inside Iraq and Syria and perhaps in adjacent countries too. We also welcome proposals for papers that outline new projects, local, national and international, that may help to address heritage concerns and challenges in the months and years ahead, in particular as both Iraq and Syria strive for a future beyond DAESH.

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