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Challenging Archives: Reflecting on the Centenary of Iraq

Date/Time: Monday 1 - Friday 5 March 2021

Venue: Online, via Zoom

In this public lecture series (1 – 5 March 2021) Iraqi academics consider the current situation for museums and cultural sites in Iraq. They will also reflect upon the resources offered by the Gertrude Bell Archives and their relevance for researchers working on Iraq today.

Monday 1 March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Archives as Sites of Contention
Dr Sana Al-Naimi, External teacher and design tutor at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape, Newcastle University and RIBA Chartered Architect

Tuesday 2 March, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Documenting Iraq's Archaeological Heritage: A New Surveys and Digital Database
Dr Abdulameer Al-Hamdani, Researcher at Durham University and Former Minister of Culture, Iraq

Wednesday 3 March, 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Cultural Heritage in Iraq today
Dr Mehiyar Kathem, Research Associate at UCL and Nahrein Network Coordinator

Thursday 4 March, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

The importance of documenting the landscape archaeology of southern Mesopotamia
Dr Jaafar Jotheri, Assistant Professor in Geoarchaeology, Vice Dean, Faulty of Archaeology, University of Al-Qadisiyah

Friday 5 March, 6.00pm - 7.00pm

Discussion session with the producers of ‘Letters from Baghdad’ Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum
Hosted by Dr Sana Al-Naimi