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Protecting the Past 2 - Towards a better future with cultural heritage

This album contains the podcasts recorded at the second Protecting the Past conference, co-organised by the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project of the University of Oxford with the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani and the University of Sulaimani. It was held in Sulaimani - Iraq on 30-31 October 2016. Participants discussed projects to monitor and protect cultural heritage in Iraq and the MENA region as whole. Podcasts are available in English, Arabic and Kurdish.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Citadel of Kirkuk: Reconnaissance and assessment of its archaeological heritage (Kurdish translation) Dr Narmeen A. Muhammadameen talks about challenges for work at the Kirkuk Citadel and the importance of this site for local and community identities. Narmeen Ali Muhammadameen 23 Nov 2016
2 The Citadel of Kirkuk: Reconnaissance and assessment of its archaeological heritage (English translation) Dr Narmeen A. Muhammadameen talks about challenges for work at the Kirkuk Citadel and the importance of this site for local and community identities. Narmeen Ali Muhammadameen 23 Nov 2016
3 The Citadel of Kirkuk: Reconnaissance and Assessment of Its Archaeological Heritage (Arabic) Dr Narmeen A. Muhammadameen talks about challenges for work at the Kirkuk Citadel and the importance of this site for local and community identities. Narmeen Ali Muhammadameen 23 Nov 2016
4 Site Destruction in the Iraqi Jazirah: a satellite imagery assessment (English) Dr Emma Cunliffe brings our attention to the importance of considering the significant damage caused by agriculture, development, irrigation and infrastructure protects to less visible sites and features, such as holloways. Emma Cunliffe 23 Nov 2016
5 Using Digital Technologies to Document the Endangered Archaeological Heritage of the Bazyan Basin in Slemani (English) Using case studies from his work in the Bazyan Basin, Ricardo Cabral outlines the digital technologies that can be used to survey and explore sites threatened by agriculture, development and industry in Iraq. Ricardo Cabral 23 Nov 2016
6 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (Kurdish translation) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
7 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (Arabic translation) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
8 Capacity Building for Cultural Heritage in the KRG (English) Dr Tobin Hartnell argues that three key ‘gaps’ are threatening cultural heritage: an interest gap, a caring gap, and a skills gap. He suggests that expanding cultural heritage studies beyond universities is a key priority for the future. Tobin Hartnell 23 Nov 2016
9 The Destroyed Heritage in Mosul - reality and challenges (Kurdish translation) Layla Salih outlines some of the reasons, religious, political and economic, for the destruction of Mosul’s heritage and examines the issues currently hindering plans for prioritisation and reconstruction. Layla Salih 23 Nov 2016
10 The Destroyed Heritage in Mosul - reality and challenges (Arabic translation) Layla Salih outlines some of the reasons, religious, political and economic, for the destruction of Mosul’s heritage and examines the issues currently hindering plans for prioritisation and reconstruction. Layla Salih 23 Nov 2016
11 The Destroyed Heritage in Mosul - reality and challenges (English) Layla Salih outlines some of the reasons, religious, political and economic, for the destruction of Mosul’s heritage and examines the issues currently hindering plans for prioritisation and reconstruction. Layla Salih 23 Nov 2016
12 AMAL in Heritage: A cultural emergency management tool for MENA region (Arabic translation) Dr Rouhani outlines AMAL’s development of a mobile app: designed to assist and provide tools for risk planning and emergency management and to help professionals and local communities if experts are not available. Bijan Rouhani 23 Nov 2016
13 AMAL in Heritage: A cultural emergency management tool for MENA region (English) Dr Rouhani outlines AMAL’s development of a mobile app: designed to assist and provide tools for risk planning and emergency management and to help professionals and local communities if experts are not available. Bijan Rouhani 23 Nov 2016
14 The Types of Danger to the Cultural Heritage of the Middle East (English) Dr Ahmad argues that we should look beyond conflict, to factors such as construction, lack of investment, as well as lack of awareness as being powerful causes of damage to cultural heritage. Kozad Ahmad 23 Nov 2016
15 RASHID International: Formulating a Future for Iraq's Past (Kurdish translation) Prof. Matthews discusses initiatives by RASHID International to help protect, preserve and raise awareness of Iraq’s cultural heritage. Despite having only been in existence for a couple of months, RASHID already has over 70 members from across the world. Roger Matthews 22 Nov 2016
16 RASHID International: Formulating a Future for Iraq's Past (English) Prof. Matthews discusses initiatives by RASHID International to help protect, preserve and raise awareness of Iraq’s cultural heritage. Despite having only been in existence for a couple of months, RASHID already has over 70 members from across the world. Roger Matthews 22 Nov 2016
17 The British Museum’s Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme (Kurdish translation) Dr MacGinnis presents the initial results of the British Museum’s heritage management training scheme, which focuses particularly on fieldwork management, training students on excavation and post-excavation techniques. John MacGinnis 22 Nov 2016
18 The British Museum’s Iraq Emergency Heritage Management Training Scheme (English) Dr MacGinnis presents the initial results of the British Museum’s heritage management training scheme, which focuses particularly on fieldwork management, training students on excavation and post-excavation techniques John MacGinnis 22 Nov 2016
19 Culture Under Threat: Developing and Implementing Solutions to Cultural Racketeering and Terrorist Financing (Arabic translation) Dr Katie A. Paul discusses work by the Antiquities Coalition to bring together the international community to protect heritage. Work completed so far includes policy recommendations, information tools, conferences, and the building of a Task Force. Katie A. Paul 22 Nov 2016
20 Culture Under Threat: Developing and Implementing Solutions to Cultural Racketeering and Terrorist Financing (English) Dr Katie A. Paul discusses work by the Antiquities Coalition to bring together the international community to protect heritage. Work completed so far includes policy recommendations, information tools, conferences, and the building of a Task Force. Katie A. Paul 22 Nov 2016
21 Archaeological Conservation Programs of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (English translation) Dr Khorsheed showcases some of IICAH’s success stories. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the Institute is able to train students and practitioners from all over Iraq with the help of national and international experts. Abdullah Khorsheed 22 Nov 2016
22 Archaeological Conservation Programs of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (Kurdish) Dr Khorsheed showcases some of IICAH’s success stories. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the Institute is able to train students and practitioners from all over Iraq with the help of national and international experts. Abdullah Khorsheed 22 Nov 2016
23 The Types of Danger to the Cultural Heritage of the Middle East (Kurdish translation) Dr Ahmad argues that we should look beyond conflict, to factors such as construction, lack of investment, as well as lack of awareness as being powerful causes of damage to cultural heritage. Kozad Ahmad 22 Nov 2016
24 The Types of Danger to the Cultural Heritage of the Middle East (Arabic translation) Dr Ahmad argues that we should look beyond conflict, to factors such as construction, lack of investment, as well as lack of awareness as being powerful causes of damage to cultural heritage. Kozad Ahmad 22 Nov 2016
25 Monitoring, Protecting, and Preserving Cultural Heritage: Recent Results of the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (Kurdish translation) Allison Cuneo talks about conflict damage to Iraqi heritage and ASOR CHI’s role in mapping episodes of destruction and assisting the Iraqi authorities in establishing priorities and planning for the post-conflict phase. Allison Cuneo 22 Nov 2016
26 Monitoring, Protecting, and Preserving Cultural Heritage: Recent Results of the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (Arabic translation) Allison Cuneo talks about conflict damage to Iraqi heritage and ASOR CHI’s role in mapping episodes of destruction and assisting the Iraqi authorities in establishing priorities and planning for the post-conflict phase. Allison Cuneo 22 Nov 2016
27 Monitoring, Protecting, and Preserving Cultural Heritage: Recent Results of the ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (English) Allison Cuneo talks about conflict damage to Iraqi heritage and ASOR CHI’s role in mapping episodes of destruction and assisting the Iraqi authorities in establishing priorities and planning for the post-conflict phase. Allison Cuneo 22 Nov 2016
28 The Shirin Project: the development of tools to support collective action in heritage protection and damage mitigation (Kurdish translation) Prof. Philip discusses the work of SHIRĪN, an NGO that is bringing together data generated by research groups that had worked in Syria prior to 2011. Its aim is to collate data, currently dispersed across many countries, to help create a Syrian HER. Graham Philip 22 Nov 2016
29 The Shirin Project: the development of tools to support collective action in heritage protection and damage mitigation (Arabic translation) Prof. Philip discusses the work of SHIRĪN, an NGO that is bringing together data generated by research groups that had worked in Syria prior to 2011. Its aim is to collate data, currently dispersed across many countries, to help create a Syrian HER. Graham Philip 22 Nov 2016
30 The Shirin Project: the development of tools to support collective action in heritage protection and damage mitigation (English) Prof. Philip discusses the work of SHIRĪN, an NGO that is bringing together data generated by research groups that had worked in Syria prior to 2011. Its aim is to collate data, currently dispersed across many countries, to help create a Syrian HER. Graham Philip 22 Nov 2016
31 Digitizing the Past: A New Digital Atlas and Database of the Archaeological sites in Iraq (Kurdish translation) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
32 Digitizing the Past: A New Digital Atlas and Database of the Archaeological sites in Iraq (Arabic translation) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far. Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
33 Digitizing the Past: A New Atlas and Database of the Archaeological Sites in Iraq (English) Dr al-Hamdani speaks about on-going work to create a nation-wide digital map of archaeological sites in Iraq: more than 17,000 sites have been mapped so far. Abdelamir al-Hamdani 22 Nov 2016
34 Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (Kurdish translation) EAMENA’s director, Dr Robert Bewley, talks about the advantages of using remote sensing to monitor and protect endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa. Robert Bewley 22 Nov 2016
35 Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (English) EAMENA’s director, Dr Robert Bewley, talks about the advantages of using remote sensing to monitor and protect endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East and North Africa. Robert Bewley 22 Nov 2016