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Protecting the Past 2 - Towards a better future with cultural heritage
Protecting the Past: Archaeology, Conservation and Tourism in the North of Jordan
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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
36 Is the universe sentient, and what implications might that have for archaeology? Seminar given by Professors Gosden and Pollard of the School of Archaeology that probes the outer edges of archaeological enquiry. Chris Gosden, Mark Pollard 14 Jun 2016
37 Damage Assessment and Digital 2D -3D Documentation: Selected case studies from the World Heritage Site of Petra, Jordan Dr Bala'awi (Hashemite University) presents the results of a project of digital heritage documentation at Petra conducted by the Hashemite University Fadi Bala'awi 31 Mar 2016
38 Introducing SCHEP: Sustainable Cultural Heritage through the Engagement of Local Communities Dr Addison (SCHEP) talks about SCHEP's approach to engaging host communities in the preservation of cultural heritage resources in Jordan Erin Addison 31 Mar 2016
39 Private Ownership or Public Domain? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri at Risk Dr Clark (LaSierra, Madaba Plains Project) speaks of the issues involved in the protection of Tell 'Umeiri, a multi-period site in the Madaba region (central Jordan) Douglas Clark 31 Mar 2016
40 Palestinian experience in building a detailed database of archaeological sites Dr al-Jaradat (Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Palestine) speaks of the Palestinian national inventory of cultural heritage sites, for which work began in 2002 and is still ongoing Mohammad al-Jaradat 31 Mar 2016
41 Impact of Jordan online archaeological databases on research and heritage protection as an example of questionnaire survey evaluation Dr Drzewiecki describes how archaeologists interviewed about the impact of Jordanian heritage databases have responded as regards the role of these databases in heritage protection Mariusz Drzewiecki 31 Mar 2016
42 MEGA-Jordan as a Preventive Resource Mr Haroun (Department of Antiquities, Jordan) tells of how MEGA-Jordan has become the virtual memory of Jordan and the repository of its heritage Jihad Haroun 31 Mar 2016
43 The Jordan Museum’s contribution to protecting cultural heritage in Jordan – the Hijazi Wagon Dr Kafafi (Jordan Museum) describes the role that the Jordan Museum had in protecting the remains of the Hijaz railway within the framework of the Great Arab Revolt Project Jihad Kafafi 31 Mar 2016
44 Governmental role in protecting the cultural heritage of Jordan Dr al-Khasawneh (Jordan Museum) speaks of the challenges facing Jordanian authorities in protecting the country's rich cultural heritage Tammam al-Khasawneh 31 Mar 2016
45 Open access archaeological databases for Jordan – solution or threat? Dr Drzewiecki has analysed the impact on researchers of online databases of archaeological sites in Jordan Mariusz Drzewiecki 31 Mar 2016
46 The role of the community in the long-term site management plan for Umm el-Jimal Jeff DeKock (OpenHand Studios) reads a paper by Paul Christians (Stanford University) on the long-term involvement of the local community at Umm el-Jimal with the archaeology of the site Paul Christians, Jeff DeKock 30 Mar 2016
47 Ancient Umm el-Jimal as seen by the modern community Mr Hazza (Co-director of the Umm el-Jimal project) speaks about the relationship between the modern community of Umm el-Jimal and the archaeological site Muwaffaq Hazza 30 Mar 2016
48 Culture as a source of resilience: linking cultural assets and rural women in Umm al-Jimal Dr Atzori (UNESCO) speaks of the opportunities for the local communities of Mafraq (north-eastern Jordan) as connected to the development of cultural tourism at Umm el-Jimal Angela Atzori 30 Mar 2016
49 Heritage for development. The experience of the Qasr al-Hallabat Project Dr Arce (former director of the Spanish Archaeological Mission to Jordan) talks about the Qasr al-Hallabat project, particularly with regard to site conservation and presentation Ignacio Arce 30 Mar 2016
50 Archaeology of agriculture. The potential of archaeological restoration for cultural tourism in the north of Jordan Mr al-Batainah presents the work of restoration of a Roman-Byzantine winery and an Ottoman water mill, and their significance in the promotion of cultural tourism Amjad al-Batainah 30 Mar 2016
51 A relationship between cultural identity, linear history and tourism in Umm Qais Muna Haddad introduces Baraka's initiatives in the field of cultural tourism and community engagement, particularly on the site of Umm Qais Muna Haddad 30 Mar 2016
52 The approach of the Jordan Museum in protecting our past Dr al-'Amri describes the Jordan Museum's ethos to protecting Jordan's past Yosha al-Amri 30 Mar 2016
53 Interpreting OSL dates from wadi sediments in the Jabal Harun area, Petra region Dr Kouki talks about OSL dating Paula Kouki 30 Mar 2016
54 Fourth millennium colonisation of the basalt desert: Jawa and its hinterland Dr Müller-Neuhof describes findings in the Early Bronze Age site of Jawa and its hinterland Bernd Müller-Neuhof 30 Mar 2016
55 Fluctuations in land use around Pella of the Decapolis in Late Antiquity: evidence and issues Dr Watson talks about the Pella Hinterland Survey conducted in 1994-1996 in the immediate surroundings of the multi-period site of Pella (Tabaqat Fahl) Pamela Watson 30 Mar 2016
56 Late Prehistoric landscapes of Northern Jordan: A perspective from the Jordan Valley Prof. Hourani discusses the Prehistoric landscapes of the Jordan Valley Fouad Hourani 30 Mar 2016
57 Historical landscape change in northern Jordan: the cases of Abila/Queilbeh and Umm al-Jimal Dr Lucke describes the results of his work on palaeosoils and its implications for climate change in Byzantine and early-Islamic Abila and Umm el-Jimal Bernhard Lucke 30 Mar 2016
58 Landscape character assessment mapping of the Yarmuk river basin: results and planning implications Prof. Abu Jaber describes the results of the EU-funded international Medscapes project Nizar Abu Jaber 30 Mar 2016
59 Landscape archaeology of the 'Ajlun Highlands since the Pleistocene: new insights from the Jarash Valley Mr Boyer introduces the latest findings of his Jarash Water Project David (Don) Boyer 30 Mar 2016
60 Raising the profile of the Islamic period at Jarash, 1980-2015: excavations, restoration, and presentation Prof. Walmsley describes the work of the Danish-Jordanian Islamic Jarash Project Alan Walmsley 30 Mar 2016
61 A Conservation Strategy for Umm el-Jimal: Engaging the Modern Community in the Preservation and Protection of the Antiquities Dr De Vries and Mr DeKock present their holistic approach to the study, conservation and site display of Umm el-Jimal Bert De Vries, Jeff DeKock 30 Mar 2016
62 Protecting our past/Protecting our future: the future of Abila of the Decapolis in Northern Jordan Dr Vila, the director of the American Expedition to Abila,describes the team's work on the site from the 1980s onwards and recent fundraising efforts to protect the site's future David Vila 30 Mar 2016
63 Whose foundation? The emergence of Hellenistic Pella Dr Tidmarsh talks about the Hellenistic period at the multi-period site of Pella (Tabaqat Fahl, northern Jordan) John Tidmarsh 30 Mar 2016
64 Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa A talk by Dr R.Bewley (Oxford) introducing the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa project Robert Bewley 30 Mar 2016
65 Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities. A conversation with Franck Goddio and the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Damian Robinson, Franck Goddio 25 Mar 2010
66 Science and multivocal practice at Catalhoyuk Professor Ian Hodder (Stanford University) talks to the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Ian Hodder 25 Mar 2010
67 Interview with Professor Barry Cunliffe Professor Barry Cunliffe of the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford discusses his life in archaeology. Barry Cunliffe, Megan Price 08 Mar 2010
68 Interview with Wendy Morrison Interview with Wendy Morrison; DPhil Archaeology student, University of Oxford. Wendy Morrison, Ian Cartwright 30 Jul 2009
69 Interview with Professor Mark Pollard Interview with Professor Mark Pollard; Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Oxford. Mark Pollard, Megan Price 30 Jul 2009
70 Interview with Professor Chris Gosden Interview with Professor Chris Gosden; Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford. Chris Gosden, Megan Price 30 Jul 2009