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Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference

The Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference aims to raise public awareness and develop understanding of the issues surrounding the protecting of cultural heritage at risk from armed conflict. Focussing on the Middle East, the area currently undergoing the greatest destruction and where the heritage is most at risk, we aim to demonstrate the importance of the heritage, why its destruction matters, and what can be done. Topics to be explored will include the material heritage of the region from international and local perspectives, and the living heritage of communities with rich and longstanding traditions, before exploring why such destruction is happening, and the beliefs that underlie extremist practices. Focus will then move to an overview of what is being done already, and what more the international community can do. This free conference is intended to provide information from a variety of cultures, perspectives, and organisations, including academics, archaeologists, the military, and the media, raising awareness of the multi-cultural nature of Middle Eastern heritage, and its global relevance in the past and today.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Welcome and introduction Dr. Liz Carmichael (OxPeace) introduces the "Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference", held in St John's College on Saturday 31 October 2015. Liz Carmichael 18 Nov 2015
2 Creative Commons Overview of Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 1: What is happening? The significance of sites at risk, and the current situation. Robert Bewley 18 Nov 2015
3 Creative Commons Monuments at War—the Syrian Conflict and the Changing Pattern of Destruction as Reflected in Aleppo and Palmyra Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 1: What is happening? The significance of sites at risk, and the current situation. With Dr Ross Burns. Ross Burns 18 Nov 2015
4 Creative Commons When words fail. Iraq's lost heritage, and efforts to save it Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 1: What is happening? The significance of sites at risk, and the current situation. Dr Lamia al-Gailani ( UCL/SOAS). Lamia al-Gailani 18 Nov 2015
5 Creative Commons Syriac Christian communities: people, monuments and manuscripts in Syria, Turkey, and Iraq Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 1: What is happening? The significance of sites at risk, and the current situation. with Dr Sebastian Brock and Sebastien de Courtois. Sebastian Brock, Sebastien de Courtois 18 Nov 2015
6 Creative Commons Cultural Heritage in the Islamic State’s Worldview Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 2: Why is this happening? Understanding ISIL and other Islamist extremism. With Dr Alia Brahimi (CCW; Contest Global). Alia Brahimi 19 Nov 2015
7 Creative Commons Politics with a focus on Yemen Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 2: Why is this happening? Understanding ISIL and other Islamist extremism. With Dr Noel Brehony (Chair of CBRL). Noel Brehony 19 Nov 2015
8 Creative Commons The Sites and Monuments Record for Syria, and the Shirin Project Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 3: What is being done or should be done? Exploring archaeological and military heritage protection initiatives. With Professor Graham Philip. Graham Phillip 19 Nov 2015
9 Law Enforcement of Cultural Heritage Crime Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 3: What is being done or should be done? Exploring archaeological and military heritage protection initiatives. With Vernon Rapley (Victoria and Albert Museum). Vernon Rapley 19 Nov 2015
10 Creative Commons Heritage for Peace: an NGO protecting Syrian Cultural Heritage during the Conflict Part of the Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Theme 3: What is being done or should be done? Exploring archaeological and military heritage protection initiatives. With Dr Emma Cunliffe (Heritage for Peace). Emma Cunliffe 19 Nov 2015