Comprehensive topics, 2 conference days, 4 excellent speakers.
20th to 21st January 2018
Starting at 10am
University of Kufa
Welcome to the 1st International Conference on the Enhancement of the Archaeological Heritage in Iraq! The ICEAHI Conference has been held (for the first time) at the University of Kufa main campus. This special event has been attended by a diverse scholarly and civil audience interested in the Archaeological Heritage of Iraq.
World renowned speakers in relevant topics
Department of History and Cultures, The University of Bologna
Prof Marchetti is the Director of the joint Iraqi-Italian Archaeological Expedition of the University of Bologna and the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage for the archaeological survey of the south-eastern region of Qadisiyah (QADIS) since 2016
Director of the joint Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition of the Universities of Bologna, Istanbul and Gaziantep to Karkemish (Turkey) since 2011; Director of the joint Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition of the University of Bologna, the University of Istanbul and the Museum of Gaziantep to Tilmen Höyük (Turkey), 2003-2008 and to Tasli Geçit Höyük (Turkey), 2009-2010; Co-director of the joint expedition of «La Sapienza» University of Rome and the Palestinian Department of Antiquities to Tell es-Sultan, ancient Jericho, 1997-2000; Participation to the archaeological expedition of «La Sapienza» University of Rome to Tell Mardikh, ancient Ebla in Syria (director Paolo Matthiae), with the scientific responsibility of Area P South, 1990-1997
Head of the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino University.
Carlo Lippolis is Professor of Archaeology and History of Art of the Ancient Near East at the University of Torino. He is specialized in the study of the spread of the Hellenistic culture in Central Asia and in the civilizations of the ancient Near East. He is director of the scientific journals Mesopotamia e Parthica and the series Monografie di Mesopotamia.
Since 2011 he has coordinated the restoration works of the Iraq Museum of Baghdad (Great Assyrial Gallery and Middle Assyrian Gallery). He is President of the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino (CRAST) and co-director of the Iraqi-Italian Institute of Archaeological Sciences in Baghdad. At present, he is director of the excavations at Parthian Nisa (Turkmenistan) and Tulul al Baqarat (Iraq).For his field researches, in 2013 he was awarded by the President of Turkmenistan with the International “Magtymguly” Cultural Prize
Department of Archaeology and History of Art Koç University
Çiğdem Maner is Assistant Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Koç University Department of Archaeology and History of Art. She is interested in the Bronze and Iron Age in Anatolia and bordering regions and their interconnections. She is the director of the KEYAR survey project, and the assistant director of Kaman Kalehöyük excavations.
. Recent and notable publications include edited volumes together with Mara Horowitz and Allan Gilbert, Overturning Certainties in Near Eastern Archaeology. A Festschrift in Honor of K. Aslıhan Yener, Brill 2017 and a second edited volume together with N. Chr. Stampolidis and K. Kopanias Nostoi. Indigenous Culture, Migration and Integration in the Aegean Islands and Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, Koç University Press 2015. Some recent articles are: From the Konya Plain to the Bolkar Mountains: The 2015-16 Campaigns of the KEYAR Survey Project, in The Archaeology of Anatolia: Recent Discoveries (2015-2016) Volume II, S. R. Steadman and G. McMahon, eds. Newcatsle upon Tyre: Cambridge Scholars Press, 341-367; Fortification Architecture of Late Bronze Age Anatolia: Where are the Borders? in: Emma Baysal & Leonidas Karakatsanis (Eds.) Bordered Places | Bounded Times. Cross-disciplinary perspectives on Turkey. London: The British Institute at Ankara, 73-84; “A Comparative Study of Hittite and Mycenaean Fortification Architecture”in Immortality: The Earthly World, the Celestial World and the Underworld in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, 61-71 (Heraklion 2012: 61-71).
Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
Timothy P. Harrison (PhD University of Chicago 1995) is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Toronto, a position he filled in 1997. Prior to his appointment at Toronto, he was a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, working on the publication of the Oriental Institute’s 1930s excavations at Megiddo, a project begun by his teacher Douglas Esse.
His doctoral dissertation was on the Early Bronze Age communities in the Highlands of Central Jordan. He has directed excavations at the Bronze and Iron Age site of Tall Madaba, in Jordan, and he is currently directing the Tayinat Archaeological Project in southeastern Turkey. These projects form part of a broader, regional research effort that seeks to shed light on the rise of early complex societies in the Eastern Mediterranean. As part of this effort, in 2012 he launched the CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East) Project, an international consortium of researchers and projects conducting research in the Orontes Watershed and Eastern Mediterranean (www.crane.utoronto.ca). Professor Harrison has published extensively on the Bronze and Iron Age cultures of the Levant, including four monographs and more than 100 articles and papers. He served as President of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) between 2008 and 2013, and he is currently Chair of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.
To present researches (archaeological, anthropological and environmental) on ancient societies in Iraq.
To present researches that target the use of archaeological and environmental data for understanding ancient landscapes and their changes over time.
To discuss how to better protect cultural heritage and to promote its use as a tool for dialogue between different sectors of society.
To discuss how to promote interest in the common cultural heritage and identity of Iraqi society and To discuss how to promote and disseminate the value of cultural heritage as a tool for community building in Iraq and also internationally.
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