Previous events

Previous conferences, workshops, talks, and training courses on cultural heritage in conflict and during natural disasters. This page is intended to provide reference for the professionals who can provide information on relevant topics.

If summaries of the events are available, conference pages have been updated with details. Do you know of a conference outcome? Please let us know.

This page was first collated in September 2015.

2017

07 April 2017 (Edinburgh, America)
Conference: Cultural Destruction and Deterioration. Details here.

04 April 2017 (Penn, America)
Panel: Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War. Details here.

31 March 2017 (MA, America)
Symposium: Cultural Heritage Across the Christian East. Details here.

31 March 2017 (Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm)
Symposium: Syria and Iraq: Culture at Risk – Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property. Details here.
Outcomes: Videos will be made available on the website.

10 March 2017 (Washington DC, America)
Conference: The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Annual Conference, Washington DC. Details here.

08 March 2017 (Leiden, Netherlands)
Symposium: LAS Terra Symposium: Archaeology in Conflict . Details here.

15 October-26 February 2016 (Toronto, Canada)
Exhibition: Syria: a living history. Agha Khan Museum, website here.

10 February 2017 (Los Angeles, America)
Conference / Panel: Palmyra and Aleppo: Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Conflict. Details here.
Outcomes: This program marks the launch of the online exhibition The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra.

CANCELLED
2-3 February 2017 (Ankara, Turkey)

Conference: Archaeological heritage in Conflict Zones. Details here.

1 February 2017 (Ohio, America)
Panel: Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict Stabilization and Reconciliation. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online

23-25 January 2017 (London, England)
Conference: DGI: Defence Geospatial Intelligence. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

20-21 January 2017 (Lens, France)
Roundtable: Post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

13 January 2017 (Strasbourg, France)
Colloquium: Initiatives to strengthen international capacities for the protection of cultural property and the prevention of illicit trafficking in cultural goods. Details here.
Outcomes: Not published online.

5-8 January 2017 (Toronto, Canada)
Conference: Archaeological Institute of America Annual Conference. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

4–6 January 2017 (Glasgow, Scotland)
Conference: BANEA. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

2016

December 2016 (Louvre, Abu Dhabi)
Conference: Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference (Culture versus Terrorism)
Outcomes: a Cultural Protection Fund was announced, with $100 M to be raised, and $30M already pledged. The Abu Dhabi Declaration was signed by many of those present and officially adopted.

16-17 December 2016 (Florence, Italy)
Conference: CPAVO : Planning Conference of Archaeologists of the Near East – Iraq and Syria. The Archaeological Heritage of Risks and Prospects. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

10-11 December 2016 (Damascus, Syria)
Colloquium: New Visions and proposals for the resilience of the Syrian heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

10 December 2016 (London, England)
Workshop: Archaeology as Salvage Operation in the Middle East – Ethics, Politics and Methods. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

5-7 December 2016 (Cottbus, Germany)
Conference: Cultural Heritage in Post-Conflict Recovery. Website here.
Outcomes: papers are to be published in an open-access volume (in prep)

22-23 November (Istanbul, Turkey)
Meeting: 7th IFEA Archeological Meeting – Preservation, Restoration, Valorisation: Diversities and Ambiguities of cultural heritage policies in urban contexts
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

11 November 2016 (Newcastle, England)
Forum: International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF). Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes.

11 November 2016 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Seminar: Fields of Catastrophe – Saving Cultural Heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

7-9 November 2016 (Tübingen, Germany)
Workshop: Tangible and Intangible Heritage of Maaloula. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

3-4 November 2016 (Lisbon, Portugal)
Conference: Cultural heritage: Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

3-4 November 2016 (London, England)
Conference: Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Re-inventing Identities. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

2-3 November 2016 (Paris, France)
Conference: UNESCO: World Heritage Sites and Museums Conference. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

1-3 November 2016 (New York, America)
Symposium: Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Symposium. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

31 October – 5 November, 2016 (Cyprus)
Conference: Euromed 2016: 6th International European Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation And Protection.
Outcomes: Proceedings have been published.
Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016, Proceedings, Part I
Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection. 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016, Proceedings, Part II

30-31 October 2016 (Sulaimani, Iraq)
Conference and Training: Protecting the Past (II): Towards a Better Future with Cultural Heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: Podcasts of the talks are available online, with event summaries to follow shortly.

26 October 2016 (New York, USA)
Symposium: Protecting Cultural Heritage in an Uncertain Time. Details here.
Outcomes: All Panels are available on You-Tube.

24 October 2016 (Washington D.C., USA)
Conference: Cultural Heritage: A Target in War, an Engine of Peace. Details here.
Outcomes: Report from Georges Mihaies, Member of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Task Force at UNESCO, on the symposium. Watch it on You-Tube here and here.

24 October 2016 (Washington D.C., USA)
Symposium: Conflict and Culture: A Symposium. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

22 October 2016 (Hong Kong)
Conference: Art, Antiquities, Heritage and Wildlife Crime in SE Asia. Details here.
Outcomes:No known outcomes online

20 October 2016 (Istanbul, Turkey)
Conference: ICOMOS Advisory Committee and Annual General Assembly – Post-disaster reconstruction – 2016 Advisory Committee Symposium. Details here.
Outcomes:  ICOMOS Post-trauma reconstruction – Proceedings available for download.

18 October – 16 November 2016 (New York, USA)
Exhibition: Massimiliano Gatti-  The Day Memory Dissolved: an artistic perspective on endangered archaeological sites in the Middle East. Website here.

16 October 2016 (Ontario, Canada)
Lecture: Heritage and Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Save Its Past. Website here.

12-14 October 2016 (Heidelberg, Germany)
Conference: Making, Sustaining, Breaking – The Politics of Heritage and Culture. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online

8 October 2016 (London, England)
Forum: Art Law Study Forum Panel and discussion. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

4-5 October 2016 (Washington DC)
Workshop: Syrian Cultural Heritage Centre. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

30 September 2016 (New York, America)
Colloquium: Fitch Colloquium: Preservation and War. Details here.
Outcomes: Panel discussions on You-Tube.

23 September 2016 (Paris, France)
Citizen Cafe: How to live together and rebuild Syria? Culture, a unifying element.
In the atmosphere of a café, participants are invited to exchange, debate and issue proposals in groups, participatory and creative way, on the question how to live together and rebuild Syria? Culture, a unifying element .

22-26 September 2016 (Dublin, Ireland)
Conference: Fields of Conflict. (A conference focusing on battlefield archaeology). Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

22-25 September 2016 (Berlin)
Forum: Young Experts Forum – “Unite for Syrian Heritage”. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

22 September 2016 (USA)
UNESCO MeetingCountering destruction and trafficking of cultural property – an Imperative for Humanity

The report with actions and recommendations from this series of high level meetings can be found here.

22 September 2016 (America)
DiscussionDestruction of Cultural Heritage in Conflict: Promoting Accountability and the Rule of Law.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

20 September 2016 (New York, USA)
Symposium: Today’s Struggle to Protect and Preserve the Cultural Heritage of Religious Minorities. Details and proceedings here.
Outcome: Video available online (see details). President Hollande took the opportunity to announce the creation of a $100 million cultural heritage protection fund.

19-20 September 2016 (New Delhi, India)
Conference: Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education: Taking Action (PVE-E). Details and outcomes here.
Outcome: At the event UNESCO’s Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism was presented.

16 September 2016 (New York, America)
Symposium: Culture Under Threat Forum. Details here.
Outcomes: A video of the panel is available online, as are a number of overviews (see details).

8 September 2016 (Amman, Jordan)
Conference: Culture Under Threat conference (II). Details here
Outcomes: the Amman Communique was signed at the conference, and MENA Task Force for Cultural Racketeering put into effect a five-part action for the coming year (see details).

7 September 2016 (Washington DC, America)
Conference and Exhibition: Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

28 August – 2 September 2016 (Kyoto, Japan)
Conference: World Archaeological Congress-8 (WAC-8). Details here. (Registration required).
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

25 August 2016 (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Talk: Heritage and Conflict: Syria’s battle to protect its past.  Talk by Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim, DGAM.
Outcomes: The event was part of the Edinburgh International Culture summit, during which Edinburgh World Heritage offered assistance to Syria (here).

6 July 2016 (Strasbourg)
Lecture and Discussion: Cultural heritage crises in Syria after the liberalisation of Palmyra from IS occupation.
Outcomes: Videos of the event are available online. Details and text of Bokova’s address here.

30 June-1 July 2016 (Cottbus, Germany)
Colloquium: Solutions for Heritage Conservation After Armed Conflict. Details here.
Outcome: Draft guidelines were produced for the creation of a future Cottbus Document: Guidelines on Safeguarding the Cultural Significance of Places Damaged by War and Aggression, which will be instrumental in organizing an emergency response to future crises for both affected communities and the heritage professionals who advise them.

28 June 2016 (New York, America)
Discussion: Looted Art & Antiquities in the Middle East. Details here.
Outcome: Watch the discussion online here.

24-25 June 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland)
Conference: All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

21-22 June 2016 (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Conference: Fifth Annual Stavros Niarchos Foundation International Conference on Philanthropy: The Mediterranean in Crisis: Seeking Global Solutions to Critical Regional and Local Issues. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

16 June – 19 June 2016 (York, UK)
Discussions and Events: Fragile Heritage, York Festival of Ideas. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

16 June 2016 (France)
Round Table: De Reims à Palmyre: le patrimoine en temps de guerre (The Remains of Palmyra: Heritage in Times of War. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

15 June 2016 (London, England)
Talk: Heritage and Theft in Syria and Iraq, Talk, London.
Benjamin Isakhan, Neil Brodie and Toby Dodge discuss the destruction of cultural heritage and the looting and illicit trade of objects from Iraq and Syria. The talk reflected on the use of both to further political aims and ideologies, in particular reference to ISIS and other groups involved, as well as giving context to the contemporary conflicts in both countries, which have lead to recent devastation.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

9-10 June 2016 (Brussels, Belgium)
Conference: UNESCO: Cultural Diversity under Attack: Protecting Heritage for Peace. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

6 June – 3 weeks (Online)
Free Course: Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime. Details here.

1-4 June 2016 (Berlin, Germany)
1-2 June – Unite for Syrian Heritage Young Experts Forum on the Safeguarding of Syrian Cultural Heritage
2-4 June – International expert meeting on preservation of cultural heritage in Syria.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

1-3rd June 2016 (Washington DC)
Conference: Smithsonian National Conference on Cultural Property Protection. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

27 May – 15 August 2016 (Amelia, Italy)
Summer School: ARCA Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection. Details here

27 May 2016 (UN Headquarters)
Expert Meeting: Third Expert Meeting on “Protecting Cultural Heritage – an Imperative for Humanity” – on prevention of the destruction of cultural heritage and illicit trafficking of cultural property in countries of origin.
(Event 3 of Protecting Cultural Heritage –an Imperative for Humanity: Acting together against the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist groups and organized crime Initiative)

23-27 May 2016 (Shrivenham Defence Academy, UK)
Symposium and Workshop: 9th International Spatial Sociocultural Knowledge Workshop (23-25 May)  and the 10th Culture in Conflict Symposium (25-27 May)). Details of both can be found here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

26 May 2016 (Brighton, UK)
Talk: Theft of Culture, Talk by Dr Neil Brodie. Cameron Contemporary Art.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

24 May 2016 (Cambridge UK)
Seminar: Framing the Damage to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria. Talk by Augusta MacMahon.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

23 May 2016 (Italy)
Panel: Protezione dei Beni Culturali in area di crisi. Details and press release here.

19-20 May 2016 (Chicago, USA)
Conference: Dealing with Heritage: New Policy Approaches. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

18 May 2016 (The Hague, Netherlands)
Conference: Cultural Heritage in Today’s Southern Mediterranean Region. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

13-17 May 2016 (Montreal, Canada)
Conference: Emergency! Preparing for Disasters and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

9 May 2016 (Leicester, UK)
Event: Antiquities at Risk North Africa and the Middle East. Flier here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

5 May 2016 (Washington, USA)
Panel: Culture in Crisis: Preserving Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

28 April 2016 (Medford, USA)
Talk: The Destruction of the Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq: Current Debate and Protection Efforts, by Salam Al Kuntar, at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

28 April 2016 (UN Headquarters)
Expert Meeting: Curbing the illicit trafficking of cultural property : focusing on countries of transition and the application of criminal justice. Details here.
(Event 2 of Protecting Cultural Heritage –an Imperative for Humanity: Acting together against the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist groups and organized crime Initiative)

25-29 April 2016 (Vienna, Austria)
Conference: ICAANE 10. Details here.
Outcome: During the conference, participants were invited to sign the Vienna Statement on cultural heritage protection.

24 April 2016 (Paris, France)
Le Patrimoine Historique Syrien: Destruction and Instrumentalisation.
2 hour discussion: poster here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

21 April 2016 (Oslo, Norway)
Forum: War and the Protection of Cultural Heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

21-22 April 2016 (Warsaw, Poland)
Conference: Life in Palmyra, life for Palmyra. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

18 April 2016 (Washington D.C., USA)
Symposium: World Heritage Day—Protecting, Preserving, and Presenting the Cultural Heritage of the Near East to the Public.
A panel discussion by Johns Hopkins SAIS Conflict Management MA candidates on preserving cultural heritage in conflict zones.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

15-16 April 2016 (London, UK)
Conference: The Past in the Present of the Middle East. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

13 April 2016 (Washington DC, USA)
Talks and Panel: Culture Under Threat. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

12 April 2016 (New Haven, CT, America)
Talk: How Antiquities Fuel Modern Conflicts. (Details here).
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

11 April 2016 (New Haven CT, America)
Workshop: V&A Culture in Crisis (II). (Details here).
Outcome: The entire conference was filmed and a playlist is available on YouTube

6-10 April 2016 (Orlando, Florida, America)
Conference: Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

5-7 April 2016 (Lancaster, UK)
Conference: Socio-Legal Studies Conference – Theme: Art, Culture and Heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

4-6 April 2016 (Fayoum, Egypt)
Conference: The Archaeological Heritage in the Arab World: Challenges and Solutions. Details here.
Outcome: The Arab League drafted a resolution on cultural heritage protection at the conference.

3-5 April 2016 (Doha, Qatar)
Course: Safeguarding Islamic Books and Manuscripts: An Introduction to Cultural Heritage and Property Law. Details here.

30 March 2016  (Paris, France)
Roundtable: The movement of cultural property in 2016: regulation, international cooperation and professional diligence for the protection of cultural heritage. Details and webcast here.
Outcomes: webcasts available online (above)

25 March 2016 (New York, America)
Conference: The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Seventh Annual Conference. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

18 March 2016 (Harvard Kennedy School, America)
Lecture: Michael Ignatieff: The Destruction of Syria and the Crisis of Universal Values
Outcomes: Available on You-Tube

16 March 2016  (Toronto, Canada)
Lecture: Remembering Palmyra: The Devastation Of Syria’s Cultural Heritage By ISIS. Details here.

12 March, 16 April 2016  (Berkeley, America)
Exhibition: Pop-Up Palmyra: Responses to the Destruction of the Past. Details here.

11-12 March 2016 (Berkeley, America)
SymposiumBeyond Destruction: Archaeology & Cultural Heritage in the Middle East and North Africa. Details here.
Outcome: video available online here.

9 March 2016 (London, UK)
Forum: Heritage and Disasters. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

4 March 2016 (Monteray, America)
Conference: Culture in the Crossfire: The Security and Policy Implications of the Trafficking and Destruction of Antiquities. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

4 March 2016 (Charenton-le-Pont, France)
Colloquium: ICOMOS: Post-trauma reconstruction
Outcomes: Proceedings available for download here.

3 March 2016 (Webinar, Online)
Webinar: Data and Mapping of Cultural Heritage Sites for the Preservation of Antiquities. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

2 March 2016 (UN Headquarters)
Expert Meeting: Addressing the illicit trafficking of cultural property at the end of the market chain. Details here.
(Event 1 of Protecting Cultural Heritage –an Imperative for Humanity: Acting together against the destruction and trafficking of cultural property by terrorist groups and organized crime Initiative)

27 February- March 2016 (Free, online, 7 weeks)
Course: Military Ethics: An Introduction. Details here. (Free course)

29 February 2016 (Rome, Italy)
Workshop and Presentation: Libyan Antiquities at Risk (LAaR): How archives can aid to limit the illicit antiquities trade. Details here.

27 February 2016 (London, UK)
Symposium on Art and Terrorism. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

26 February 2016 (Barcelona, Spain)
Conference:  II Jornada d’Arqueologia de Sitges – Arqueologia del conflicte. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

24-26 February 2016 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Conference: People in Disasters 2016. Details here. (Registration required)
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

23 – 25 February 2016 (Telford, UK)
Conference: Flood and Coast 2016. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

16 February 2016 (New Jersey, America)
Conference: ISIS and the Cultural Heritage Crisis of Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

16 February 2016 (Poughkeepsie, NY, America)
Talk: Salam al-Kuntar on the destruction of heritage and its impact on identity. Details here.

13 February 2016 (Sanremo, Italy)
Event: Palmyra Forever.
The only details available are in an Italian news article about the event in Sanremo News, and another one here in Bordighera.net.

4 February 2016 (Newcastle, UK)
Public lecture: Cultural property in peace and conflict. Details here.

1 February 2016 (Online)
Course: Art and Antiquities Crime. Details here. Free online course.

1 February 2016 (Berlin, Germany)
Conference: Dealing with Damage. Krieg und Zerstörung: Museen zwischen Verlust und Erinnerung
Trans: Dealing with Damage. War and destruction: Museums between loss and remembrance. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

27January 2016 (New York, America)
Tour: The Missing: Rebuilding the Past. Details here. (Tickets required)

28 January 2016 (London, UK)
Talk: Endangered Archaeology: The Past, Present and Future of the Middle East. Dr Emma Cunliffe. Lecture, Free.

28 January 2016 (Washington, America)
Panel: Conflict and Cultural Destruction: Why Totalitarian Regimes Seek to Destroy Historical Memory. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

26 January 2016 (New York, America)
Panel:The Destruction of World Heritage Sites as It Concerns Cultural Property and International Laws. Details here.
Outcome: Overview of the event available here.

25 January 2016 (London, UK)
Lecture: The protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict. Abstract here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

22 January 2016 (New York, America)
Symposium: The Future of the Past: Digitizing Cultural Property in an Era of Destruction. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

6-9 January 2016 (San Francisco, America)
Conference: Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting. Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

6-8 January 2016 (Lampeter, UK)
Conference: British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology Annual Conference  (BANEA 2016). Details here.
Outcomes: No known outcomes online.

09 December 2015- 05 February 2016 (New York, America)
Exhibition:The Missing: Rebuilding the Past. Details here. Free.
Symposium associated with the exhibition on 22 January, details here.

2015

2015 (Vanderbilt, America)
Exhibition: “Syria Widowed: Remembering Palmyra”. Details here.

17 December 2015 (Siegen, Germany)
Forum: Rettung historischer Kulturgüter vor Krieg und Zerstörung:
Vom Zweiten Weltkrieg bis Syrien (Rescue of historical cultural assets against war and destruction: From World War II to Syria).  Details here.

Wednesday 16 December 2015 (London, UK)
Conference: Destruction of Monuments and Memory in the Middle East. Details here.

14-15 December 2015 (Madrid, Spain)
Meeting: Fight Against The Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods (Lucha contra el Tráfico Ilícito de Bienes Culturales). Details here.

10-11 December 2015 (America)
Summit and Public Symposium: Syrian Cultural Heritage. Details here.
Outcomes: Podcasts and a transcript of the event available on the above link.

Tuesday 8 December 2015 (London, UK)
Conference: Enhancing Capabilities to Absorb, Respond to and Recover from Emergencies. Details here. (Registration required)

6-8 December 2015 (Oxford, UK)
Discussion Panel and conference: PG Conference in Conflict Archaeology 2015 (PGCA 2015). Details here. (Registration required)

4 December 2015 (Girona, Spain)
Seminar: Crimes Against Heritage: Risk and Protection. Details here.

3-6 December 2015 (Beirut, Lebanon)
Conference: International Syrian Congress on Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Details here.

? December 2015 (De Baile, Amsterdam)
Discussion: Provide Them With The Tools – Art and Culture in Times of Conflict.  Webpage (with video) here / pdf here.

Monday 30th November 2015 (Mississippi, America)
Panel: Title unknown – effect of ISIS on historical artifacts. Summary of event here – weblink / pdf.

23-27 November 2015 (Luxor / Aswan, Egypt)
Conference: Conservation of Architectural Heritage. Details herepdf

18-21 November 2015 (Atlanta, America)
Conference: ASOR Annual General Meeting. Details here.
Outcomes: Podcast of keynote speech available online.

Thursday 19 November 2015 (New York, USA)
Discussion: Cultural Patrimony and Collective Responsibility. Details here.

18-20th November 2015 (Hong Kong)
Asia Society Annual Summit: Preserving and Protecting Heritage and Antiquities, including Why ISIS is Destroying Syrian Cultural Heritage. Podcast here.

12-14 November 2015 (New Brunswick, New Jersery, America)
Roundtable: Heritage in Armed Conflict (part of the SHIFTING CITIES Conference). Details here.

12-24th November 2015 (Beirut, Lebanon)
Forum: Homeworks Cultural heritage and conflict. Details here.

Thursday 12 November 2015 (London, UK)
Talk: Heritage and Conflict. Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past. Details and podcast link here.

Thursday 12 November 2015 (New Haven, America)
Seminar: Cultural Heritage and Terrorism. Details here.

7 November 2015 (Paris, France)
Discussion: Patrimoine culturel en peril au Moyen-Orient. Details here.

5 November 2015 (Oregon, USA)
Lecture: ISIS and the Threat to Our Cultural Heritage. Details here.

5 November 2015 (Tokyo, Japan)
Seminar: Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis. Details here. (Free event, registration required)

October 2015 (Video)
Video talk: The Idols of ISIS (Available here)

Saturday 31 October 2015 (Oxford, UK)
Conference: Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference. Details here.
Outcome: Podcasts available online.

Saturday 31 October 2015 (London, UK)
Public Lectures and Discussion: Site Unseen: Safeguarding MENA Cultural Heritage. Details here.

Thursday 29 October 2015 (Fukuoka, Japan)
Symposium: ICOMOS Annual Symposium. RISKS TO IDENTITY: Loss of Traditions and Collective Memory. Details here. (Registration required)

Thursday 29 October 2015 (Columbia, America)
Discussion: Culture and Heritage after Palmyra. Details here.
Outcome: Watch the discussion on You-Tube here.

Tuesday 27 October 2015 (London, UK)
Talks: “Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict: Challenges and Threats”. Details here.

Saturday 24 October 2015 (Cleveland, America)
Symposium: Issues in Provenance Research. Details here. (Tickets necessary)

22 October 2015 (Oregon, USA)
Lecture: Marbles and Monuments in an Age of Terrorism. Details here.

18-22 October 2015 (Nevşehir, Turkey)
Conference: 5th International Conference of Experts on the Return of Cultural Property. Details here. (Invitation only)

20-21 October 2015 (Berlin, Germany)
Conference: CyArk 500 Annual Summit: Resilience through Innovation: Countering escalating threats to cultural heritage by rethinking preservation though digital technology. Details here. (Registration required, but those to donate archaeological data sets will receive free admission to the Summit)

18-20 October 2015 (Athens, Greece)
Conference: Religious And Cultural Pluralism And Peaceful Coexistence In The Middle East. Details here.
Outcomes: the opening address is available online here, and some of the participants’ comments are available here.

16-18 October 2015 (Istanbul, Turkey)
Conference: The Future of the Past: Addressing the Cultural Heritage Crisis in Iraq and Syria. Details here.

Thursday 15 October 2015 (Melbourne, Australia)
Talks: Heritage Destruction in the Middle East: Beyond the Media Hype. Details here.
Outcomes: A summary of the event and the panels is available here.

Thursday 15 October 2015 (New Orleans, America)
Lecture: Blood Antiquities. Details here. (Registration required).

15-16 October 2015 (Chicago, America)
Symposium: Braun Symposium: Art Restitution, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, and Human Right to Identity. Details here.

12-14 October 2015 (Cairo, Egypt)
Forum: Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage: Mitigating Threats for a Sustainable Future. Details here.

6 October 2015 (London, UK)
Talks: From the Balkan Wars to ISIS: The Challenge of Safeguarding Manuscripts in Conflict Zones. Details here.

5-7 October 2015 (London, UK)
Short Course. Islamic Manuscript Collections in Conflict Zones: Safeguarding Written Heritage. Details here.

2 October 2015 (Toronto, Canada)
Conference: The Presence of the Past: Destruction of Antiquity and Global Issues of Heritage. Details here.

1 October 2015 (Washington, America)
Talks: World Cultural Heritage Sites at Risk: Preservation Efforts in Iraq & Syria. Details here.

1 October 2015 (Toronto, Canada)
Talk: After the Destruction: Reacting to Losses of Cultural Heritage. Details here.

1-3 October 2015 (Bilbao and Gernika-Lumo, Spain)
Conference: Fall and rise: the reconstruction of a country after a war. Details here. (Event in Spanish)

28-30 September 2015 (Amman, Jordan)
Conference: Protecting the Past: Archaeology, conservation and tourism in the north of Jordan. Details here. (Free, but limited seating: registration compulsory).

Tuesday 29 September 2015 (New York, America)
Symposium: Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save Iraq and Syria’s Endangered Cultural Heritage. Details here. (Invitation only)

Thursday 24 September 2015 (New York, America)
Forum: Culture Under Threat: The Security, Economic and Cultural Impact of Antiquities Trafficking and Terrorist Financing. Details here.

Thursday 24 September 2015 (Wellesley, America)
Public lectures: Erasing the Past: Da’esh and the Crisis of Antiquities Destruction. Details here.

Tuesday 22 September 2015 (Vanderbilt, America)
Lecture and Exhibition Launch: “Protecting Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq” and “Syria Widowed: Remembering Palmyra”. Details here.

Tuesday 22 September 2015 (America / Live online)
Discussion: A Discussion About Destruction And Looting Of Cultural Property In Syria And Iraq. Details here.

Saturday 19 September 2015 (Sydney, Australia)
Public Lecture: The Heritage of Palmyra. Details here. (Limited seating: RSVP).

Saturday 19 September 2015 (Genova, Italy)
Conference: Risk and emergency management for cultural heritage. Details here.

16-17 September 2015 (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Conference: Fighting the Looting of Syria’s Cultural Heritage. Details here.

15-16 September 2015 (Brussels, Belgium)
Workshop: Importance of Provenance Research and Cultural Heritage Protection. Details here.