ASOR Annual General Meeting

Conference: ASOR Annual meeting 2015

18-21 November 2015
The InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta

Organisors: American Schools of Oriental Research

The keynote speech by Dr Jesse Casana, Dartmouth, “Using Satellites to Connect the Dots: Looted Antiquities, ISIL, and the Syrian Civil War” is available online here.

The full list of approved sessions is available here: it includes:-

Satellite-Based Monitoring of Cultural Heritage in Conflict Situations
Chair:  Scott Branting, University of Chicago
Description:  This session will explore the current state of the practice for monitoring cultural heritage by satellite in conflict situations, and will illustrate results of recent research efforts in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and elsewhere.

Conservation and Site Preservation in the Near East
Chairs: Suzanne Davis, University of Michigan and LeeAnn Gordon, American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
Description: The primary aims of this session are to foster collaboration and promote information sharing among conservators and archaeologists working in the Near East. This session will create a forum where these professionals can come together to present research, exchange ideas, and discuss issues impacting both fields. Contributors’ presentations will examine regional and national trends in conservation as well as site-specific conservation programs. Presenters will also consider how political instability and the need for economic development are impacting the preservation of archaeological heritage in the Near East. Generous discussion time will engage the contributors and the audience, creating a dialogue that will ultimately improve conservation of artifacts and sites in the Near East.

Cultural Heritage Management: Methods, Practices, and Case Studies
Session Chair: TBA
Description: This session welcomes papers that concern cultural heritage management in terms of methods, practices, and case studies in areas throughout the Near East.

For more information, visit the conference website.