ISIS and the Cultural Heritage Crisis of Syria, Iraq, and Yemen

Conference: ISIS and the Cultural Heritage Crisis of Syria, Iraq, and Yemen

Friday, February 12, 2016

McCormick Hall 106

Organized by The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies & The Department of Art and Archaeology

9:00-9:15

Introduction

9:15-10:00

Michael Cook (Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University)
“Making and Breaking Images in the Pre-Modern Muslim World”

10:00-10:45

Cole Bunzel (Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University)
“Erasing Shirk: Salafi Theology and the Islamic State’s Iconoclasm”

10:45-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:00

Samuel Helfont (Program in International Relations, University of Pennsylvania)
“Iraqi Baʿthism and the Boundaries of Cultural Heritage under Saddam”

12:00-12:45

Michael Danti (Department of Archaeology, Boston University)
“The ISIS War on Culture: The Dual Exploitive Approach to Cultural Assets”

12:45-1:45

Lunch

1:45-2:30

Alexander Bauer (Department of Anthropology, Queens College, City University of New York)
“Terrorism, Humanitarianism, and Archaeology: Responding to Cultural Destruction in Times of Crisis”

2:30-3:15

Stephen Urice (School of Law, University of Miami)
“ISIS and the Cultural Heritage Crisis: A Legal Framework”

3:15-3:45

Coffee Break

3:45-4:30

Charles Henry (President, Council on Library and Information Resources)
“Digital Libraries and Zones of War”

4:30-5:15

David Magier (Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Princeton University)
“Cultural Heritage in Yemen: The Research Library’s Role in Preserving Zaydi Community Archives”

5:15-5:30

Concluding Remarks

The organizers recognize the generous support of our co-sponsors:
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund
Department of Classics
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Program in Near Eastern Studies
Bobst Center for Peace and Justice
Archaeological Institute of America
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, & Central Asia
Organized by:
Esther da Costa Meyer (Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University)
Stanley Katz (Woodrow Wilson School & Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University)
Christian Sahner (St John’s College, University of Cambridge)