ARCHAEOLOGY IN CONFLICT
Cultural Heritage, Site Management and Sustainable Development in Conflict
and Post-Conflict States in the Middle East
Location: Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Date: Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2006.
Organizing body: The Centre for Applied Archaeology (CAA), supported by the
This three day conference will explore the ethics and practicalities of
archaeological site management in conflict and post-conflict states,
focusing on the impact of conservation and archaeology on local communities
in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon. Thematic sessions include:
• Palestinian Heritage: Archival Memory and Identity Work.
• Conflict Management and Reconstruction – case studies from Lebanon
• Archaeology and Conflict in Iraq - present problems and future prospects
• Conservation and Sustainable Use of Resources - Case studies from
• Conflicting Values, Government and Legitimacy
The conference brings together archaeologists, heritage managers, developing
agencies, funding bodies, philosophers, social theorists, conflict
resolution specialists, economists, NGO’s, GO’s and supranational bodies.
Special focus will be given to academic scholars, experts and government
representatives from Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.
The conference is part of the Season of Cultural Heritage in Conflict, a
series of events that are taking place at the University College London. A
visit to the exhibition ‘A Future for the Past; Petrie’s Palestinian
Collection’, the first public display of the Petrie Palestinian Collection,
will form part of the first day of the conference.
For further details and a booking form please see www.ucl.ac.uk/caa , phone
020 7679 4778 or send an email to fau@...
Conference fee £48.00, students and concessions £28.00.