In collaboration with Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) is hosting online bi-monthly seminars on Erbil History, Archaeology, Arts and Architecture starting on Thursday November 26, 2020. The seminars will continue throughout the academic year of 2020-2021.
This project aims at shedding light and celebrating numerous works of scholars who visited Erbil during the last two decades. These studies resulted in very important and multi-dimensional conclusions regarding Erbil and its surroundings; history, archaeology, arts and architecture. Based on the accumulated knowledge, existing projects of preservation, revitalization, and rehabilitation of cultural heritage may be reoriented or reviewed.
UKH and Ifpo have a shared vision and a sense of strong responsibility towards highlighting learned lessons from past generations experiences. Such experiences that are documented in the works of the prospected participants (speakers). It is expected from these seminars to raise awareness amongst the younger generation regarding the state of the existing and past conditions as the premises and starting points for any future development.
The third day of this event is divided into two sections; the first seminar "The Archaeology and Ancient History of the Citadel of Erbil" is presented by each of John MACGINNIS from the British Museum and Dara Talaat Al-Yaqubi, Senior Consultant Architect and Heritage Conservation Expert.
While the second seminar "Archaeological Survey in the City of Erbil" is presented by each of Karwan A. M. Amin and Pshtiwan A. Ibrahim from Erbil Directorate of Antiquities.