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International Seminar: “Preserving the Architectural and Urban Heritage of Post-War Iraq”

Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

Monday 5th February 2018, 10.00am-17.30pm,

The Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (CAUGH) at the School of Architecture, Design & Built Environment (ADBE) and Global Heritage Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University are pleased to host the International Seminar: “Preserving Architectural and Urban Heritage of Post-War Iraq”, on Monday 5th February 2018, 10.00am-17.30pm, at The Conference Centre, City Campus, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom. The Seminar is organised under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr Hayder Al Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, and in partnership with the Prime Minister of Iraq’s Office and the Iraqi Cultural Attaché in London.

Professor Yvonne Barnett, the Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Nottingham Trent University as well as the Iraqi Cultural Attaché in London, Dr. Hassan Al-Alak will address the Seminar and welcome all delegates. The Seminar will address challenges, opportunities and strategies for the preservation and development of Iraq’s rich architectural and urban heritage. It aims to discuss, debate, and introduce novel approaches towards recording, preserving and management of Iraq’s rich architectural and urban heritage during post-war transitions. This seminar anticipates to support the Iraqi government’s efforts toward sustainable preservation of the nation’s rich heritage.

The International Seminar will feature the distinguished Keynote Speakers, Professor Nezar AlSayyad, Chair of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), and Professor of Urban History at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, Professor David Mattingly, Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester, UK; and Professor Sabah Mushatat, Senior Advisor (heritage), Iraq Prime Minister Office. Participants are from wide range of globally leading British and Iraqi Universities and Institutions.

The International Seminar is chaired by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, the Director of the Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (CAUGH) at Nottingham Trent University. The Seminar will feature contributions from University of Liverpool, UK; University of Kufa, Iraq; University of Technology, Iraq; University of Kerbala, Iraq; Wasit University, Iraq; Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Municipality of Baghdad, Iraq; Nottingham Trent University, UK; Islamic University of Lebanon, Lebanon; University of Basra, Iraq; University of Manchester, UK; University of Baghdad, Iraq; Middle Technical University, Iraq


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The Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (AUGH)

School of Architecture, Design & The Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University


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