The EAHN 2023 thematic conference ‘Heritage in Danger’ will be held in Iraq, a country that suffered so much destruction recently. Send an abstract and join us in Koya!
International EAHN Thematic Conference ‘Heritage in Danger’
February 20-21, 2023
Deadline for submitting abstracts: August 15, 2022
Theme of the Conference
If writing history is the “telling of stories” then heritage is what brings life to these stories!
While the world mourned the destruction of the widely known Iraqi archaeological and heritage sites of Nimrud, Hatra, Sinjar and the old town of Mosul caused by the ISIS invasion in 2014-2017, other Iraqi archaeological and heritage sites in much safer zones were and still are underestimated and exposed to silent death via ongoing neglect and unchecked deterioration with a very limited capacity to safeguard them like in the case of Koya’s old town which reached its zenith during the Ottoman reign.
Many other cases around the world which have faced threats like armed conflicts and wars, natural disasters, pollution, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization and unchecked tourist development were inscribed in the UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. Such is the case of the city of Bam in Iran that was struck by a major earthquake in 2004, and the case of the historic town of Zabid in Yemen where the heritage has seriously deteriorated and more than 40% of its buildings were replaced by new concrete ones (Yemen’s current civil war has worsened this situation even more). These examples reflect the wide range of threats that put heritage in danger and require special attention and corrective action.
This two-day conference aims to explore various aspects of the threats that lead to heritage loss, along with the questions about how to save and protect cultural heritage through discussing and raising international awareness of the critical risks confronting cultural heritage and the devastating heritage loss around the world.
The conference welcomes papers that address similar or other aspects of threats behind heritage loss all over the world and how to safeguard the cultural heritage and mitigate the threats.
Abstracts should be submitted online via conference website only no later than August 15, 2022; we will not accept abstracts that are sent via email. For further information please send your inquiries to the following address: email@example.com
Call for Papers and Discussion Positions Submission deadline: August 15, 2022.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the Conference website http://conferences.
The Organizing Committee has the prerogative to recommend changes to the abstract. The selected speakers must return edited abstracts no later than September 29, 2022.
Speakers of accepted paper proposals must submit the complete text of their papers (for a 20 minute presentation) by November 15, 2022.
The Scientific Committee may suggest editorial revisions to the paper in order to satisfy the conference guidelines and will return it with comments to the speaker by January 10, 2023.
For online publication (optional), the papers will be peer reviewed in order to satisfy the publication purposes, and the scientific committee will return them with comments to the authors by March 21, 2023. Before the publication, the papers will have proofreading, and the deadline for the proofreading will be on April 25, 2023.
Speakers must complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper to the scientific committee by May 10, 2023.
The Scientific Committee reserves the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author has refused to comply with these guidelines. It is the responsibility of the Scientific Committee to inform speakers of these guidelines.
Each speaker is expected to fund his or her own registration, travel and expenses to Erbil City and to Koya both in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. International speakers and scientific committee will enjoy free accommodation inside Koya.
Belgin Turan Özkaya
Belgin Turan Özkaya (PhD Cornell University)
Graduate Program in Architectural History
Department of Architecture
Middle East Technical University
Editorial Board Member, IJIA