Comprehensive topics, 2 conference days, 5 excellent speakers.
28th to 29th April 2019
Starting at 9am
University of Kufa
Manuscripts submission is now closedProgram
The University of Kufa and its partners, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania, hold the 2nd Conference for Research and Protection on the Archaeological Heritage of Iraq (ICRPAHI). This Conference is a gathering of archaeologists, researchers and practitioners in archaeology, conservation and related fields. ICRPAHI is held annually starting from 2018.
The 2019 International Conference for Research and Protection on the Archaeological Heritage of Iraq (ICRPAHI) will be held at the University of Kufa campus in Najaf, Iraq, April 28-29, 2019. The conference is organized by an International Steering Committee. The Committee members are from the universities of Kufa, Oxford, Cambridge, Chicago and Pennsylvania. It is the premier international meeting for researchers and other professionals in archaeology networks and related areas. It features invited plenary talks by world-renowned speakers in the areas of Mesopotamian archaeology and site conservation, will be delivered. In addition to regular technical sessions with oral and poster presentations, the conference program will include special sessions, competitions, tutorials and workshops on topics of current interest.
Archaeological research in South Iraq is currently undergoing dynamic growth, with new excavations and surveys already changing our reconstruction of the origins of Mesopotamian urban life. This international conference will focus on the archaeology and social history of Mesopotamia during the 4th through 3rd millennia BC, or the Late Ubaid through Ur III Periods. We invite papers that focus on the early cities and states of Mesopotamia, through aspects such as art, architecture, material culture and texts. We also invite papers using scientific techniques to explore the Mesopotamian past (e.g., isotope studies, UAV mapping, or geoarchaeology). The conference will also include a strong focus on cultural heritage and its protection, through conservation and public archaeology presentation strategies; papers that examine museums, exhibits, and their interaction with diverse audiences will be very welcome.
World renowned speakers in relevant topics
His Excellency the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
Abdulameer M. Al-Dafar (al-Hamdani) is an Anthropological Archaeologist specializing in the Near Eastern and Mesopotamian archaeology. He has a Bachelor degree in Ancient Archaeology, Baghdad University 1987, an MA in Archaeology from the Department of Anthropology of State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 2013. He has a PhD from the Department of Anthropology-the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2015 entitled The Shadow States: The Archaeology of Power in the Marshes of Southern Mesopotamia.
He was a teaching assistant for Archaeology and Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University. He has specialized in using remote sensing, GIS, and geospatial techniques in archaeology; regional archaeological survey, internal systematic survey, and landscape archaeology. He was Director of the antiquities office of Dhiqar province in southern Iraq, and director of Nasiriya Museum 2003–9.
Submission is now closed. Download conference program.For any inquiries, please contact the conference team on: [email protected]
February 15, 2019: Deadline for submitting manuscript.
February 22, 2019: Early notification of acceptance.
April 28-29, 2019: Conference Date.
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