P088
Deliberate Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Convenors:
John MacGinnis (British Museum)
Format:
Panels
Location:
SOAS Senate House - S108
Start time:
1 June, 2018 at 16:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Submissions are invited for contributions to a panel on the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for papers speculating on the deliberate destruction of material culture and the practical and theoretical considerations which this gives rise to.

Long abstract:

The proposer of the panel is part of the British Museum's initiatives to train a new generation of Iraqian archaeologists in the wake of the destruction of the sites during the current wars in the region. Though he will draw on examples from this work, it is hoped that relevant papers will be offered drawing on any geograpical region, and using examples both historical and current. Theoretical papers on the way that anthropologists, such as FW Hasluck, have treated this issue are also welcome.