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International scholars Dr. Monica Hanna and Dr. Anne Porter investigate the positive work currently being undertaken in the Middle East to protect local antiquities and sites, and the changing levels of engagement of archaeologists with local communities. Hanna and Porter will shine a light onto the current state of archaeology and heritage preservation, but also address what local Canadian communities can do to participate in global solutions.
Faculty and students at the University of Toronto's Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Royal Ontario Museum have been working actively to promote a better understanding of the long and coloured histories within countries such as Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Afghanistan.
Dr. Monica Hanna: The situation of Egypt's Heritage post 2011
Dr. Anne Porter: Learning from Life on the Middle Euphrates, Syria
Program Partner: University of Toronto Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations Graduate Students Association & Students Association.
The NMCGSA & NMCSA acknowledge the generous support of the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Dean's Office, and Arts & Science Students Union.