Recording heritage destruction in Iraq

Isakhan, Benjamin 2012, Recording heritage destruction in Iraq, TAARII newsletter, vol. 7, no. 2, Fall, pp. 24-27.

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Title Recording heritage destruction in Iraq
Author(s) Isakhan, Benjamin
Journal name TAARII newsletter
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Season Fall
Start page 24
End page 27
Total pages 4
Publisher American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
Place of publication Chicago, Ill.
Publication date 2012-12-15
Keyword(s) Iraq
Heritage
Summary In October 2012, I began a monthlong visit to Iraq to begin developing a database that documents the destruction of heritage in the country over a crucial nine-year period (2003–2009). This database will enable researchers to more fully understand the extent of the destruction and will help the Iraqi government and international community to prioritize the heritage sites in Iraq that most urgently need protection and restoration. The primary purpose of the database, however, is to examine the extent of the relationship between the recorded destruction of heritage sites and spikes of violence, as documented in existing and reliable measures such as the Iraq Body Count database. Over the next three years, with funding from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery (DECRA) scheme and supported by the Centre for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University, our research team of Australians, Americans, and Iraqis will build the database.
Language eng
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051482

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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