PCMA Seminar: Decolonizing the conservation of built heritage in Egypt

In April, the PCMA Seminars focus on collaborative archaeology and heritage studies. The second lecture in the “Heritage Month” series will be “Decolonizing the conservation of built heritage in Egypt”  presented by Dr. Hossam Mahdy.

Dr Hossam Mahdy is a Consultant of Conservation of Built Heritage and the President of International Committee on Vernacular Architecture (CIAV) – ICOMOS.

The aim of the “Heritage Month” organized by Dr. Tomomi Fushiya (PCMA UW) is to introduce archaeologists and students to  different approaches and practices of collaborative archaeology and heritage studies. With leading researchers and practitioners active in North Africa and Near East as guest speakers, the lecture series provides ideas about how community engagement can be designed, how collaboration with local communities enhances archaeological research, why it is important to think about the past from a local perspective, and why collaborative archaeology is so important today.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, 28st April, at 11.30 am CET on Zoom. To obtain a link, please write to Dr. Tomomi Fushiya: t.fushiya@uw.edu.pl or to the PCMA UW office: pcma@uw.edu.pl

This will be the last lecture in the Heritage Month series this spring.