(POSTPONED) November 9: Lecture by Brian Daniels

Cultural Heritage and War: What Can Be Done

Intentional destruction of cultural heritage is designed to erase people from history and has become an all too familiar feature of contemporary violence. Recent cases appear all too frequently in the news: the 2001 demolition of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, the 2012 destruction of Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, Mali, the obliteration of historic sites across Syria and Iraq, and cultural targeting by Russia in Ukraine. It often seems like nothing can be done. But there are ways that cultural workers and the international community can step in to help. This talk explores how.

(Co-Sponsored by the Italian Academy, Columbia University)

(POSTPONED) November 9 at 6:00 pm
Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Ave