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Libya Matters Workshop: Safeguarding Libyan Heritage - 01/10/2016, London (England)

Over recent decades, public concern over the impact of warfare on cultural heritage has increased. One area where the monuments are less well-known, and therefore less discussed, but no less threatened, is Libya. This day conference on 1 October offers an opportunity to learn about the realities on the ground, and how scholars and heritage experts in many countries are trying to support their Libyan colleagues in preserving several millennia of human history.

In 2012 the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s and the Society for Libyan Studies held a workshop to record and celebrate the historical and cultural importance of Libya, and to make clear why Libya matters to us all. Since then the situation in Libya has become far more complex and difficult, while travel to the country for non-Libyans is almost impossible. But there is still a great deal that we can do to provide sensible and practical support for our Libyan colleagues in protecting their heritage. The aim of this workshop is to present some of the work which is being undertaken in the UK and across Europe, to help in the recording, publishing and safeguarding of Libyan heritage.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 01/10/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room K 0.16, Strand Campus, King’s College London (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College; Society for Libyan Studies

INFO: web

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: registro online / registration online / registrazione online


Miembros de la Society of Libyan Studies / Society of Libyan Studies members / membri della Society of Libyan Studies: £15.00

Estudiantes del King’s College London / King’s College London students / studenti del King’s College London: £15.00


09.30- 10.00 Registration with tea and coffee (K 0.16)

10.00 Valeria Vitale (KCL) will launch the SLS Gazetteer - a tool for recording Libyan Heritage (the Gazetteer site will be on display all day)

10.30 Charlotte Roueché (KCL): Publishing the inscriptions of Libya online 11.00 Susan Walker (Oxford): The Libyan Antiquities at Risk project

11.30 David Mattingly (Leicester) and Corisande Fenwick (UCL): Digital publication of the Archives of the Society for Libyan Studies

12.00 David Mattingly (Leicester): Endangered Archaeology in Libya and Beyond

12.30- 13.30 Sandwich lunch (Chapters: first floor)

13.30 Oliva Menozzi (Chieti) on Italian training projects

14.00 Ross Thomas (British Museum): The International Training Programme at the British Museum

14.30 Paul Bennett (Canterbury): Training Libyans on UK archaeological sites

15.00 Ahmed Buzaian (Benghazi/Leicester): Training within Libya

15.30- 16.00 Tea and coffee (Chapters)

16.00 Anna Leone (Durham): Training in Libya and Tunisia

16.30 Will Wootton (KCL): Training in the management of mosaics and sites

17.00- 18.00 The focus will turn to the Future for Libya’s Past. Hafed Walda (KCL) will speak about current and future issues for Libyan heritage, followed by a round-table discussion.

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