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International Seminar: “Preserving Architectural and Urban Heritage of Post-War Iraq”

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This seminar aims to address challenges, opportunities and strategies for the preservation and development of Iraq’s rich architectural and urban heritage.

  • From: Monday 5 February 2018, 10 am
  • To: Monday 5 February 2018, 5.30 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University, City campus, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Event details

The Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (CAUGH) at the School of Architecture, Design & Built Environment (ADBE) and Global Heritage Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) are pleased to host this international seminar: “Preserving Architectural and Urban Heritage of Post-War Iraq”.

The seminar is organised under the patronage of His Excellency, Dr Haider Al Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, and in partnership with the Prime Minister of Iraq’s Office and the Iraqi Cultural Attaché in London.

Professor Yvonne Barnett, the Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at NTU as well as the Iraqi Cultural Attaché in London, Dr. Hassan Al-Alak will address the seminar and welcome all delegates.

The seminar aims to discuss, debate, and introduce novel approaches towards recording, preserving and managing Iraq’s rich architectural and urban heritage during post-war transitions. This seminar anticipates to support the Iraqi government’s efforts toward sustainable preservation of the nation’s rich heritage.

The international seminar will feature distinguished keynote speakers:

  • Professor Nezar AlSayyad, Chair of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), Professor of Urban History at the University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Professor David Mattingly, Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester, UK
  • Professor Sabah Mushatat, Senior Adviser (heritage), Iraq Prime Minister Office

Participants come from a wide range of globally leading British and Iraqi Universities and Institutions. Chaired by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, the Director of the CAUGH at NTU, the seminar will also feature contributions from a number of international universities.

Reserve your place

To view the full listing of partner universities involved with this seminar, and to book your place (as spaces are limited) please visit the seminar’s Eventbrite page.


For all enquiries about this event please email Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem or call +44 (0)115 8484 690

Location details


Nottingham Conference Centre


Nottingham Trent University
City campus
Burton Street


Our City Campus is located in Nottingham city centre. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk from the University – Trinity Square and Talbot Street. There is also limited metered on-street parking on Chaucer and Shakespeare Streets.

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Travel Info:

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Still need help?

Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem
+44 (0)115 8484 690