Damage to Yemen's Cultural Heritage

05/05/2016 - 19:00
Dr Michael Fradley
Room B102, Brunei Gallery Building, SOAS

The British-Yemeni Society, in association with the London Middle East Institute at SOAS invites you to a talk by Dr Michael Fradley on the Damage to Yemen's Cultural Heritage. The talk will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016 at 19:00 in Room B102, Brunei Gallery Building, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG.

Dr Fradley, is Research Assistant on the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa at the School of Archaeology of Oxford University. A a landscape archaeologist, he has worked on major landscape surveys in the UK, and as far afield as the southern Brazilian highlands.  His background includes positions with English Heritage and post-doctoral roles at the Universities of Exeter and Bournemouth.
The Arcadia-funded Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of heritage issues across this large, diverse area. The project uses satellite imagery as a key tool in identifying problem areas and current conditions on the ground, feeding data into an exhaustive database. The project team was partially redeployed in March 2015 to investigate the current situation in Yemen in response to escalating conflict in the region and the potential threat to its heritage. This paper will present the work of the EAMENA project, highlighting the various heritage issues current and the positive strategies being adopted in spite of the continuing strife in Yemen.

Please email the Hon Secretary on sec@b-ys.org.uk to reserve a place.