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Lecture/Seminar Global Talk: "Introduction to Aga Khan World Partnership Walk and Programs at the Aga Khan" with Zen Tharani and Attiya Hirji 2017-05-17 11:30:00
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WHEN:  Wednesday, May 17th
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sedgewick C168

DETAILS: Introduction to World Partnership Walk (5 W's) programs and the work that AKFC does.

BIOS:

Zen Tharani is the current Chair of the Aga Khan World Partnership Walk in Victoria and has been supporting and volunteering with the Walk for over 24 years starting first in Vancouver and now in Victoria.  He is passionate about working with the local tech sector, entrepreneurs, businesses, clubs, and citizens to ensure we find a balance between giving locally and internationally.  His aim is to raise awareness through conversations and letting people decide where they choose to donate their hard earned money.

Attiya Hirji knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the field of international development and is currently based in Vancouver working for Aga Khan Foundation Canada in Corporate Engagement. She has been a fundraiser and volunteer with the Walk since she could walk herself! Attiya is eager to get companies in Canada to take action and to exercise their global citizenship. She hopes to inspire others to use the Walk as a means to bring our local community together, while also making a difference in the world and improving the lives of others.

 

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Location SEDGEWICK BUILDING
C168
Times 11:30:00 to 12:00:00
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Sponsor Jodie Walsh
250-721-8800
jodie@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Global Talk: "The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq: Reflections on the Challenges to Art History and Archaeology" with Marcus Milwright 2017-05-17 08:30:00
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WHEN:  Wednesday, May 17th
TIME: 10:30am to 11:30am
WHERE: Sedgewick C168

DETAILS: The targeted destruction of archaeological sites, shrines, and other forms of religious architecture is one of many deeply disturbing aspects of the ongoing civil war in Syria. The political instability in Iraq has also facilitated attacks against ancient urban fabric of Iraq. While the deliberate erasure of cultural heritage is not a new phenomenon, there has certainly been an upsurge in this type of activity in recent years. Examples include the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban and the use of high explosives by Islamic State to flatten substantial areas of Palmyra and Nimrud. In the long term, the catastrophic damage to buildings, sites, museums, libraries and archives will require massive capital investment and intervention by museum curators, conservators, librarians, and specialists in cultural heritage. This talk will consider the potential contribution of art historians and archaeologists. Are these disciplines rendered irrelevant by the scale of the events in these countries? Does the ever-increasing record of destruction require scholars to change their research methods and goals? What are the most effective ways to disseminate information about the lost or endangered monuments, portable arts, and traditional crafts of these regions?​

BIO

Marcus Milwright is professor of Islamic art and archaeology in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria. He has held fellowships at the Aga Khan Programs for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art at Shangri La (Honolulu). His research interests include the art and archaeology of the Islamic Middle East, labour and craft practices in the urban environment, and cross-cultural contacts in the Medieval Mediterranean. He has published The Fortress of the Raven: Karak in the Middle Islamic Period (1100-1650) (Brill, 2008), An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), and The Dome of the Rock and its Umayyad Mosaic Inscriptions (Edinburgh University Press, 2016); Islamic Arts and Crafts: An Anthology (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). He is currently working on a history of the balsam of Matarea. ​

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Location SEDGEWICK BUILDING
C168
Times 08:30:00 to 11:30:00
Pricing
Sponsor Jodie Walsh
250-721-8800
jodie@uvic.ca
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