Preserving the Past to Build a Better Tomorrow – 4 Dec ’16

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Royal Ontario Museum: Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B
RSVP (free entry): Click here

Event Poster Final

International scholars Dr. Monica Hanna and Dr. Anne Porter investigate the positive work currently being undertaken in the Middle East to protect local antiquities and sites, and the changing levels of engagement of archaeologists with local communities. Hanna and Porter will shine a light onto the current state of archaeology and heritage preservation, but also address what local Canadian communities can do to participate in global solutions.

Faculty and students at the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Royal Ontario Museum have been working actively to promote a better understanding of the long and coloured histories within countries such as Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

This event is a collaboration between the NMCGSA, NMCSU, and the Royal Ontario Museum. The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support received by the NMC department, UofT’s Faculty of Arts & Science, and the Arts & Science Student Union.

This event will also be a fundraiser in support of the NMC-CESI initiative. Please visit the link for more information about this exciting and important initiative!

RSVP HERE (entry free):


Dr Monica Hanna “The situation of Egypt’s Heritage post 2011”

Dr Anne Porter “Learning from Life on the Middle Euphrates, Syria”

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