The third Protecting the Past conference will be held in Tunis (Tunisia) between 2-4 December 2017 at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) Headquarters. The conference in Tunis will follow a four-week training event organised by EAMENA and funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund for 20 heritage professionals and students from Libya and Tunisia on the applications of aerial image interpretation and remote sensing to archaeological analysis and heritage management.
This conference is co-organised by:
- Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project
- Global Heritage Fund (GHF)
- ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah
Please visit our ‘Organisers and partners’ page for more details.
The purpose of this conference, which is entitled Documentation as a Tool for Heritage Protection is to bring together international, regional, and local experts to explore how digital and on-the-ground documentation may address the challenges facing cultural heritage. While the focus of the conference will be on Tunisia and Libya, broader regional issues will also be discussed.
The conference will also provide an opportunity for Tunisian and Libyan stakeholders trained in the EAMENA methodology of digital documentation via remote sensing to present their projects and feedback.
A preliminary conference programme is now online and may be found here.
The conference will take place over three days between Saturday 2 and Monday 4 December at the ALECSO Headquarters. Attendance is free, but registration is necessary as seats are limited. Please register now to reserve your seat.
An optional field trip to Carthage will be organised on 1 December for conference speakers only. If you are a speaker and would like to participate, please email us at protectingthepast(at)gmail.com.