Past Event

Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments in Iraq, Syria and Turkey

June 9, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and Association to Protect Cultural Heritage (Kültürel Mirası Koruma Derneği) cordially invite you to a lecture by Professor Zainab Bahrani on “Mapping the Cultural Heritage in Iraq, Syria and Turkey.”

Date and time: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 18:30
Venue: Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul Office
Address: Sıraselviler Cad. No: 49 Yeni Hayat Ap. K: 2 D: 5 Beyoğlu – İstanbul

Please note that the event will be held in English and participation is free of charge.

As seating is limited, we would kindly ask you to confirm your participation due June 7, by sending an email to Gülden Çolakel, [email protected]

Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments is a part of The Archmap Project, a collaborative knowledge system for the humanities that first started with Stephen Murray’s (Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History and Director of Art Humanities at Columbia University) Mapping Gothic France. Envisioned and directed by Professor Zainab Bahrani, Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments is a pioneering field project that assesses the condition of monuments, maps their locations, and records them with digital techniques to provide a record and to facilitate critically needed preservation and conservation work across Iraq and Turkey. More information regarding the project can be found on:

Zainab Bahrani is the Edith Porada Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York. She studied the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University where she earned her MA and PhD degrees in a joint program of Ancient Near Eastern and Greek art and archaeology. Professor Bahrani has published extensively in the area of art history and theory, aesthetics and politics. Her most recent book, The Infinite Image: Art, Time and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity Reaktion (University of Chicago Press, 2014) is based on her 2010-2011 Slade Lectures in the Fine Arts at Oxford and won the Trilling Book prize for 2015. She is also the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including honors from the Getty Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation.