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The Iraq National Library and Archives: Reclaiming Culture from Chaos

When:
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Derrick Hall Room 101 | Center for International Studies Conference Room
Description:

Visiting Cambridge, MA, scholar, curator, and archivist, Jeffrey B. Spurr will speak about the historical role of libraries in cultural preservation and the losses they sustain during times of ravaging conflict. From his partnership with the Sabre Foundation, he will recount how, following acts of arson during the rule of Saddam Hussein, the devastated Iraq National Library and Archive was revived as a model for any well-governed institution.

Spurr is Middle East and Islamic Specialist (retired) at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University's Fine Arts Library. He also founded and managed the Bosnia Library Project (1996-2005).

Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth A. Bishop
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Lectures, Visual Arts
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
The Iraq National Library and Archives: Reclaiming Culture from Chaos