Lecture by Monica Hanna: How Egyptian Heritage Play a Role in Post-Conflict Identity Formation
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Mar 26, 2015 6:00–7:00pm
Organized by: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Venue: Netherlands-Flemish Institute Cairo (NVIC)
Address: 1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek
Website: www.facebook.com/events/409276465912599/

For the last lecture of March, we have the honor to welcome Monica Hanna, the renowned archaeologist. The lecture will discuss the history of Egyptian heritage post 2011. It will overview narratives, cartoons and use of heritage in everyday politics. It will also touch upon the pandemic looting and discuss the reasons and solutions. This will be in the light of talking about future plans of why managing heritage should be carried out through community involvement. Through empowering locals to find meaning and identification with the heritage they live around, Egypt could find its safeguard plan to its heritage.

Dr. Hanna graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2004 and got her PhD from University of Pisa in 2010 with a dissertation entitled "Problems of Preservation of Mural Paintings in the Theban Necropolis: A Pilot Study on the Theban Tomb 14 using 3D Scanning Techniques". In 2014, she received the American SAFE Beacon Award, and delivered a lecture entitled "Saving Ancient Egypt, One Tweet at a Time: How Social Media is Saving One of the World’s Oldest Civilizations".