Standing Committee on Archaeology: "Breaking Iconoclasm: Destroying and Rebuilding Past and Present Heritage"


Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 4:00pm to 7:00pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Breaking Iconoclasm: Destroying and Rebuilding Past and Present Heritage

Organized by the Harvard Standing Committee on Archaeology and Bastien Varoutsikos (CNRS)

Wednesday December 2, 2015

4-7pm Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (reception to follow)

Moderated by Clare Gillis (Marlboro College) and Bastien Varoutsikos (CNRS)

Speakers include: Peter Der Manuelian, Jason Felch, Eliza Gettel, LeeAnn Barnes Gordon, Joseph Greene, Matt Liebmann, James Simpson

(No registration required)

 Breaking Iconoclasm: Destroying and Rebuilding Past and Present Heritage is an upcoming roundtable discussion exploring interdisciplinary approaches to iconoclasm. Taking the recent events in Syria and Iraq as a starting point, a roundtable of specialists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds (including archaeology, Classics, museum studies, digital humanities, history, and journalism) will discuss the various origins and expressions of iconoclasm from multiple perspectives and within varying historical contexts. The event will be open to the public and we plan for substantial audience engagement in the discussion.


We look forward to seeing you there!