Cultural Heritage as the Target and Victim of War: First-hand reports from Ukraine
Organised by Professor John Hines, Vice President and Dr Heather Sebire, Honorary Secretary.
This one-day symposium is an opportunity to our colleagues working in the heritage sector in Ukraine to provide first-hand information to an international English-speaking audience about the damage inflicted in the course of the war started by invasion of February 2022 ordered by Vladimir Putin. We hope to gain greater insight into the current situation, and to identify ways in which real practical help can be given.
At present we anticipate seven individual papers reporting on impacts in specific geographical areas and on particular fields of historical and archaeological evidence. There will also be a keynote lecture on the national museum sector in a state of war, and a final panel discussion.
Further details of the programme, which will of course remain subject to what circumstances permit, will appear in the new year.