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The Wonder House

Oct 31, 2021

Today, I'm speaking to Mehiyar Kathem, Deputy Director of the Nahrein Network. Mehiyar discusses his work developing partnerships and communication with Iraqi Government institutions, domestic NGOs & others working in cultural heritage. This is central to the Network's aims in Iraq because cultural heritage policy can...

Oct 24, 2021

Today, I'm speaking to Paul Collins, Jaleh Hearn Curator for Ancient Near East at the Ashmolean Museum and Co-Director of the Nahrein Network. Paul's work in collaboration with colleagues in the UK and abroad, and members of the Middle Eastern diaspora is challenging his institution and the rest of us to tell stories...

Oct 17, 2021

Today, I'm speaking to Rozhen Mohammed-Amin, founding head of the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Group at Sulaimani Polytechnic University. She explains how the Nobody's Listening VR experience + exhibition about the Yazidi genocide can change lives. By sparking empathy and compassion for people, it generates more...

Oct 10, 2021

Today, I'm speaking to Jaafar Jotheri, Assistant Professor and Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Archaeology at the University of Al-Qadissiyah in Iraq. We talk about successful local and global cultural heritage collaboration in Iraqi and also its pitfalls.

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Oct 3, 2021

Today, I'm speaking to Eleanor Robson about the Nahrein Network. This is an incredible project that fosters the sustainable development of antiquities, cultural heritage and the humanities in Iraq and its neighbours in the Middle East.

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