CFP: Heritage under Fire

Friday 2 February 2018 | A one-day Symposium hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University

Call For Papers:

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have unleashed a cataclysmic wave of human suffering as well as an unprecedented period of heritage destruction. The Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University invites expressions of interest from the international and Australian community of heritage researchers to present a paper at the one-day Symposium ‘Heritage Under Fire’. The symposium will bring together leading heritage scholars, archaeologists, political scientists, historians, anthropologists, and art historians to focus on the theme of ‘Cultural Property Protection in Conflict’. The event is supported by the Australian Department of Defence and Blue Shield Australia.


Please send an abstract (200 words) and a brief bio (100 words) by 1 December 2017 to: Participants will be notified of their acceptance by 10 December 2017.



Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Peter Stone, OBE (UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, Newcastle University)

Professor Claire Smith (Flinders University)

Tara Gutman (Australian Red Cross)

A/Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)




Friday 2 February 2018

Deakin University Downtown,

Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

For more details and to register, visit:

Lucie K. Morisset