Oct 13 presentation – The “Calculated Frightfulness” of ISIS: Threats to Middle Eastern Cultural Heritage in Historical Perspective
Oct 13 at 6:30 pm, UMMA auditorium. Geoffrey Emberling (UM Kelsey Museum) will contextualize the horrifying destruction of monuments and looting of sites and museums in the Middle East by the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS). He will discuss western responses to these actions, from government silence, to mobilization of archaeologists, and uneven media coverage. Details here.