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Reconstructing Spain and Bosnia: cultural heritage and reconciliation
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014. 17:30 - 19:00
The Society of International Affairs happily invites you to its first lecture of the year, on the importance of cultural heritage and its reconstruction after times of war.
Cultural heritage represents past and present values, meanings and emotions, associated memories and beliefs, desires and aspirations. The destruction of cultural heritage during wartime and its subsequent reconstruction or neglect have long-term and wide ranging consequences for notions of identity.
In this lecture the war-time uses and abuses of cultural heritage will be presented in light of their implications for attempts at post-war recovery and their long term consequences for reconciliation, illustrated with case studies from Spain and Bosnia.
Dr Dacia Viejo-Rose is an affiliated Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. She interned at the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs, worked at UNESCO and is a co-founder of the Cambridge Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis group.
Entrance fee is 20 SEK, free for members of the Society of International Affairs (UF). Membership is only 50 SEK for one year, and can be paid at the entrance.